After months of cold temperatures and cloudy skies, summer is finally here! You probably already have a new pair of flip-flops and a cute swimsuit picked out. But have you selected a new pair of stylish shades yet? Not only do sunglasses keep you looking cool as you lay out by the pool, but they also protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. At Bayview Optometrics, we carry all of the newest styles from the top brand names. But selecting a pair of sunglasses is about more than just the designer label, because looking good in them is just as important. Each face shape is better suited for a different frame style.
Before you start shopping for those trendy Givenchy shades, follow these guidelines to find the best sunglasses for your unique face shape:
- Heart shaped: A triangular face needs a beautiful pair of sunglasses frames to broaden their light jaw line while also elongating the features. Look for a frame that is a bit thicker or detailed on the bottom and extends past the width of your face. If that’s not your style, classic aviators are always a solid choice, as the silhouette will provide a positive contrast to a v-shaped chin.
- Oval: Oval shaped faces have a bit of wiggle room when shopping for designer frames at Bayview Optometrics in Cape Cod, MA. The combination of wide cheekbones with the gradual narrowing at the forehead and jaw works perfectly with everything from sport shades to mirrored aviators. Typically, oversized frames work great with the strong features of an oval face. Don’t be afraid to try different colors and shapes—just steer away from any completely round frames, though, as they’ll actually shorten your face shape.
- Round: Balance out a round face with a standout pair of sunglasses with bold, angular lines. These will help elongate your face and can even help to accentuate the cheekbones. The bottom of the frame should hit just above the cheekbone. The dark shades of a vintage inspired square wayfarer or club master would complement even the most cherubic face. It’s best to steer away from the trendy oversized frames, as they could overwhelm a circular face.
- Square: Those with square shaped faces will have the best luck embracing some of summer’s biggest trends, such as retro colored lenses. Pair this warm colored lens with a soft oval shaped tortoise frame for a cool vibe perfect for a big music festival. It’s best to stick with round and thin frames, as they’ll soften your features without overwhelming the face.
Ready to start shopping? Stop by Bayview Optometrics in Cape Cod, MA today for the best selection of this summer’s top styles. We pride ourselves on our large selection of sunglasses and prescription sunglasses to fit every lifestyle, taste and need. Our store carries some of the top name brands, including BCBG Max Azira, Givenchy, Izod and Karavan. Visit us today to select the perfect pair for all of your upcoming summer fun!