From: Natasha's Stash,
Just like searching for sales bargains, purchasing sunglasses can be very hit or miss. Sunnies tend to be more of an impulse purchase, snapped up as soon as the skies clear or in a panic when a fail-safe pair goes AWOL.
As a result, we tend to shell out on frames that don’t suit our facial contours or our ever-changing hairstyles. Even worse, such hurried purchases sometimes end up doing very little to protect our eyes from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
In the glasses world, it’s considered good practice to buy sunglasses according to your face shape, as opposed to matching your current hair colour to your shades - even if bright hues do happen to be on trend in both camps this season. Fashion fads are bound to pass, and a classic set of frames that really suit your features can easily see you through several stylish summers.
Determining your face shape can be tricky, so it’s good to have a friend, colleague or family member on hand to help you decide. To give you a bit of guidance before you embark on your sunglasses hunt, here’s a round-up of the five most common face shapes (including an outline of features and proportions) to help you choose which category fits you best.
If you feel like you fall somewhere in between two different categories, don’t worry - these descriptions are not meant to be one-size-fits-all. Simply select the shape you recognise first, as this is likely to be the one that’s most aesthetically similar to your bone structure. Good luck!
So there you have it - the definitive guide to choosing the right set of sunglasses. With style selection sorted, all that’s left to do is make sure your chosen pair offers UVA and UVB protection that’s safely in the moderate to high range (a rating of 3 and up). Why not check out our special sunglasses offer?
Happy shopping – we’re confident that with this knowledge in tow, you’ll pick the perfect pair.
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