Fashion Friday - How to Find the Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape
With a few weeks left of summer, I thought I'd share a post from O, The Oprah Magazine which has a great guide for helping find the best pair of sunglasses for your face shape. Sometimes when I go shopping for a new pair of sunglasses I'm not quite sure which style to look for, so I end up trying on several pairs until I find the ones I'm happy with. This great guide should help us all find that great pair much quicker!
#1 Heart-Shaped Face
(wide forehead and cheekbones; narrow chin)
Yes: Cat's-eye, round.
No: Overly embellished glasses, says David Rose, designer for Salt Optics
Wide arms make the forehead look narrower.
$10, Foster Grant
Upswept corners give a futuristic twist.
Blue lenses draw attention to the eyes.
$125, Nicole Miller
Surprise! The arms of these shades are speckled.
$145, DVF Eyewear
#2 Oblong Face
(long face; narrow chin and cheeks)
Yes: Oversize or wrap styles.
No: Frames that are too narrow for your face.
Giant Jackie O shades come with a retro price tag.
$6, Forever 21
Wide, gradient frames provide broad coverage.
Neutrals look appropriate year-round.
$225, 3.1 Phillip Lim
A dash of aviator, a touch of '80s—so sleek.
$320, Derek Lam
#3 Oval Face
(balanced forehead, cheekbones and jaw)
Yes: "Any shape works on you," says Rose. Softly angular frames play up an oval face.
Gunmetal accents supply a lot of style for the price.
The raised bridge emphasizes cheekbones.
$88, Ann Taylor
Vivid turquoise pops against any skin tone.
Great aviators: rich tones, nice size, polarized lenses.
$400, Salt Optics
#4 Square Face
(broad forehead; square jawline)
Yes: Round, oval, cat's-eye
No: Sharp geometric shapes—they emphasize an angular profile
Owl-eye frames offset the planes of a square face.
$24, Nicole Lee
Exquisitely finished aviators have etched arms.
$175, Tory Burch Eyewear
Olive frames feature rhinestones on each arm.
$175, Vera Wang
Swap basic black shades for versatile navy.
$300, Jil Sander Eyewear
#5 Round Face
(full cheekbones; narrow forehead and jaw)
Yes: Wide, rectangular frames.
No: Round frames or colored lenses, which exaggerate fullness.
The wood-grain pattern is great on brunettes.
$20, Belgo Lux
A popular '80s brand returns with sporty shields.
Just try going incognito in gold-mirror-trimmed frames.
$450, DSquared2 Eyewear
Two-tone glasses have sterling silver logos.
$500, Tiffany & Co.
#6 Any Face Shape
The Miracle Pair
These butterfly frames look great on everyone!
$285; Modo for Jennifer Creel
From the June 2012 Issue of O, The Oprah Magazine "Find the Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape"
If you are still looking for a great pair of sunglasses, use this guide to help you pick your favorite pair. Happy Fashion Friday!