How to Choose Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

It’s surprising how many people shy away from wearing sunglasses because they worry that they won’t suit them. If you’ve spent a few minutes trying on sunglasses while on holiday, spinning the display cabinet to look for options but being disappointed with every set you’ve tried, you may feel like this summer accessory is just not for you. With the vision of Top Gun’s Tom Cruise in your head, the bug-eyed reflection looking back at you may not be quite what you had in mind. However, fear not! It’s highly unlikely that there are no sunglasses that suit you at all, it’s just a case of finding some that will fit your face shape. With a little bit of guidance and advice, you can find a pair that are perfect for you and will make you feel fabulous every time you put them on!

Finding the Perfect Pair for

Heart Shaped Faces

 If your face features a wider and broader forehead, high define cheekbones and a pointed chin, you have what is known as a heart shaped face. If this is the case for you, go for sunglasses that are wider at the top and smaller at the bottom. Frames with cat eyes and retro styles work well as they draw the focus towards the centre of the face. You can also feel free to go for medium to thicker frames and darker colours too.

Oval Shaped Faces

With gentle, rounded curves and soft edges, oval shaped faces are similar in proportion a the top to the bottom. If you are blessed with this face shape, it’s likely that any style of sunglasses will work for you, but you can enhance your features with aviator sunglasses of thin gold or silver metal.

Round Shaped Faces

With a round, wider, curvier face, it’s best to avoid round or oval sunglasses that will just make the round shape of the face more obvious. Those with wide faces are often left struggling to find sunglasses that will suit them. The good news is that there are businesses, like Faded Days Sunglasses that are beginning to specialise in sunglasses designs that are perfectly devised with wide faces in mind. A lot of manufacturers don’t offer sunglasses for men with big heads or any kind wide sunglasses at all, so this niche in the market is proving to be quite the hit trend.

Square Shaped Faces

If you have a wide forehead, chin and cheekbones of similar proportions, you likely have a square shaped face. You’re also likely to have a more defined jawline with stronger, angular features and contouring. In order to soften the harshness of square shaped face features, avoid harsh square shaped sunglasses. Round or oval sunglasses will work well to soften the harsh angles to make a square shape seem more delicate.

Rectangle Shaped Faces

To draw attention away from your wide jawline, as someone with a rectangle shaped face its best to go for sunglasses frames that balance out the features such as top-heavy frames. These frames with double nose bridges, such as clubmaster sunglasses or aviators, are wider at the top which distracts from narrower foreheads. Additionally, cat eyes frames work well as they bring out the cheekbones and highlight the eyes. It’s preferable not to go for rectangle sunglasses as these make a face seem even more angular and symmetrical.

More That Just the Shape

Evidently, there is many varieties out there when it comes to the shape of sunglasses to suit the shape of your face. You also need to consider the size of the sunglasses, the UV protection, and the lens type. Finding the perfect balance in the perfect pair of sunglasses may take some time and persistence but you’ll be glad you worked so hard to find the sunglasses just for you!