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A few rules of thumb are:
1. The glasses should be opposite of your facial contours.
2. The frame shape should highlight your best features.
3. The frame size should be in correct with your face size.
4. The color rims and lens should flatter you.
Round: Since this face shape is equal circular in width and length, squared frames contrast best. They should not be huge for your face. Suggestions: Wider frames with angular / rectangular styles.
Diamond: suggestions : Since this face shape has wide or high cheekbones with a narrow forehead and chin, oval sunglasses will soften the face, although softly curved square frames work too. Make sure the frames are no wider than the top of the cheekbones. suggestions: Oval, Square, Rimless
Oval: This is considered to be the luckiest of all face shapes regarding the frame shapes as ovals can wear most shapes. The rule to remember is to make sure the glasses are about as wide as the widest part of your face. They can be wider, just make sure they still fit comfortably over your ears. suggestions: any frame, just follow the instructions above.
Square: Slightly rounded styles contrast well with this face shape as to soften the angles.
suggestions: Oval, Round, Cat Eyes, Wayfarers.
Oblong: Widen and shorten your face with frames that don’t go past the widest part of your face. Frames with short horizontal and long vertical lines also work. Decorative temples add width to the face.
suggestions : Round, Square Oval frames(Slightly wider than your cheekbones).
Heart ( triangle): Gently curved wraparounds look great on heart shaped faces. Cat eye sunglasses that go slightly up at the outer corners and are as wide as the face help to balance the jaw line. suggestions: Straight Top Line, Cat Eyes
Colors and Vintage are in for 2010, this goes for the 1950’s through early 1990’s. Aviators with thinner more feminine frames, Wayfareres in bright and even neon frames and even colored lenses update the 80/90’s style. Medium sized frames are a fast growing trend.
Clear frames, subtle prints and the safe black are popular. Dark lenses or gradient lenses with uva/uvb protection are your best choices. The darker the tint the more protection, but also consider where you’ll be wearing the glasses, as it is okay to wear them inside in some situations.
Skin Color: This is a factor to think about too in your choices.
Warm skin (yellow undertones-if you look best in gold)- camel, khaki, gold, copper, peach, orange, coral, off-white, fire-engine red, warm blue and blond tortoise.
Cool (blue/pink undertones if you look best in silver) and Olive skin: black, rose-brown, blue-gray, plum, magenta, pink, jade, blue and dark tortoise.
With that said, you don’t need to drop $200 on a pair of sunglasses. I got the ones I’m wearing in the picture for only $5. Nearly every store that sells clothing or has a makeup and beauty section probably carries sunglasses. Make sure they have sun protection too. Because there is so much competition out there stores are very competitive in their selection and price. There is a pair for you out there waiting!