Friday, August 10, 2012

Fashion Friday - How to Find the Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

  With a few weeks left of summer, I thought I'd share a post from O, The Oprah Magazine which has a great guide for helping find the best pair of sunglasses for your face shape.  Sometimes when I go shopping for a new pair of sunglasses I'm not quite sure which style to look for, so I end up trying on several pairs until I find the ones I'm happy with.  This great guide should help us all find that great pair much quicker!

#1 Heart-Shaped Face

heart-shaped face
(wide forehead and cheekbones; narrow chin)
Yes: Cat's-eye, round.
No: Overly embellished glasses, says David Rose, designer for Salt Optics

sunglasses Wide arms make the forehead look narrower.
$10, Foster Grant

sunglasses Upswept corners give a futuristic twist.
$99, See

sunglasses Blue lenses draw attention to the eyes.
$125, Nicole Miller

sunglasses Surprise! The arms of these shades are speckled.
$145, DVF Eyewear

#2 Oblong Face

oblong face shape
(long face; narrow chin and cheeks)
Yes: Oversize or wrap styles.
No: Frames that are too narrow for your face.

sunglasses Giant Jackie O shades come with a retro price tag.
$6, Forever 21

sunglasses Wide, gradient frames provide broad coverage.
$25, Loft

sunglasses Neutrals look appropriate year-round.
$225, 3.1 Phillip Lim

sunglasses A dash of aviator, a touch of '80s—so sleek.
$320, Derek Lam

#3 Oval Face

oval face shape
(balanced forehead, cheekbones and jaw)
Yes: "Any shape works on you," says Rose. Softly angular frames play up an oval face.

sunglasses Gunmetal accents supply a lot of style for the price.
$28, Chico's

sunglasses The raised bridge emphasizes cheekbones.
$88, Ann Taylor

sunglasses Vivid turquoise pops against any skin tone.
$125, Lacoste

sunglasses Great aviators: rich tones, nice size, polarized lenses.
$400, Salt Optics

square face shape
(broad forehead; square jawline)
Yes: Round, oval, cat's-eye
No: Sharp geometric shapes—they emphasize an angular profile

sunglasses Owl-eye frames offset the planes of a square face.
$24, Nicole Lee

sunglasses Exquisitely finished aviators have etched arms.
$175, Tory Burch Eyewear

sunglasses Olive frames feature rhinestones on each arm.
$175, Vera Wang

sunglasses Swap basic black shades for versatile navy.
$300, Jil Sander Eyewear

#5 Round Face

round face shape
(full cheekbones; narrow forehead and jaw)
Yes: Wide, rectangular frames.
No: Round frames or colored lenses, which exaggerate fullness.

sunglasses The wood-grain pattern is great on brunettes.
$20, Belgo Lux

sunglasses A popular '80s brand returns with sporty shields.
$120, Carrera

sunglasses Just try going incognito in gold-mirror-trimmed frames.
$450, DSquared2 Eyewear

sunglasses Two-tone glasses have sterling silver logos.
$500, Tiffany & Co.

#6 Any Face Shape

the miracle pair

The Miracle Pair
These butterfly frames look great on everyone!
$285; Modo for Jennifer Creel

                                         From the June 2012 Issue of O, The Oprah Magazine "Find the Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape"

   If you are still looking for a great pair of sunglasses, use this guide to help you pick your favorite pair.  Happy Fashion Friday!

   Today I'm linking up with Kori from Blonde Episodes for the Fashion Friday blog hop.  If you have a fashion post, click on the button below to add yours to the hop.  Hope to see you there!


Melonie said...

What a great guide to finding the perfect pair! Thanks for sharing!!

ApplePie said...

I followed you and I just started a blog, it's dutch. But you could use translate of course. Following would mean alot to me! (I have a blog hop atm)

Healthy Living Natural Beauty - Michelle said...

Hi Apple Pie,

I just checked out your blog and followed as well. Good luck with your new blog! Thanks for checking out HLNB too!


Healthy Living Natural Beauty - Michelle said...

Hi Melonie,

Thanks for checking it out and glad you enjoyed the post. I know it will help me out the next time I buy some glasses! Hope you have a great week.


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