Sunglasses Face Shape Guide

Have you ever wondered why some people can get away with wearing certain types of sunglasses, and others seem to struggle to find anything? You might think of yourself in either of those camps, either you seem to look good in anything, or nothing! The latter can certainly be frustrating, especially if there is a certain model of brand that you love.

Unfortunately, the answer might be that they just don’t suit your face shape, and short of drastic weight loss or surgery, there’s not a lot you can do about that (and we don’t recommend either for the sake of a pair of sunglasses!) So, what types suit what faces? Well, you can find out below with our handy guide:

Round
This face shape has a balanced proportional length and width with softer angles and slightly wider, full cheeks, with equally wide forehead and jaw.
Look for angular frames to provide greater definition to the curved angles of your face and to make it appear slimmer and longer.  Good examples are square angular frames, such as Wayfarers or Cat eye Shape.

Best examples are: Cat eye, Rectangular, Wayfarer.
Best to avoid: round frames, since they tend to accentuate your face’s angles.

Oval
This face shape has a balanced proportional length and width with softer angles and slightly wider, full cheeks, with equally wide forehead and jaw.
Almost any style works with your face. Select frames that maintain your proportional balance. Recommended that frames are as wide as your face at its widest point.  Butterfly shape works well, among others.

Best examples are: Aviator, Butterfly, Cat eye, Rectangular, Round, Wayfarer.
Avoid frames that are too large (especially too wide) for your facial features.

Heart or Diamond
This face shape has a slightly pointed chin, but is often widest at the forehead and gradually narrows through to the jaw and chin.
Look for square or oval frames with curved edges that give your jaw a broader look, and minimize the wider parts of your face, such as that above.

Best examples are: Butterfly, Cat eye, Semi-Rimless, Wayfarer.
Minimise large, geometric frames that widen to your upper face or teardrop lenses or those with too much detail at the top.

Square or Rectangular
This face shape has an angular bone structure, with a strong, wide jaw line and high cheekbones. May have equally broad, or occasionally slightly narrowing forehead.
Look for larger, oval, round & curved frames that will appear to increase the curved edges, as well as to soften and balance your strong facial structure. Lots of Ray-Ban glasses have this look.

Best examples are: Aviator, Round, Wayfarer.
Avoid geometric and square frames that accentuate the angles of your face.