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Choosing the right sunglasses for you

Posted by James on 5th Mar 2015

So, March has finally arrived, signalling the start of spring. With warmer weather just around the corner, it’s a great time to think about your next pair of sunglasses.

The question is: How do you go about finding the right sunglasses for you?

Choosing the right sunglasses

There’s a good reason why sunglasses come in literally thousands of different design and color combinations: Different people like different things. As a result, no single design or color is going to suit everyone.

It’s easy to make a mistake and buy sunglasses based on how they look on a friend or maybe a celebrity. The challenge with that approach is that what looks great on one person, may be a bad choice for another. For instance, I love the John Lennon style sunglasses, (also known as Teashades), but my facial shape means they just don’t suit me. Lennon looked super cool in them, and I looked like a total dork.

Sunglasses and the shape of your face

A popular way to help you find the correct design of sunglasses, is to look at designs, which are the opposite of the shape of your face. 

For example:

  • If someone has a roundish shaped face, they are usually better suited to sunglasses that are more rectangular. 
  • If (like me) you have a long face, a more rounded frame design usually looks better.

Sunglasses, hair and complexion 

In general, people with darker hair and complexion (like my wife) look great with darker frames and lenses. Those with lighter hair and complexion are usually best suited to lighter colors; mid browns and yellows.

Of course, these suggestions are very general. The most important thing when purchasing your sunglasses (other than making sure they offer great UV protection) is that you like them. You need to feel good wearing them and no one knows what’s right for you, better than you do.

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