How to buy the right glasses for your face shape.

Glasses, most especially the sunglasses have transcend from a mere protective shade to important fashion accessories among Nigerians. To our surprisem most Nigerian celebrities wear glasses indoor and wear it around at night. FYI! nearly 60 per cent of the British population wears glasses, but do we wear the right glasses? Possibly not. But, fear not, there is a stylish pair out there for you. Whether you’ve got a round, oblong, diamond or oval-shaped face, find out what glasses suit you with our guide to the right frames below…

Glasses to suit a ROUND face shape

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Look out for angular frames. These will make your face appear less round by adding structure. If you’re going angular then make a statement. It’s even better for a man with a round face shape to go bold because it’ll highlight the angles of your features.

The best frames to buy for round faces…

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Giorgio Armani AR7089. Available from ShadesandColours by Sammy +234 803-307-1782.

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Alain Mikli AO3047. Available from ShadesandColours by Sammy +234 803-307-1782.

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Dolce & Gabbana DG5016. Available from ShadesandColours by Sammy +234 803-307-1782.

Glasses to suit a SQUARE face shape

The key to styling a square face is to soften the defined lines. This can be achieved by selecting rounder, more circular styles (especially in a teardrop shape). Look out for styles with thinner metal frames as these will look less heavy as opposed to darker acetate or wooden frames.

The best frames to buy for square faces…

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The key to styling a square face is to soften the defined lines. This can be achieved by selecting rounder, more circular styles (especially in a teardrop shape). Look out for styles with thinner metal frames as these will look less heavy as opposed to darker acetate or wooden frames.

The best frames to buy for square faces…

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Glints Nelson, (including lenses). Available from ShadesandColours by Sammy +234 803-307-1782.

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Ray-Ban RX3532. Available from ShadesandColours by Sammy +234 803-307-1782.

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Ray-Ban RX7073. Available from ShadesandColours by Sammy +234 803-307-1782.

Glasses to suit a TRIANGULAR face shape

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As a triangular face is top-heavy, your aim is to broaden the appearance of the chin and proportion throughout the face. Look out for thin, light metal or clear plastic frames that have broader bottom halves – or some form of design interest towards the bottom of the frame – to add balance to the lower section of your face.

The best frames to buy for triangular faces…

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Coppe + Sid MIA Miami 03. Available from ShadesandColours by Sammy +234 803-307-1782.

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Dolce & Gabbana DG3241. Available from ShadesandColours by Sammy +234 803-307-1782.

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Versace VE4218. Available from ShadesandColours by Sammy +234 803-307-1782.

 

Glasses to suit a DIAMOND face shape

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Much like a triangular face, the aim with a diamond face is to add balance to your higher forehead and narrower chin. However, in contrast to those with triangular faces, you’ll want to look out for frames with top-heavy detailing and rounder edges to soften your no-doubt razor-sharp cheekbones.

The best frames to buy for diamond faces…

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Ray-Ban-RX6049. Available from ShadesandColours by Sammy +234 803-307-1782.

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Persol Cellor PO3132-V. Available from ShadesandColours by Sammy +234 803-307-1782.

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Persol PO9714VM 1024 Vintage Celebration. Available from ShadesandColours by Sammy +234 803-307-1782.

 

Glasses to suit an OBLONG face shape

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Go for sharp looking frames. Rectangle shapes work well because they enhance the sharp, chiselled nature of your face. If you can, keep an eye out for frames that are wider and tapered downwards slightly – both of these elements will help to shorter and wider.

The best frames to buy for oblong faces…

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Prada VPR 17S. Available from ShadesandColours by Sammy +234 803-307-1782.

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Starck Eyes SH3017. Available from ShadesandColours by Sammy +234 803-307-1782.

Ralph Lauren RL6041. Available from ShadesandColours by Sammy +234 803-307-1782.

Glasses to suit an OVAL face shap

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Well done, you’ve won the genetic jackpot – most frame shapes look great on you as you’ve got both gently rounded and defined elements within your face. Teardrop lenses look great on an oval face (especially ones that are slightly squared off), but oversized or bold shapes such as aviators are best. The only styles to be careful of are thin wrap-around or strong, rectangular frames – but if you’re particularly wedded to these styles, you can probably pull them off no problem.

The best frames to buy for oval faces…

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Starck Eyes SH3018. Available from ShadesandColours by Sammy +234 803-307-1782.

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Glints Abbey. Available from ShadesandColours by Sammy +234 803-307-1782.

Compiled with advice from Dr. Sodade, MD ShadesanColours

 

 

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