Choosing the right pair of glasses isn't only about comfort and usability - it's also important that your glasses look good. Your glasses reflect your personality, so take a few minutes to find out what suits you, and ensure your glasses look fantastic. When shopping sunglasses, every woman should make sure that they consider their face shapes and buy accordingly.
Oval: An oval face with a rounded chin and forehead is the ideal face shape as this shape has balanced proportions. This face shape appears longer than it is wide, with the forehead being slightly wider than the jaw. To maintain this natural balance, frames that are as wide as or slightly wider than the broadest part of the face are the best choice. Alternatively, walnut shaped frames that are not too deep or narrow also suit an oval face. Also note that women with this face shape can rock any type of sunglasses.
Rectangular: If your face shape is more rectangular, you may have a longer face with a square chin, quite a strong jaw line and a longer nose length. Large, square frames suit rectangular faces best as it helps to make the face appear shorter and more balanced. Decorative or contrasting temples will add width to the face. A frame with a low bridge will help to shorten the appearance of a longer nose, balancing the face and giving the overall appearance of a shorter, more defined line. A rectangular face can look particularly good in modern styles that help to shorten the length of the face.
Triangle: A typical triangular face has a broad forehead that is the width of the face tapering down to a narrow, rounded chin. The best frames help minimize the width of the face's top and bring the overall look back into balance. Frames that are wider at the bottom will help to achieve this, placing greater emphasis on the lower half of the face. Very light colours, light materials and rimless frame styles can also help. Therefore when buying any form of women’s eyewear, consider small square frames or rounded frames to achieve more balanced proportions for the whole face.
Square: A square face has a very strong jaw line and a broad forehead. Unlike the rectangle, the width and length are the proportionally equal. The aim is to soften the angles of a square chin and ultimately make the face look longer. Narrow frames with more width than depth can help to achieve this, particularly oval and round frames. Frames of this style can soften the jaw line, place emphasis on the eyes and lengthen the nose. Square framed styles will achieve the opposite effect, and look out of balance with the rest of the face.
Diamond: The diamond face shape is defined by a narrow forehead, wide cheekbones and a narrow chin. Diamond shaped faces are usually narrower at the eye line and jaw line, with high and often dramatic cheekbones. The aim here is to draw attention to the eyes, giving this area more width and balancing the face. Frames that have detailing or distinctive brow lines will help to achieve this effect. Alternatively, try rimless frames or oval shapes, which will also draw more attention to the eyes. Diamond shape faces look particularly good in dramatic, outsize frames.
Round: A circular face with full cheeks and a rounded chin. The round face shape needs a frame design to make it appear narrower and longer. The width and the length of a round face are proportionally similar, with no angles for definition. The aim is to lengthen and give more definition to the face shape, as well as widening the eyes. Angular, narrow frame styles will help to lengthen the face. A clear bridge will help draw emphasis to the eyes and frames that are more rectangular and wider will balance the shape of the face, providing more definition.
Now that you know how to shop eyewear for your face shape, you can now confidently get all your women’s sunglasses on Kaymu without much stress. Shop now and pay cash on delivery.