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Sunglasses guide for women – Aviators, Oversized, Wayfarers and more

Updated on January 22, 2012

Sunglasses are important items in a woman's wardrobe. In addition to being fashionable, sunglasses are your first line of defense against the sun's damaging UV rays. It is so important to choose the right types of sunglasses for great looks and comfort. This hub is all about getting a perfect pair of sunglasses.

Aviators – These shades are very cool and can make you look amazing. However, it should be noted that these are particularly flattering on a long skinny face. Can you remember General Douglas MacArthur with Ray Ban aviators for World War II? They became instantly popular with images of him wearing these sunglasses. Aviators are great for women as well. They come in different sizes and widths for different face shapes. Those that have very skinny faces should choose a pair that is relatively narrow for good balance. On the other hand, those with wider face can choose a pair of larger aviators. These are very flattering because they are so trendy and cool at the same time. You can let your hair down and wear these sunglasses at the beach for a gorgeous weekend getaway. Ray ban aviators are more uni sex and look very cool; Tory Burch aviators are more feminine and suitable for a girly woman.

Oversized plastic sunglasses – The oversized plastic sunglasses are very much in fashion right now. All the designers have a variety of oversized sunglasses for their customers to choose from. It makes you look very stylish because they hide almost half of your face. Oversized are also great because of the added sun protection by those huge lens. Oversized plastic shades flatter a variety of face shapes and are suitable for all women.

Sunglasses with gradient lens – These sunglasses are very fashionable and useful at the same time. When looking at some sunglasses, you will notice that they are not one color. The gradient lens are usually darker at the top and gradually fades to a lighter color at the bottom. The darker portion will protect your eyes against the sun's damaging UV rays outside and when driving. The lighter bottom portion will enable you to see indoors. These types of sunglasses are for the fashionable that likes to show off their sun shades indoors.

Frame less feminine sunglasses – There are some sunglasses that are frame less. It has feminine details like a butterfly pattern on both sides. These are very suitable for girly women and will show off her style nicely. These sunglasses often have nose pieces so it will prevent them from sliding off. When getting a feminine frame less sunglasses, it is important to choose a pair with colors close to a shade of pink for a even cuter look.

Wayfarers sunglasses – These sunglasses has a very distinctive shape and tends to flatter those with pointy chin. The rounded bottom will make the chin look less sharp which is very flattering. These sunglasses are not great for those with round faces because the rounded shape at the bottom. The rounded shape mirrors your own face shape and is not recommended.

Other than fit and look, you should select sunglasses that protect you well. It is important to look for words like 100% UV protection. Other lens that are even better at protecting your eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays are Polaroids. These are more expensive than those that offer 100% UV protection. These sunglasses are clearly labeled and sold at all major retailers.


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      pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

      Love the over-sized. Thank you for sharing, voted up, marked interesting and shared.

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      My favorite kind of sunglasses are wayfarers. I voted this up and useful.