October 2nd, 2015
Fit Guide: Summer Sunglasses
Summer has started and its time to pick out the best frames to fit your face. SWELL’s summer intern Jodie analyzes all the styles our customers have been picking to compliment their features.
Heart-Shaped Facial Structures
People with a Heart-shaped face should look for sunglasses with lenses that draw attention downwards. These lenses will add width to your chin and lower part of your face. Cat-eye sunglasses or glasses with rounded edges will look best for this face type.
Avoid: glasses with ornamental temples and top-heavy styles. By doing this, you won’t highlight the broad upper face.
Oval-Shaped Facial Structures
-Balanced facial structure
-Chin narrower than forehead
If you have an oval-shaped face you are lucky enough to pull off any pair of shades that you want. Rounded sunglasses are your best bet.
Avoid: any shades that may overpower your features.
Diamond-Shaped Facial Structures Square-Shaped Facial Structures
-Narrow jaw and eye-line -Proportional in height and width
-Small chin and forehead -Square jawline
-High defined cheek bones -Broad forehead
With a diamond shaped face type, you want to add fullness and texture at the jawline. Try to find sunglasses with oval shaped frames, curved square frames, or cat eye frames, such as the Raen Volant polarized sunglasses.
Avoid: sunglasses with narrow frames since It will draw attention to the eye-line.
Those with a square shaped face may want to find sunglasses with temples that are attached to the top of the frame. Avoid square sunglasses that will accentuate angular features.
Avoid: fullness at the cheekbone area.
Oblong Shaped Facial Structures
-Narrow chin and cheeks
-Angular features: high cheekbones, longer nose, and tall forehead
An oblong face shape is longer than it is wide, with similar features as a square shaped face. Try to find tall frames to shorten the look of your face.Temples with decorations on them will add width to the face. Round or square frames would work best, just be careful of the proportions.
Avoid sunglasses with wide frames, or frames that are too narrow for your face.
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Rounded Facial Structures
-Widest across the cheekbones
-Slightly narrow at the forehead and jawline
Round faces are not angular, making the width and length of the face the same proportion. For this face type, look for sunglasses with a rectangular shape to give your face a longer and thinner look. Temples that are placed at the top of glasses will bring attention to the top of your face.
Avoid: sunglasses that are wider than the broadest part of your face, as well as small or short frames that may draw attention to the length of your face. Stay away from colored lenses, they will exaggerate fullness.