You already know that you should be wearing your shades when you step outdoors. (Full-spectrum UVA and UVB protection). But, if you're confused about which frames suit your face best, I'm here to help!
ROUND FACE (Full cheeks with wide forehead and rounded chin (other sources say: Full cheeks with narrow forehead and jaw))
Choose square or rectangular designs. Over-size frames work well. Avoid round frames.
SQUARE FACE (Broad forehead, strong horizontal jawline, proportional in width and length)
Go with round or oval designs. Aviator and over-sized will suit you too. Make sure frames are wider than your cheekbones.
OVAL FACE (Proportionate forehead, cheekbones, and jawline)
Lucky you - All styles will suit you.
HEART-SHAPED FACE (Broad forehead that extends down to a small chin. Can have high, angled cheekbones)
Pick round or oval designs with wider tops. Cat-eye, Aviator, wayfarer designs work well too.
DIAMOND FACE (Wide cheekbones and narrow forehead, angular jawlines)
Oval designs work well.
OBLONG FACE (Face gracefully tapers toward chin. Elongated features from forehead to chin.)
Choose over-sized, square frames.
If you can't really tell your type, grab a soft tape measure, and measure from forehead to chin and then from cheekbone to cheekbone. (Yes, there are online tutorials for this...) Enlist the help of a friend. "Hey, can you help me measure my face?" is something people do not hear every day. My husband thought I was nuts when he heard that question ringing through the house last week.
My face shape is a cross between round and heart-shaped and my personal taste for sunglasses is THE BIGGER, THE BETTER, so even if I look like I'm being swallowed up by them, I choose over-sized frames every single time. I like to channel my inner Audrey Hepburn.
Bottom line: Wear what you love, and make sure you wear them year-round. Sunglasses aren't just for summer. Protect those peepers Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. But maybe not a night...no matter what Corey Hart may say...
Which shape are you wearing?