How to Choose the Right Sunglasses Lauren April 18, 2014 ACCESSORIES With summer fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about your warm weather wardrobe and what you’re going to wear to the beach. One of the most important aspects of your summer wear is your sunglasses, and the best way to choose them is by matching the style to the shape of your face. Whether you have 20/20 vision or require prescription sunglasses, look for a retailer that offers a wide selection of shapes and styles like Glasses On Spec. Oval Face Shape If your face is an oval shape, rejoice! You can wear almost any style with complete ease, so try out the latest looks and don’t be afraid to experiment. You can even look good in traditionally ‘difficult’ styles like wraparounds of shields. A good base pair of sunglasses for oval face shapes is one with square frames that have gently rounded edges. Diamond Shaped Face If you have wide or high cheekbones with a narrow forehead and chin, your face would be described as diamond shaped. You should pick oval sunglasses if you’re interested in softening the sharp contours of your face, or slightly curved square frames. The styles you choose should be no wider than the top of your cheekbones. Round Face Round faces often lack definition, so you need frames that will make your face appear longer and thinner. The frames should be equal to or wider than the broadest part of your face, and always pick soft, angular rectangular styles of those with double brow bars. The brow bars will lift your eyes and make your face appear longer. Square Face Square faces suit soft, curvy styles like cat eye or the classic ovals. If you have a strong jawline, a broad forehead and wide cheekbones, your face would be described as square. It’s important to choose styles that will reduce how angular your face appears. Oblong Face An oblong face needs widening and shortening with a pair of sunglasses that don’t go wider than the broadest part of your face. Think round or square shapes and frames that have short horizontal or vertical lines. You can pick glasses that have decorative or contrasting temples as these will add width to your face. Triangular Shaped Face If your face is more triangular, it will have a narrow jaw and wide forehead. You need to soften the lower half of your face and accent the eye area with styles like cat eye or sunglasses with metal frames that are rimless along the bottom.