From Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Onassis to Rihanna and Victoria Beckham, sunglasses are synonymous with looking cool.
On top of a myriad of benefits to your eye health, wearing the right pair of shades makes people look hot. Here are some tips to find the perfect pair of sunglasses for your unique and beautiful face.
First, what face shape do you have? This is a crucial factor in finding eyewear that enhances your natural features. There are no hard and fast rules but here is a guideline:
- Oval: wrap, slightly square, high temples
- Square: round, oval, cat-eye
- Rounded: light – thin frames, square rectangular frames
- Triangular: aviator, rimless
Secondly, consider your lifestyle. If you’re the adventurous, outdoorsy type you’ll need a pair that can handle some wear and tear. If you prefer basking on the beach and lounging in outside cafes, go for something more stylish. If you’re an athlete, a pair of sports-specific eyewear may be best.
Now, consider the right frame size. This is important for comfort and aesthetics. The frame should fit snuggly but not too tightly, it shouldn’t slide down your nose or pinch your ears.
And what about the materials? Some lenses are scratch resistant (good for beach sand), provide UV protection or offer lightweight comfort (sporty spice). Frames are made from titanium and acetate for different levels of durability and comfort.
And finally, it’s always a good idea to get an eye exam before buying a new pair of sunglasses. Then, if necessary, you can select eyewear that improves your vision.
Hopefully, you’ll soon be strutting out in a pair of shades that are fabulously and perfectly – you!
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