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Sunglasses 101

Jun 11, 2012

Sunglasses don't just protect your eyes from the sun's harmful rays or sun-glare when you're out on the fields. They're also a fabulous fashion accessory! Ever wonder why some sunglasses look great on some people but not on others? It's all about your face shape. Check out this simple guide to finding the right pair for your shape, then head to the store with a buddy to find your next great look!

Oval

If you have an oval-shaped face, just about any style looks great. So experiment with frames that catch your eye. Rectangular frames balance out your face's vertical so they round out your face, while upswept styles, like cat eye and butterfly, compliment high cheekbones.

Cat eye glassesCat's eye frames look great on just about anyoneCourtesy of StyleHive

Square

If you have a broad forehead and jawline, you have a square-shaped face. Avoid frames that have strong angles and look for curvier frames, like round or oval, instead. Cat eye, butterfly or half-rim glasses add interest and shape.

Frameless oval glassesFrameless oval glasses look great on heart-shaped or rectangular facesCourtesy of Nieman Marcus

Round

Add angles to your look with geometric frames. Rectangular frames give your look a nice edge and make your face look longer and thinner.

Rectangle glassesAdd angles to a round or oval face with rectangle-shaped sunglassesCourtesy of StyleBistro

Heart-shaped

If your face is widest at the temples and narrows at the chin, you have a heart-shaped face, just like [kwlink 1614]Julia Roberts[/kwlink]. Since the most prominent area of your face is the eye area, you want to direct attention downward with more subtle, light-colored frames with thin temples. Stay away from chunkier frames like rectangles or aviators.

Julia Roberts in light framesJulia Roberts' heart-shaped face looks great in these light framesCourtesy of Maazu

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Do you have a favorite pair of sunglasses? Do you wear them to protect your eyes or mostly as accessories? We want to know!

 

 

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imfunsize

imfunsize wrote:

cool lolz :D
commented: Sun Jul 21, 2013

littlemisscupcake
totes
commented: Sun Jul 21, 2013

Cam922

Cam922 wrote:

Eww ... They are so ugly!! :P
commented: Mon Jul 01, 2013

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