How to Decide on the Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

Do your sunglasses suit your face?

Not everyone has a fun time shopping for sunglasses. When every pair is too big, too round, or just look better on your shopping partner, it can seem like an impossible challenge to find a good pair!

Find out everything you need to know in this guide.

How to Determine Your Face Type

If you don’t know what characterizes each face shape, we’ll help you with a brief description in each of the following sections.

Round Face

Your best bet is to opt for dark frames where the width is greater than the height. When it comes to sunglasses styles, you should opt for:

Avoid any round or narrow frames and sharply defined edges. These will only make your face seem more circular and will dwarf your features.

Oval Face

An oval face has a length that is just a little longer than its width, with a rounded chin and wide cheekbones. The width of your forehead will be slightly larger than the width of your jaw.

An oval face is a great shape to have as it’s already very balanced, so your aim with glasses is to make sure you don’t disrupt this. Luckily, you have a lot of options! The main things to avoid are frames that are too large, and the best pair of sunglasses for you will be those that are as wide as your face, or just a tiny bit wider.

As with sunglasses for round faces, you can wear aviators, butterfly, and cat-eye frames. You’ll also be happy with rectangular, oval, or round frames, but should avoid glasses that have straight and defined edges.

Square Face

If you have a square face, your length and width will be almost the same. You’ll have an angular, wide chin and your jaw, cheekbones, and forehead will be of equal width. Your aim when buying sunglasses should be not to accentuate your face’s outlines, and opting for rounder frames can help.

Avoid sharp, rectangular and square sunglasses that will add to the squareness of your face, as well as frames that are small and petite. Instead, look for these sunglasses for square faces:

Rectangular Face

Key features of a rectangular face are a length that is greater than the width. Your jaw, cheekbones, and forehead will be the same width, with an angular or rounded chin.

Your sunglasses should broaden your face, so massive frames will look great on you! Transparent lenses for reading glasses and slender frames that match your skin tone will be winners, as will be round-framed or aviator styles. Avoid anything too narrow or small, and steer clear of bright, bold colors.

Heart-Shaped Face

A heart-shaped face is often likened to an inverted triangle. The length is greater than the width, with the chin being the most narrow part of your face and the forehead being the widest (hence a triangle!). When looking at sunglasses style, your aim should be to broaden the lower part of your face to balance your width.

You should find frames that are equal to your face width, and opt for rounded glasses rather than those with harsh lines. Look out for:

Keep away from anything too bulky and heavy, and try not to cover your eyebrows when wearing your frames.

Triangular Face Shape

A triangular face has narrow cheekbones and forehead, but a wide, square chin. The length of the face is usually just a lit bit greater than its width, and your sunglasses should broaden the top half of your face without bringing too much attention to the lower half. Opt for large frames with broad tops, and with a rounded lower section of the frame.

Avoid glasses that are too embellished or decorated, opting for plain aviator or cat-eye glasses (but only those with transparent lenses). Frameless glasses are another great option for triangular face shapes.

Square frames should always be avoided, as should those with narrow frames.

Find the Best Sunglasses For Your Face

If you have any questions about our glasses or need more finding the right pair for you, feel free to get in touch with our team at We’re always happy to help!

Written by Harrison Gross

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Lucyd is a new smart eyewear company based in Miami. We are developing smartglasses and an eShop for cutting-edge eyewear.

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