- 06 Oct 2020
A Quick Guide - How To Buy Sunglasses Online
Shopping online is an amazing experience on its own with just a few clicks and you will receive your goods at home! However, there are a few rules when it comes to buying a few things, as some things require you to physically check the product before purchase. One of which is sunglasses. Fortunately, we are here to help guide you in a way that will ensure you pick the right sunglasses every time. Making it easier for you to purchase your sunglasses online, rather than driving around looking for the pair you have in mind.
The first thing you need to determine is your face shape, which is easy enough. All you have to do is take a good look in the mirror and determine your face shape. If you are unsure we suggest you tie your hair back and take a photograph using the front camera of your phone. Open the photo in the editor and draw a line starting at your brow line, tracing through your cheekbones, and then your jawlines. This will give you a clear idea of what your face shape is, and allow you to learn more about which sunglasses complement your face shape. (Add a link to the face shape article where it says “face shape”)
Another way to ensure you get a flattering fit is by grabbing measuring tape. The general rule is to ensure the frames cover the width of your face, as you don't want sunglasses that break the parallel line and create a more inwards look. Not only does it look off, but these sunglasses fail to offer your eyes the coverage they need from harsh impacts.
Once you have measured the width of your face use it as a guide to check the sunglasses width before purchase. If you are unable to find the width, take out the time to ask customer service. It might take slightly longer, but it will help ensure you make the perfect investment.
Frame Suggestions & Hacks
Shorten Face - Look for deep, and narrow framed - a choice where the legs are connected in the middle rather than at the top corner.
Widen Face - To create a wide face impact choose sunglasses that come with decorative touches such as embellishments.
Avoid Overwhelming - When looking for a way to keep a minimal touch on your small face choose sunglasses with a short side hinge to compliment your face.
Add Length - Wearing rimless of wide sunglasses can help set in a sense of breakage, creating a longer impact.
Minimize Forehead - If you are conscious about your large forehead choose a pair of sunglasses that are connected at the middle or bottom of the frame, rather than the top.
Eyes Appear Wider - Using a narrowly framed pair can help you center your eyes, making them appear wider apart than they are.
Flatter Nose - Choose an oversized frame with a lower bridge to take away the focus from your nose and spread it around.