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Choose the right pair of sunglasses for your face shape

Protect your eyes from the sun with a suitable pair of sunglasses
ST701 Editorial Team - June 20, 2014
By: Huda Nabilah Afandi
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Choose the right pair of sunglasses for your face shape

Sunglasses are essential accessories to have if you’re living in sunny Singapore as they help to protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun. Aside from its usefulness, sunglasses are also used as fashion accessories and can add a ‘cool’ factor to your outfit.

Follow these 3 steps to pick the right pair for your face shape:

Step 1: Look into the mirror

Look in the mirror and study your face. You can use a lipstick to outline your face in the mirror if it will help.

Step 2: Determine your face shape

Look at the shape of your forehead, cheekbones and chin as well as the length of your face. This will help you to determine your face shape - round, heart, square, diamond or oval.

Round – Your jaw line is rounded and both the width and length of your face is about the same.

Heart – You have a wide forehead and high cheekbones, with a narrow chin that is slightly longer than wide.

Square – With a broad forehead and jaw line, your face is almost as wide as it is long.

Diamond – Your chin and forehead are narrow, but your face is widest at the cheekbones.

Oval – Your face shape is balanced and resembles an inverted egg with well-proportioned facial features.

Step 3: Discover what type of sunglasses suit you

Certain shapes of sunglasses suit different face shapes. By understanding your face shape, you can decide what type of sunglasses will look on you and which will not.

For a round face - Get sunshades which have the same width as your face. Since your face is already round, choose sunglasses with square frames as it will balance out the shape of your face.

For a heart-shaped face: Choose rimless frames that have soft curves (round or oval) with an upward sweep.

For a square-shaped face: Sunglasses with a round or circular frame will look good on it as this will help soften the edges of your face.  The frames should be no wider than the width of your face.

For a diamond-shaped face: Select sunglasses with soft curves such as oval shapes or frames that are narrower at the bottom and wider at the top (cat-eye sunglasses).

For an oval-shaped face: This is considered to be the best face shape as your face will look good in almost any shape of sunglasses. Lucky you! Just remember that your sunglasses needs to be proportioned to the size of your head (ie. small sunglasses for small head).

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