Sunglasses To Suit Your Face Shape
Make your face looks smaller
Excuse the pun, but buying sunglasses can be a shady business. Yes, they’re an incredible (and easy) way to express your personal style, but the wrong pair can easily be a distraction from the rest of your outfit. Which is why when looking for the perfect pair, it’s important to pay attention to the shape, colour, and quality of the frames when you're shopping.
To help you on your way, we’ve listed 4 common face shapes and the sunglasses that are most suited to them. Below, read our top picks that will help you instantly up your frame game.
For those who have a round face like Gigi Hadid, your goal frames are ones that contrast well with your softer features, creating as much definition as possible. Square frames that are slightly wider than your face, such as aviators, will make your cheeks appear slimmer. Angular frames, such as Saint Laurent’s Wayfarer-style will also work to elongate your temples and lengthen your face. Avoid: round frames that mimic your face shape.
For those with a square-shaped face, a la Angelina Jolie, opposites attract. A square-shaped face is defined by sharp, angular features, which is why you’ll want to go for rounded or slightly curved frames that will complement your strong facial structure. Avoid: anything too boxy or too sharp.
A heart-shaped face is narrow at the bottom and wider at the cheeks and temples. In this case, when picking the right frame, start by looking for rounder or cat-eye frames, that will help balance the wider forehead, or bottom-heavy frames, to help broaden the lower part of the face. Avoid: Rectangle frames are a no-go as they will make your face appear off balance.
An oval-shaped face is known for having balanced proportions. Congratulations if, like Taylor or Ariana, this is you, as it basically means you’ve won the sunglasses game! The most coveted, compatible face shape of all, you can go for almost anything. Why not go for a daring option, choosing exaggerated or a retro-style frame.