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Which Sunglasses Suit My Face?

Updated: Jul 10, 2023

Choose your sunglasses in a shape that frames your face perfectly!

Sunglasses are often investment pieces for many people, making it so important to get it right. Make sure they compliment your face so you want to wear them time and time again.

Here is some guidance from The Pocket Stylist (Farr, K 2004) on each of the basic face shapes and the shapes you should try:

Round: Since the width and length of your face are approximately the same, try rectangular shapes to make your face appear longer and thinner.

Oval: Your face has balanced proportions with height at your cheekbones and a chin that is slightly narrower than your forehead. Try varying sized oval shapes that are as wide or wider than the broadest part of your face.

Square: You have a strong jawline, a broad forehead, and a wide chin and cheekbones with a width and length in proportion to one another. To make your face look longer, choose frames wider than the widest part of your face in horizontal or oval shapes, and look for styles that have weight on the top and that curve at the bottom to draw attention away from your jawline.

Oblong: Your face is longer than it is wide, with straight features, maybe a long straight nose. Try frames with strong horizontal lines, round, deep, or low triangle shapes to make your face appear shorter and wider.

Heart: You have a wide forehead and high cheekbones. Your face narrows gradually to the chin. Look for frames that are wider at the bottom and styles with rounded top and square bottom.

Aviators may be a good choice. Light lenses and rimless styles soften width at the eye line.

Diamond: Your face is narrow at your eveline and jawline, with a small forehead and chin. You may have very high cheekbones.

Look for straight square shapes, frames with a straight top and a curved bottom; or cat-eve and rimless frames to widen the appearance of your eyeline and forehead.

Triangle: Your forehead is narrower and your face widens at your cheeks and chin. Look for square shapes with a strong line and emphasis on the top of the frame. Aviator styles with a straight top are a good choice to add width to your forehead and soften the lines of your cheeks and chin.

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