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How to measure your face for sunglassesUpdated 10 months ago

Finding the right pair of sunglasses can be a daunting task, especially when you consider the variety of shapes, sizes, and styles available. Wearing sunglasses that complement your facial features not only adds a touch of style but also ensures optimal protection from harmful UV rays. To make the shopping process easier and to guarantee a perfect fit, measuring your face before buying sunglasses is essential. In this article, we'll guide you through simple steps on how to measure your face to find the ideal sunglasses for your unique facial structure.

Step 1: Determine Your Face Shape

The first step in measuring your face for sunglasses is to identify your face shape. To determine your face shape, stand in front of a mirror and pull back your hair to clearly see your face. Take note of the widest points of your forehead, cheeks, and jawline.

A round face is characterized by soft, curved lines, with the width and length being nearly equal

A square face has a strong jawline and an equal width and length.

A rectangular face has a strong jawline with a longer length than width.

An oval face is longer than it is wide, with gently rounded features

A heart-shaped face features a wider forehead and narrower jawline and chin.

A diamond-shaped face is defined by high cheekbones and a narrower forehead and jawline.

A triangular face has a broad jawline, narrow forehead, and pointed chin.


Step 2: Measure Your Face Width

For this step, you'll need a ruler or a flexible measuring tape. Start by measuring the width of your face across your forehead. Place the measuring tape just above your eyebrows, where your forehead is widest. Write down the measurement in centimetres or millimetres.

Next, measure the width of your face at its widest point, usually at the cheekbones. Keep the measuring tape parallel to the ground and record the measurement.

Step 3: Measure Your Face Length

To measure your face length, start from the centre of your hairline (where your hair starts) and run the measuring tape straight down to the tip of your chin. This measurement will give you an idea of the vertical space your sunglasses should cover on your face.


Step 4: Measure Your Temple Length

The temple length is the measurement of the arms of the sunglasses that extend from the hinges to the tips that rest behind your ears. Hold the measuring tape at the edge of one temple (where it connects to the frame) and extend it along the entire length of the temple to the tip. Perform this measurement on both sides, and record the results.


Step 5: Consider Your Personal Style 

While measurements play a crucial role in finding the right sunglasses, don't forget to consider your personal style and preferences. Select a style that suits your taste and matches your wardrobe, making you feel confident and comfortable.

Choosing the perfect pair of sunglasses is not just about the style; it's about ensuring a proper fit that complements your face shape and provides maximum comfort. By measuring your face width, length, and temple length, and identifying your face shape, you'll be equipped with the necessary information to find sunglasses that enhance your features and protect your eyes. Remember, understanding your face's dimensions and personal style will lead you to the ideal sunglasses that not only shield your eyes from harmful rays but also elevate your overall look. So, go ahead and enjoy the sunny days in style 😎

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