How to Choose the Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape
Posted on July 28 2014
Sunglasses are the perfect summer accessories. They can turn a boring, plain outfit into something cool and funky. They can make you look glamorous even when you’re tired or hungover. They can even make your face look great without the use of any makeup. But before purchasing your perfect summer accessory, it’s best to make sure you choose the right sunglasses based on your face shape.
The most important factor in choosing sunglasses is shape. What are the best sunglasses for what face shape? The rule of thumb is to choose a shape that’s opposite of your face shape. The idea is to choose sunglasses that tone down your dominant features and balance out your face shape. Here’s a guide on how to choose the best sunglasses for your face shape.
Square Face Shape
Square face shape is when facial length and width are about equal, square hairline and forehead, sharp angular/wide jawline, square chin.
The best sunglasses for square face shape are round or cat-eye and frames with a wide brow bar. These will soften the strong angular features and brings the attention to the top of the face. Don’t choose sunglasses that have any sharp angles, which will draw attention to the sharp angular jawline.
Round Face Shape
Round face shape is characterised by equal facial length and width, full cheeks, round jawline and chin, soft angles. Selena Gomez is a perfect example of a round face shape.
The best sunglasses for round face shape are square or rectangle shaped and frames that are wider at the top than the width of your face. This will add structure to the soft features of your face and add length. Don’t choose any round lenses as they will accentuate the soft features and make the face look rounder.
Heart Face Shape
If you have wide hairline and forehead, wide cheekbones, narrow jawline, and pointed chin, you have a heart face shape.
The best sunglasses for heart face shape are round, oval, or cat-eye and frames with a wide brow bar. These will soften the pointed chin. Don’t choose aviators that will bring attention to the bottom of the face.
Oval Face Shape
You have an oval face shape if the length of your face is slightly longer than the width, with soft cheekbones, round jawline and chin.
The best sunglasses for oval face shape are pretty much any style with wide frames. Don’t choose anything narrow that will make the face look too long and narrow.
There you go. You're officially ready for the sun!