Pick­ing Right Sun­glasses Ac­cord­ing to Your Face

Shoes & Accessories - - Contents - – By: Keshav Kalra, De­signer & CEO, The Monk

Where all styles suit the Euro­pean face types, one al­ways has to fid­dle to fit into the most fash­ion­able de­signs as per the In­dian face types in­clud­ing shapes, sizes, nose width and eye­brows. De­pend­ing on dif­fer­ent face cuts like round, oval, rec­tan­gu­lar and oth­ers, one can se­lect var­i­ous types of sun­glasses rang­ing from way­far­ers to club­mas­ters. How­ever, the ba­sic rule to be kept in mind while buy­ing a pair of shades is that the shape of your sun­glasses should be the op­po­site of the shape of your face.

Ac­ces­sories have al­ways formed an in­te­gral part of one’s wardrobe. Out of all, sun­glasses are an es­sen­tial add-on to en­hance your style state­ment. When done right, they can add a hint of suavity to any out­fit but on the other hand they can even break the en­tire look if not picked up wisely. Thus one can­not af­ford to go wrong with it.

The wis­est de­ci­sion to avoid mak­ing any such mis­takes is to choose a pair that com­ple­ments your face type. There­fore peo­ple should in­vest in the right pair of eye­wear that can high­light the fa­cial fea­tures of the wearer with ut­most grace. Where all styles suit the Euro­pean face types, one al­ways has to fid­dle to fit into the most fash­ion­able de­signs as per the In­dian face types in­clud­ing shapes, sizes, nose width and eye­brows. De­pend­ing on dif­fer­ent face cuts like round, oval, rec­tan­gu­lar and oth­ers, one can se­lect var­i­ous types of sun­glasses rang­ing from way­far­ers to club­mas­ters. How­ever the ba­sic rule to be kept in mind while buy­ing a pair of shades is that the shape of your sun­glasses should be the op­po­site of the shape of your face.

For in­stance, peo­ple who have square face, i.e. strong jaw line, wide fore­head and wide cheek­bones should opt for rounded frames, such as avi­a­tors in­stead of an­gu­lar de­signs with sharp lines. To soften these fea­tures, one should only go for shades with soft lines or rim­less edges.it is of­ten said that lucky are those who have oval face type as this is the most ver­sa­tile face type out of all. They have the ad­van­tage to pull off any type of sun­glasses in style as al­most all styles of sun­glasses suit them. How­ever, peo­ple with oval face cut still face a dilemma while pick­ing up the right pair of shades for them, af­ter all they do not want to make their face look elon­gated. There­fore, peo­ple with oval face should avoid frames with arms that hang too low as it can make their face look elon­gated.

Fol­low­ing the same rule of opt­ing glasses that are op­po­site to the shape of your face, peo­ple with round face should go for some­thing that can make their cheeks ap­pear slim­mer. The ideal eye­wear they pick should em­pha­size on sharp an­gu­lar lines that will help elon­gate the face and make it look thin­ner and sharper. It is of­ten rec­om­mended that they should opt for styles with a strong brow line that is slightly wider than the head. Sun­glasses like way­far­ers, club­mas­ters and an­gu­lar de­signs like square frames are the ideal op­tion from those who have round face as this will help to elon­gate the tem­ples and lengthen the face. An­other type of face cut is long or rec­tan­gu­lar shape. Round or square frames work the best here as they im­part the per­fect bal­ance to a long face. Way­far­ers are an­other good op­tion as they let you flaunt your chic style while main­tain­ing the clas­sic shape. Peo­ple with rec­tan­gu­lar face can also choose from D-frames and club­mas­ters, as both these styles com­ple­ment such face type with equal flair as the way­far­ers.

Com­ing to heart-shaped face, this is the most dif­fi­cult face type to se­lect an eye­wear for. Since nar­row chin is coun­tered by a wider fore­head, it be­comes im­por­tant to avoid adding ex­tra weight to the top half of the face. Any sun­glasses that are wider at the top than they are at the bot­tom work the best for peo­ple with heart-shaped face.

These are few ba­sic sta­ples that can help you pick up the best sun­glasses ac­cord­ing to your face type.

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