The first thing a person looks at when meeting you is your face. That said, in sunny summer months, you want to make sure your sunglasses frame your face in the most flattering way. Sounds obvious, yet people often get caught in trends and wear sunglasses that are “cool” but not necessarily flattering on their face.
To select the best frame for you face, you first want to determine, what shape of face you have. It doesn’t matter what the trend may be at the time, picking a pair of sunglasses that fit well and flatter your face is key to great style. An oval face shape is longer than it is wide, with balanced features, a narrow forehead, high cheekbones, and a narrowing towards the jaw. So, when it comes to selecting a flattering frame for an oval face, round, oversize frames work best.
If this is you, then read below to find frames that accentuate your best facial features.
A Geometric Shape
When choosing a frame for an oval face, you want to stick with square and rectangle shapes. The reason for this is you want to create the illusion of angles around your higher cheekbones to deflect the attention around your smaller forehead and chin. You want to avoid a frame that is extremely round, as this will pull the focus to your widest area on the face, the cheeks. The goal with an angular frame is to create symmetry and not have one area be more in focused than the other on your face.
Bold Color and Texture
A pair of sunglasses with lively colors and texture creates depth and contour for those who have an oval face. I recommend bright, bold colors to my patients who have oval faces to deflect the asymmetry in their face and have the focus more on the central part of their face, their eyes.
A Balanced Size
When you have an oval shaped face you want to choose glasses that are as wide or slightly wider than the broadest part of the face, your cheeks. A little tip for finding a frame that is balanced in size is to avoid frames that cover up more than half of your face. If you’re having a hard time finding the right pair, check out the frames I have suggested below to help guide you.