Which sunglasses suit my face shape?

It’s that time again. The sun is shining and we’ve realised that our favourite sunglasses are no longer our favourite. Here’s how to choose your next pair.

Whether you save them for sunny holidays abroad or are never seen without them, a good pair of sunglasses is a must! They’re also inexpensive enough to switch up your look to suit what you’re wearing or what mood you’re in – my favourite kind of accessory. Read on for some pointers on how to choose a pair you’ll love all summer long.

Consider your face shape

Sometimes you just need to just try something on to know if it works. However, if you’re struggling to find the right pair, then here are our top tips for sunglasses that suit the four main face shapes.

Heart shaped face


Heart shaped faces are wider at the top and narrower at the chin and usually have defined cheekbones. To balance a wider forehead, sunglasses that are wider at the top than the bottom work well. Think cat-eye frames, retro square or wayfarer styles.

Round shaped face


If this is you, your face will be about the same width at the forehead and chin with soft features. It’s usually worth avoiding circular frames as they can make your face appear rounder. Square or rectangular frames work wonders at complementing your face shape.

Oval shaped face


You ladies with oval shaped faces are the lucky ones! With a balanced, symmetrical face that’s slightly narrower at the forehead and chin, almost all round and rectangular frames will work for you. Try an Aviator-style design as these are near perfection on oval face shapes.

Square Shaped Face


Square faces have a forehead, cheekbones and chin that are of a similar width, along with a defined jaw and more angular features. If you want to soften a squarer shaped face then round sunnies are the ones for you. It’s also worth going oversized – anything that’s not too square but wider than your cheekbones is likely to be a winner.

Hair styles matter too

Thinking of changing your ‘do’? Here are a few things to keep in mind…

  • Got a heavy fringe? Avoid sunglasses that are too oversized (unless you’re going incognito). Try a cat-eye or thin-framed shape like aviator-inspired sunnies instead.
  • Cropped hair or shorter bobs give plenty of room to play with prints and details. Why not try a floral frame or metal hardware to add some extra personality to your look.
  • Flowing locks can take square and angular styles that sit quite wide on the face. They work to off-set curls nicely too.

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Jenny - Editor

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