A synergy of functionality and fashionable style makes a pair of sunglasses a worthwhile investment.
This highly sought-after balance between fashion and function is best achieved by high quality premium brands such as Maui Jim. All Maui Jim Sunglasses feature their patented PolarizedPlus2® lens technology, which protects against 100% of harmful UV rays, attested by the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation, eliminates 99.9% of harsh glare, reduces eye fatigue and enhances your view while also offering lightweight comfort and easy care. The ideal choice for all lifestyles and occasions.
Finding an on-trend pair of sunnies that look great on you and deliver a style statement requires a complimentary matchup between the style of the sunglasses’ frame and the shape of your face. A quick rule-of-thumb would be to ensure the frame’s design is in contrast with your face shape. This will create a proportionate balance by either softening strong features or adding definition.
Hawaiian-born sunglass brand, Maui Jim, shares their handy guide for choosing your ideal pair of sunglasses to ensure you look great in your summer shades this season.
Round face shapes feature curved lines with no angles and are proportional in length and width, with fuller cheeks, broader foreheads and rounded chins. It is best to avoid large round or oval frames that accentuate the roundness of your face and make it look smaller. Rather opt for rectangular or square frames with sharp angles to contrast the curves of your face. Strong angular shapes, such as wayfarers or frames with a slight upsweep at the corners, will help lengthen your face and make your cheeks appear slimmer.
Recommended Sunglasses Style: Maui Jim’s Plumeria
Oval face shapes, on the other hand, have a slightly narrower jawline, higher cheekbones and a wider forehead. This face shape’s balanced proportions are complemented by virtually any frame. However, frames that are too small or too large will detract from the natural proportionate balance. Frames that are as wide as the broadest part of your face will enhance the natural balance while more rectangular or square frames will add contrast.
Recommended Sunglasses Style: Maui Jim’s Summer Time
Square face shapes are characterized by proportional width and length and have strong angular features, such as a prominent jawline, square chin or broad forehead. Round or oval shaped frames, such as aviators, will soften and add contrast to the sharpness of angular features creating a softer, more balanced appearance. Another style option would be to opt for rectangular shapes with softened edges but be sure to avoid styles with sharp edges and lines.
Recommended Sunglasses Style: Maui Jim’s Starfish
Triangle face shapes either have a smaller chin with a broader forehead and wider cheeks, or a narrow forehead with a wider jaw. For this face shape, it is important to minimise the broadest part of your face and accentuate the narrowest part. To broaden your chin, minimise the width of your forehead and balance the lower half of your face, opt for a rimless frame or one that is wider at the bottom. To soften your chin, opt for a colourful frame with embellishments that draw attention to the upper half of your face.
Recommended Sunglasses Style: Maui Jim’s Swept Away
Why Maui Jim?
All Maui Jim sunglasses have been recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective UV filter for the eyes and surrounding skin. They’re the only premium sunglasses brand with the Skin Cancer Foundation’s seal of approval.
How? All Maui Jim sunglasses feature their patented PolarizedPlus2® lens technology, which wipes out 99.9% of the harsh glare, blocks 100% of the harmful UV rays and boosts colour. Maui Jim offers a variety of frame styles for active lifestyles and four unique lens colours that will enhance your view in every light condition.