The Best Sunglasses for your Face Shape
Tips to finding your perfect pair
By Nina Sutton
Sunglasses are a fashion staple no matter what season! The right sunglasses will define not only your face, but your persona, while also protecting your eye health. Here is a guide to discover the ideal sunglasses for your face shape.
June 14, 2016
When you have a square face (a strong jaw line and broad forehead), try frames with rounded edges to soften the angles of your face. A frame that sits high on your face will also pull attention away from your prominent jaw. The best styles for you are a modern cat eye (with edges that round down) and cool aviators.
When your face is round, your approach is the opposite of your square-faced friends. Choose styles with rectangular or square frames to balance the curviness of your face. Darker colors (black or dark brown tortoise) will help minimize roundness as well. If you like curved frames, try a traditional cat eye with sharp corners that point upwards.
If you have a heart-shaped face (broader forehead, high cheekbones and narrow chin), look for sunglasses that accentuate your chin to balance out your face. Styles to try should be wider than your face; they can also be lighter in color. Also try frames that emphasize the lower rims and bring attention downward.
Oval faces can really get away with any shaped shades! Whether it be a classic Jackie O, a feminine cat-eye, rimless aviators or retro square frames you have the option to choose any style that will reflect your personality and mood.