“My face just doesn’t suit sunglasses”. “Sunglasses don’t look good on me”. “I’ve got a pea-head, all sunglasses look too big on my face”.
Here at Finlay HQ, we’re a family of block-heads, pea-heads and everything in between and trust us, there’s a shape of sunglasses for every face and size of head out there.
We’ve drawn up a quick and easy guide for calculating which Finlay frames might suit you best. If you’re still not sure whether you’re more Round than Oval or if you’re features could be likened to a Square or a Heart, here’s a tip for establishing which face shape you have:
Stand in front of a mirror, trace the outline of your face using some sort of marker – lipstick, white board pen, soap! Step back and look at the shape you have drawn – it should fall approximately into one of the four below shapes:
Face features – you have a wide forehead, high cheekbones, and a tapered chin
Which frame shapes suit you best – cat-eye shaped sunglasses accentuate your face shape the best. You can also pull off Wayfarer and slightly rounded shapes
Shapes to avoid – shapes which are too top heavy
Face features – you have a wide forehead with full cheekbones and a rounded chin
Which frame shapes suit you best – rectangular sunglasses are the frame shape for you as they add angles to your look
Shapes to avoid – round or oversized frames
Face features – you have a narrow forehead, with high cheekbones and and a narrow chin.
Which frame shapes suit you best – you can pull off both round and square frames, but just keep proportions in mind and try not to go too big or too small for your face
Shapes to avoid – oversized frames
Face features – you’ve got a broad forehead and a strong jaw
Which frames suit you best – round and aviator with softer lines to balance out the angular shape of your face
Shapes to avoid – boxy or frames with a heavy brow