#1 How To Choose The Right Sunglasses by shanseo01 03.02.2012 23:58

Sunglasses are more than just fashion accessories. For many, they're a must-have, a can't-walk-out-the-door-without-them type of thing, that are just as important as wearing a shirt and a pant.

First and foremost, here are a few tips for every face shape:

* The frames of the sunglasses should never hide the eyebrows.
* Match the color of your rims with the color of your hair.
* Rimless sunglasses such as Aviators are an ideal for nearly every face shape.
* Your frame's edges are supposed to stick out a little bit past the widest part of your face.

FACE SHAPE GUIDE

SQUARE FACE

Facial features: Angular face with a strong jaw line, broad forehead and square chin. Proportional length and width.

Frames to try: Oval and round frames.

Glasses with temples that are center set or that connect at the top of the frame.

Butterfly shaped glasses.

Frames to avoid: Geometric and square shaped frames that accentuate angles of the face.

Low-set temples or color accents on the bottom.

OVAL FACE

Facial features: Mostly balanced proportions. Chin is slightly narrower than forehead and cheekbones are high.

Frames to try: Most frame shapes work with oval faces.

Square, rectangular and geometric shapes which add angles to soft curves.

Frames to avoid: Frames that are too large for your features.

ROUND FACE

Facial features: Full cheeks, rounded chin with few angles. Width and length are in same proportions.

Frames to try: Angular and geometric frames that sharpen facial features.

Rectangular and horizontal styles make faces appear longer and thinner.

Up-swept frames that draw attention to top of face.

Glasses with temples that connect at the top of the frame add length.

Frames to avoid: Small frames that are out of proportion.

Short frames that accentuate face length.

DIAMOND FACE

Facial features: Narrow at the eye line and the jaw line with a small forehead and chin. Angular features with dramatic cheekbones.

Frames to try: Up-swept styles like cat eye that emphasize the cheek bones.

Oval frames that maintain balance.

Rimless styles that allow cheek bones to shine.

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