THE BEST CHOICES – If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between an oval and an oblong face shape or what types of sunglasses are best suited for the latter, keep on reading.
The Characteristics Of Oblong Faces
Oblong faces are much longer than they are wide, with an elongated nose and proportionally elongated cheeks. Essentially, the oblong face is longer than an oval one, which in turn is longer and has a less defined chin than a round one. If you’re not sure whether you have an oblong or an oval face take a look at the image below:
How Do You Pick The Right Sunglasses For Oblong Faces?
With oblong faces, the focus is on adding extra width, so as to balance the elongation. Knowing the final visual effect that you’re trying to achieve should make your search a tad easier: look for sunglasses that are slightly oversized, no matter if they are round or square. As long as they are large and seem to add that extra width, you’re good to go. Here are a few styles for oblong faces to get you started:
Hers: Dior Elle sunglasses
His: Tom Ford sunglasses
His: Ray-Ban sunglasses
A Dash Of Color:
Hers: Saint Laurent sunglasses
His: Carrera sunglasses
What To Avoid
As with all the other face shapes, you too have to keep a close eye on proportions. Any frame that is rectangular, small or otherwise narrow is a no-go. Such sunglasses will not do you any favors: they will make the overall face shape appear longer and out of proportion.
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