Deciding on the right sunglasses for your unique style and face shape is one of the hardest parts of shopping for vintage sunglasses online.
Whilst there are certainly no fixed rules to what will work best for you the below guide is meant to help you make that difficult decision. If you want to skip to the good bit then click on your face shape from the list below to find the best frames for you from our collection.
Still not sure what your unique face shape is?
We have written up this quick how-to guide to help you measure your face shape and work out what frames are right for you.
WHAT SHAPE IS MY FACE?
Want to nail your online eyewear shopping? The first step you should take is to grab a tape measure and assess what face shape you have. Once you have taken your vital statistics you can find the style of vintage eyewear that will suit you best.
Before you start if you have long hair then pull it back into a ponytail so you can see your full face exposed. Also, get yourself in front of a mirror and trace the outline of your face when staring straight on with lipstick or eyeliner, guys just borrow one from your partner!
STEP 1: What is the widest part of your face?
- Forehead - If you have a wider forehead you will most likely fall into the oval or heart-shaped category of face shapes. Especially if you find your face tapers in towards your chin.
- Cheekbones - If you have a face where the widest part of your face is your cheeks then you have either a round or oval face shape. If your face is longer than it is wide then you are oval if it is similar in width and height then you have a more rounded face shape.
- Jaw - If your jawline is the widest part of your face then you will fall into the square face shape category in most cases however don't forget to check out the shape of your jaw.
STEP 2: What shape is your jawline?
- Round - If your jawline is tending to a rounder form then you should go to check out vintage frames that suit a round face shape.
- Square - A strong jawline means a square face shape and those of us with angular chins can shop safe in the knowledge you have a square face shape.
- Pointy - If you find that your chin is tending towards a point then you have a heart-shaped face as your face narrows toward the bottom.
STEP 3: How long is your face?
- Short - As long as you don't have a particularly angular jaw then if you have a relatively short face you are likely to have a round face shape.
- Long - Still unsure after taking the steps above and find that you have a long face? Then lucky you go ahead with frames that work with an oval face, basically any style!!