'' Choose your Sunglasses According to your Face Shape | Journal | VU

Just like glasses, sunglasses adapt to your face shape and to each seasonal trend. VU optometrists have structured a complete guide to find the frame that suits you best and will help you shine all summer long! 


Sunglasses for a Round Shaped Face 

If you have rounded cheeks, curved lines, no angles, and a semi-circular chin, you probably have a round face. The dilemma for you will be to create the illusion of structure, or on the contrary to accentuate its roundness with round glasses. 

To give your face a little more character and structure, you can gravitate towards angular and geometric shapes.

If you want to assert your round face and stay in the 2019 trend, opt for a Camden type sunglasses model for women from Etnia Vintage or for the VL1610 model from Vuarnet for men. 


Sunglasses for an Oval Shaped Face 

Do you have an oval face shape? Lucky you, you can go for almost any frame. The oval shape face is perfectly proportioned, meaning it matches all frame shapes. 

You can keep it simple and choose a classic shape or take a risk and opt for a more elaborate and geometric shapes. 

Let your wants guide your choice and choose a pair of sunglasses in synch with your style and personality!


Sunglasses for a Square Shaped Face

Square shaped faces often have a defined jawline and wide forehead, with overall structured features, and proportions equal in length and width. If this is your case, you have two options: either accentuate your geometric lines with a graphic frame or soften your features with a more or less rounded shape. According to our opticians, the best compromise remains the cat-eye frame like Tom Ford’s model 430 or Ray Ban’s pilot style frame

What you should absolutely avoid: glasses that are too square and frames that are wider than your face. They will over-accentuate your square shape, which may give you a rather strict look.


Sunglasses for a Triangular Shaped Face

Physiologically, your face is a little longer than it is wide. Your chin is broad and square, your cheekbones and forehead are narrow, and generally your face narrows down towards your temples. 

The main idea is to widen the upper part of your face and divert attention from the more imposing lower part. 

Triangular faces can opt for glasses with bulkier frames and a wider top. The most flattering frames are aviator style, cat’s eye, and round glasses.


Choose your Sunglasses based on their Protection Above All

You now have all the criteria you need to make an informed decision, choose sunglasses that will suit your physiology, but also your personality. However, let’s not forget that protection comes before style. Sunglasses are essential for good protection against the sun’s various UV rays. We advise you to take the time to seek advice from your trusted optician or optometrist, who will be able to provide you with the protection ratings for each lens.


To help you make the right choice, let yourself be guided by the virtual simulator at the VU visual clinic in Montreal, you can try out all the latest shades for 2019!

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