Do you agree that finding the right pair of sunglasses that are both stylish and flattering is extremely tricky? Here’s a really great article that helps you find the perfect pair of shades going into spring and summer!
Too big, you look like a bug. Or worse, the goggles hit your cheeks, moving all over the place when you laugh or talk or smile. Too small and, well, what’s the point?
Sunglasses aren’t just accessories, they’re wrinkle-fighting, squint-quashing must-haves for safe sunning. They are hangover hiders, awkward-eye-contact avoiders and more. The trick is to find a pair you love and that improves your look, because if you don’t like ‘em, you won’t wear ‘em right?
Don’t be shy about seeking help finding a pair that suits your face. Do a little research before you head out, and bring along an honest buddy.
There’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all shades. The size and shape of your face impacts what styles work and which ones don’t, says Eyes on Burrard’s Steven Wilson, an expert on stylish shades.
“You can be trendy as long as it’s proportionate to your face,” Wilson says, adding the first thing he and staffers do is assess a customer’s face shape.
Some styles just don’t work on some faces.
“The biggest challenge is someone getting something in mind that just will not work on their face.”
For instance, someone with a round face — think actress Ginnifer Goodwin, from He’s Just Not That Into You — should avoid wearing round sunglasses.
“You’re looking to complement or contrast,” Wilson says.
“Not match the face shape.”
This rule holds true for square faces or heart-shaped faces too, Wilson says.
Noses are key as well.
If someone doesn’t have a strong bridge, he says, they should buy glasses that have nose pads so they don’t lie flat against the cheeks and can be adjusted.
The easiest face to fit is an oval, he says, pointing out that oval-shaped faces — like Angelina Jolie’s or Halle Berry’s — work well with pretty much any style as long as the proportion is right.
But there is a pair for everyone. It all starts with having an open mind and trying on a few pairs, as many as you need.
Your peepers will thank you.