One of the hardest things about shopping online can be knowing if you are buying the right size. With clothes, it can be easier because everything has a size label but even they can vary from one shop to another. When you are looking to buy something like sunglasses, this can be even harder. So how do pick the right size sunglasses while shopping online?
There are three main measurements used to classify the size of sunglasses and also eye glasses – the lens width, the bridge width and the temple length. These measurements are often on the actual sunglasses but not all retailers show them on their store as people don’t know what they are.
Lens width or diameter is the distance between the vertical limits of the lenses – in order words, the measurements across the lens in front of your eyes. The bridge width is the distance between one nose pad and the other while temple length is the length of the arm from the main frame to the end of the curved portion that tucks behind your ear. These numbers are often on one of the arms in this order – lens diameter, bridge width, arm length. Click here to enable the notifications for Cosmoptical shop details here.
You can use a ruler in front of the mirror to get an idea of your own personal dimension or measure an existing pair of sunglasses to get an idea about what type will fit.
Choosing wooden sunglasses
But what about if the sunglasses don’t have those measurements or you can’t spot them in the online photos? Wood sunglasses are an example of a very on-trend design that often don’t use this system to avoid spoiling the wood of the frame.
Most styles of sunglasses follow a standard series of measurements and the main factor that dictates their size is the size of the lenses. Therefore, when picking sunglasses online, you can look at the lenses as a guide of the overall size. If you choose the lenses that suit your face shape, then you are more likely to get a pair that works for you.
For example, people with square faces are a perfect match for larger and oversized styles of sunglasses. These are people with a wide forehead, a strong jaw and long, wide cheekbones. Aviator styles along with round and rimless styles are perfect for them.
Heart shape faces are widest at the forehead and taper down to a narrow jawline. This kind of face is a perfect pairing for Wayfarer styles along with square frames. Round faces have a symmetry from forehead to jawline that means they can wear most styles of wooden sunglasses including oversized, rectangular and Wayfarer.
Perhaps the easiest match for sunglasses styles are the oval faces, who have cheekbones that are quite high and a forehead that is only a little wider than the jawline. They can wear almost any style of sunglasses and look good.