Do those sunglasses really suit you? How to find your perfect pair.
By Marnie Adams, Contributor @ Kids In Perth 24 Aug 2022
Great sunglasses are hard to find.
Best pairs of sunglasses are those which you can just grab and go knowing that for whatever you’ve got on, they just look good!
Most importantly, having prescription lenses fitted is essential to protecting your eyes and vision against UV light.
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With prescription sunglasses being such a long-term and personal investment, how do you pick the right pair that’ll look great for your face shape and style?
Below, with help from the team at EyeQ Optometrists, we’ve put together a cheat sheet of everything you need to know and helpful suggestions to find your perfect pair!
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Styles of Sunglasses
Learn all about the different frame styles below so you know what you're looking and asking for.
Pilot-inspired style with teardrop lenses that were originally designed to block the sun's rays from all angles. Aviator sunglasses offer a large field of vision and are usually made with a metal frame.
Cat-eye sunglasses have upswept, feminine and retro angles. Evoke glamourous Hollywood icons such as Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn when putting them on! Stylish classics that always come back in vogue.
Oversized sunglasses typically come with either oval or square lenses and thick, chunky frames. Think '70s vibe and lots of drama to your look.
Wayfarers have a '50s-inspired shape with a broad upper rim that goes out to a point. The angular lines balance out full cheeks and less-defined features.
One of the most versatile frame styles and features thick, boxy lines. Square sunglasses with its sharp angles give definition to those with soft facial features.
Round sunglasses accentuate cheekbones well and help to fill out the lower half of your face. This simple, iconic silhouette helps to balance out natural angles of the face.
Sport sunglasses are sleek, edgy and lightweight. Having a wraparound frame tapers out at the temples shielding your eyes from sun glare at all angles.
Hints & Tips from EyeQ Optometrists:
- Know your Frame shapes so sales staff can best help you.
- Where / When you’ll most likely be wearing them. Are they Daily beaters or special occasions?
- Know your face shape.
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What's your Face Shape?
Knowing your face shape is crucial to making great choices. Find your face shape below.
If your face is slightly narrower at the jaw line than temples then you're an Oval!
Oval is the most versatile face shape so you can pick any pair of sunglasses and it'll look fab!
Congratulations! We're all jealous.
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Is your face full with a rounded chin and hair-line? You're a Round face.
So you'll want to go with sunglasses that'll minimize the appearance of that roundness.
Square frames are a stylish choice.
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Square face shapes have strong, prominent jaw lines that are slightly wider than the temples and hairline.
Avoid sharp frames because it'll make your face more square.
Wayfarers are the way to go!
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If your face is around twice the width then you have a Long face shape.
Balance your face with a frame that'll make your face look wider.
How about some Cat Eyes!
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Triangle faces are characterised with a dominant jawline that narrows at the cheekbone and temples.
Curvy frames complement these faces.
How about something Oversized and oval?
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Found your perfect pair of sunglasses?
Let us know in comments below.
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