Girl showing off her round sunglasses.

Sunglasses and Your Face Shape: Pick the Perfect Pair

Nothing can top off an outfit quite like the perfect pair of sunnies, so when you’re accessorizing this fall, don’t forget to include eyewear in your complete ensemble. Just like haircuts and makeup, sunglasses are not one size fits all. There are certain styles of womens sunglasses and mens sunglasses that look better on specific face shapes, so if you want to look your best and take your sunglasses game to the next level, look no further to figure out what style of sunglasses best suits your face. 

Heart Shaped Face

A heart-shaped face is characterized by a wide forehead and a narrow chin, so sunglasses frames that are wider at the top than they are at the bottom will accentuate your natural face shape. Some of the best sunglasses choices that fit this category are cat eyes sunglasses, sport or wrap around sunglasses, and vintage sunglasses that have a square shape. All vintage sunnies, especially cat eye sunglasses are all the rage this season, so you should have no trouble finding a new favorite pair.

Square Face

Individuals who have square-shaped faces are known for their strong jawlines, wide foreheads, and strong cheekbones. The best sunglasses for this face shape are those with no hard lines as they will soften your harder features. When looking for sunglasses or prescription sunglasses, go for aviator sunglasses, round lens sunglasses, and shield sunglasses. Round sunglasses for women and round sunglasses for men are currently very trendy, and you are in luck because no one can pull them off better than you! 

Round Face

A round face is typically widest at the cheekbones and narrower at the hairline and jawline. The best sunglasses that compliment your soft features are those that have stronger, more angular lines. When choosing sunglasses for a round face, go with oversized, rectangular, or square frames. Oversized sunglasses are huge right now (pun intended), so grab your favorite pair and get to looking fabulous.

Oval Face

People with oval faces have features that are longer than they are wide, and their cheekbones are slightly wider than their jawlines. With these proportions, almost any style of sunnies will flatter your face! So, you can pull off any round or square frame, and your only limitation is to make sure the sunglasses are in proportion with your face, so oversized sunglasses may not look as good as other styles. Check out some aviator sunglasses, or even any style of kids sunglasses (if you have a small face) to polish off your favorite fall looks. 

Last Updated: September 02, 2015