Finding the right sunglasses for your face shape isn’t easy, especially if you’re used to just lifting up the neatest pair of glasses you see on a rack and calling it a day. However, once you find sunglasses that fit and flatter your face shape, you will immediately see a drastic difference in both the fit of the glasses and how they make you look and feel. The following are 7 tips on how to find the right fitting sunglasses for your face shape.
Determine your overall face shape
The first thing you should do is determine your overall face shape. The most common face shapes are: round, rectangular, square, oval, heart, and diamond. Once you know your overall face shape, you will have a much easier time finding glasses that fit right.
Find out if your face is bottom heavy or top heavy
Another thing to consider is whether or not your face is bottom heavy or top heavy; if your face is top heavy, you’ll want to look for sunglasses that are bottom heavy and if your face is bottom heavy, you’ll want to look for sunglasses that are top heavy.
Opt for glasses that complement your face shape
You should look for glasses styles that complement your face shape. This will vary depending on the face shape you have, but in general you’ll want to avoid glasses that have the same shape as your face; for instance, if you have a round face, avoid round glasses, as these are unflattering.
Avoid glasses that are too large or too small for your face shape
Another way to make sure you have the right size glasses for your face shape is to make sure that the style isn’t too large or too small for your face shape. Glasses that are too small can make your face look overly large, while sunglasses that are too big for your face shape will look silly.
Try on glasses in person (or make sure you keep receipts)
Whenever possible, try on your sunglasses in person. This will help you get a much better impression of how well the style suits your face shape and how well the actual sunglasses fit your face. If you do have to buy them online, make sure you keep the receipts and make sure that the shop has a return policy so you can return the glasses if you don’t like them.
Check the fit of the frames before you make a final decision
In addition to the overall style of the frames, you’ll need to make sure the frames fit your face well enough before you make your purchase. If they feel uncomfortable to wear due to tightness or seem overly loose, look for another pair in a smaller frame size.
Consider buying multiple pairs
Once you do find sunglasses that fit your face shape, try to buy multiple pairs either in the same exact style or in a similar style so you’ll have backups on hand.
When shopping for sunglasses, keep the above tips in mind!