Best Sunglasses to wear by Face Shape

Veronica Yoo
20 August, 2020

If you’re anything like us, a perfect summer day always involves a good pair of sunnies. Whether you’re going to the beach, the coffee shop or on a lunch date, we just can’t get enough of them for every occasion. A good pair of sunglasses can go a long way and can really pull your outfit together. Because sunglasses often give off a strong first impression (as it widely covers your face) it’s important to know what face shape you have to compliment your frame. With this in mind, we came up with sunglass recommendations for your face shape, and for you ladies that don’t quite know what your face shape is, we’ve also got you covered!

Round

Round Face Shape

If you have soft and feminine facial features with the height and length of your face similarly equivalent, you have a round face shape. To contrast the soft curves, its best to opt for sunglasses with sharp angled edges as frames such as square or rectangular. Likewise, avoid large circular frames as they will extenuate your round features. 

You may think square or rectangular frames are boring, but they are and will always be a classic! What’s more, you can even spice up the angles of a frame to create a more dramatic look. Try a cat-eye sunglass for a lifted face effect that will bring out the natural contours of your face. It’s a common misconception that oversized sunglasses will overwhelm round faces but pick the right frames and you can give off a très chic look! 

Square

Square Face Shape

If you’ve guessed round frames would compliment square face shape from the previous section, you’ve got the sunglass game down already! Square faces are bold with strong facial features like broad forehead and chiseled jaw line. The best sunglass-to-face combination is all about balance, so it is best to opt for rounded corners to give contrast to your strong facial features.

Match frames that are the same width as your face but with soft corners. Try out aviator sunglasses to aim high on a cool summer day or a bottom-line frame if you want the best of both worlds. With this look you can choose sharp angles without compromising the soft features of your face. If you’re looking to have a bit more fun with frame shapes, butterfly sunglasses are a good way to add some extra personality, not to mention an added brow lift effect!

Oval

Oval Face Shape

If the length of your face is longer than it is wide, with narrow forehead and chin you have an oval face. Congratulations to you as this is the most versatile face shape, meaning you could pull off both round and square face shapes! With this shape you can try out the boldest and trendiest sunglass frames out there in the market!

An oval sized face naturally balances the sharp angles to its soft curves so why not step out of your comfort zones and try some of the latest sunglass trends. We love a good retro number like the Microscopic sunglasses, also known as Granny glasses. The sharp square frames of the outer perimeter and the divergent curves on the center of the frame will help extenuate your natural facial shape balance. 

Heart

Heart Face Shape

Heart shaped faces are characterized by a typically larger forehead and narrow, more angled chin. They can be often mistaken for a rounder face, but their wider forehead makes it a bit more distinguishable. Some notable celebrities with heart shaped faces are Naomi Campbell, Reese Witherspoon and Chloe Grace Moretz. 

A frame should emphasize your strong points and deemphasize the weak points. The best frames for heart shapes are minimal frames to set your features beautifully. We recommend finding frames that are wider than your forehead. Rectangular sunglasses are always a safe option but adding a rounded curve to provide contrast will create a symmetry that compliments high cheek bones and sharp chin. 

Diamond

Diamond Face Shape

Diamond shaped face may be most difficult to distinguish than others and can be commonly mistaken for heart shaped faces, however, they have unique traits that sets the two apart. You’ll find with diamond face shapes have pointed chins and high cheek bones. The biggest difference between the two face shapes lies in the hairline. A diamond face-shape will have narrower hairline. 

A bold top-heavy frame that lie just beneath your brow line is recommended for diamond shaped faces. This bold contrast between the high points of your face will help extenuate your high cheek bones. If you’re looking for a sleeker number, opt for oval sunglasses. This round and square frame’s love child will subtly add a contrast to your proportional features. It will sharpen the rounder areas of your face while softening the high areas of your face. 

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