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Choosing the right sunglasses to suit your face and ensure good eye health

Sightsavers 30 April 2014 Sunglasses to best fit your face

There are few things in life more frustrating than buying an expensive fashion accessory only to find out it doesn’t look good on you when you come home. The queasy stares and disappointed looks on the faces of your friends and family are enough to make you dump the poor, newly-bought item and leave it to gather dust for eternity. To ensure this happen to your new sunglasses, find out below how to pick the pair that not only offers you optimal eye health protection but also complements your face shape.

Round face: If the width of your face is almost equal to its length, you have a round face (e.g. Preity Zinta). Round faces are often characterised by full cheeks, a narrow forehead and curved jawbones. Sharp, rectangular frames are best suited for this face shape as they help create definition in your features. Wearing round frames is a strict no-no as they will over-emphasize your curvy features.

Oval face: Oval faces have significantly more length than width, coupled with high cheekbones and a narrow chin (e.g. Karisma Kapoor). Large or over-sized frames look good on this face as they create balance in its proportions, in addition to providing greater eye health protection from the sides. Aviators also look especially classy on oval faces.

Square face: Square faces are characterised by a broad forehead, angular jawline and square chin (e.g. Kareena Kapoor). People with square faces should wear round or oval sunglasses to soften their angular features. They should absolutely avoid geometric or square styles.

Heart-shaped face: Your face is heart-shaped if you have a wide forehead, narrow jawlines and a delicate chin (e.g. Priyanka Chopra). The golden rule for you is to keep it slight and simple. Aviators will look fantastic on you, as will Wayfarers and square styles. Avoid large frames at all times as they overpower your petite features and add too much width to the top of your face.

Sunglasses are the ultimate fashion accessory. They are essential to maintaining eye health as well as making a personal style statement. Now that you know all there is to know about sunglasses, we hope you’re all set to rock them in the summer heat!

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