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An image showing different face shapes wearing different sunglasses, to help you answer the question which sunglasses suit my face
An image showing different face shapes wearing different sunglasses, to help you answer the question which sunglasses suit my face

Sunglasses guide: what sunglasses suit my face?

2023-04-06

The question ‘what sunglasses suit my face?’ is one that we hear again and again during the sunnier months; and the answer isn’t always a one size fits all solution. Read on to discover our guide to finding the perfect pair of sunglasses for your face shape.


What is my face shape?

If you're unsure of your face shape, there are a couple of easy ways to figure it out. First, take a look in the mirror and use lipstick to trace around the edges of your face. Alternatively, snap a selfie on your phone and draw on the picture to outline your face shape.

When it comes to choosing sunglasses that suit your face shape, every face is different. However, most fall into one of four main categories;

  • Sunglasses that suit a round face

  • Sunglasses that suit oval face

  • Sunglasses for square face

  • Sunglasses for heart shaped face

Once you've determined your face shape, it can help you narrow down your search for the perfect sunglasses. Different frame shapes will complement your unique features, so keep your face shape and personal colour palette in mind when shopping for shades. It's also important to prioritize your personal preferences. While the following recommendations are designed to simplify the decision-making process, ultimately it's your unique taste that you’ve curated over time that should determine your final choice!


What sunglasses suit a round face

What sunglasses suit a round face depends on your facial structure. Round face shapes usually have a jaw and forehead that are the same width. The cheekbones are the widest part of the face.

Does this sound like you? The following sunglasses will compliment your face the best!

  • Geometric

  • Rectangular

  • Browline

Choosing frames that have bold and angular lines, like rectangle and geometric, will flatter the rounder face shape. Ensure the bottom of the frame hits just above your cheekbones to accentuate your features.

What sunglasses suit oval face

When considering what sunglasses suit an oval face, rest assured that most shapes will suit you! An oval face has slightly wider and often defined cheekbones, with a gentle narrowing at the forehead and jaw. The face is often slightly longer than it is wider.

Oval is considered the most versatile and proportionally balanced face shape, which means that almost any style will look good on you! Consider the following sunglasses shapes for complimenting your oval face.

  • Square

  • Round

  • Oversized

  • Cateye

Oversized sunglasses work extra well with your features. Why not choose a bold shape that suits your unique style, and stand out by playing with different frame thicknesses and textures.

Sunglasses for square face shape

If your forehead, cheekbones and jaw are roughly the same width, the sides of your face are straight, and your jawline is defined, you likely have a square face.

The following sunglasses are best suited for square face shapes.

  • Round

  • Oval

  • Cateye

Round and oval sunglasses add balance and structure to square faces. Soften your angular features with a thinner frame, and ensure the width is slightly broader than your cheekbones.

Sunglasses for heart shaped face

People with heart shaped faces generally have the forehead as the widest part of the face. The shape gradually tapers down to the chin, and the jawline is often defined.

Does that sound like you? The following sunglasses usually work best for heart shaped faces.

  • Square

  • Aviator

  • Cateye

Play off your delicate proportions with sunglasses that are widest at the bottom, and give an extra lift to your cheekbones. Aviators and frames with a slight cat eye lift work great with your features. Ensure the width is slightly broader than your forehead.

The final word on what sunglasses suit your face the best

When considering what sunglasses suit you, you may also want to consider the statement you want your sunglasses to make. If you want to stand out from the crowd, opt for a larger, bolder frame.

Protecting your eyes should also play a role. To prevent light from entering the sides of your eyes, the frame should be as wide as your face at the temples, if possible. Additionally, the frame should cover the entire eye area or extend slightly higher to prevent light from shining in from above.

Also, choosing from our selection CE-marked sunnies with UV400 protection lets you make sure your eyes are protected from 100% of harmful UVA and UVB rays. Not only will your eyes look good in your sunglasses, but they’ll feel great too!

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