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Created: Mar 20, 2015.

Find Best Sunglasses for Different Face Shapes

Choosing perfectly fitting pair from different types of sunglasses can be a troublesome task. We have categorized the 5 most common face shapes: round, heart, oval, square and diamond. Read our recommendations for each face shape if you want to know how to choose glasses frames to fit your face.

This short guide serve as a basic contribution for both, sunglasses and regular eyeglasses. Before jumping to read what are perfect styles of shades for example heart shaped faces please find out what is your own face shape with our simple instructions represented below.

Don’t forget to check out our reverse face shape guide at the bottom chapter where we introduce different sunglasses styles including information what face type match best for each style.

How to Figure Out Your Face Shape

We all have a very unique bone structure in our face but still most of them can be categorized under the five general face structures. To easily find out yours apply one of our 3 methods:

  1. Draw a sketch from the outlines of your face on thin paper while you keep it over the photo of your face.
  2. Trace the outline of your face on a mirror using a lipstick or impermanent ink for instance.
  3. Draw the outline of your face on your digital picture using e.g. Paint software.

Jessica Alba's oval face shape outlined Jessica Alba's oval face shape outlined Once you have finished, check from below do you have a round shaped face, a square shaped face or something between. Try find a match taking advantage of our pictorial and written explanations. You’ll also discover our expert recommendations to be able to find best sunglasses for your face shape.

Square Face Shape

Woman & man square face shapeWoman & man square face shapePeople with square shaped face have sturdy jaw line, wide cheekbones and broad forehead. Usually no part of their face come out at the expense of another, so to speak they are balanced and relatively symmetrical.

Prefer round and oval sunglasses styles for square faces. Curved types of glasses frames will soften wide chin and make square face look longer as well as softer. The aim is to draw attention away from strong angles to bring emphasis on the eyes. Semi-rimless frame styles with wide curvy lenses can help achieve the task. Avoid edgy square frame styles which will work against your effort to avert focus off from your robust jaw line. We recommend Ray-Ban Aviators for square shaped faces.

Round Face Shape

Woman & man round face shapeWoman & man round face shapeRound shaped face is circular with thick cheeks along rounded chin and forehead. Face dimensions are roughly balanced. Cheeks are widest part of round face.

Your main focus is to make your face appear slimmer and longer. Geometric sunglasses styles for round faces should add nice contrast to your natural curves. Favor horizontal type frames with lenses more wide than tall. Make sure you choose a type of sunglasses that have a clear bridge so your eyes seem wider and they draw more attention. Avoid round frames because they will highlight your curves and leave your face without angles – your face shape needs definition not formless expression! Our recommendation for round face is Oakley Radar Path.

Heart Face Shape

Woman & man heart face shapeWoman & man heart face shapeIf the narrowest part in your face is chin and the rest are more or less wide it means you have a heart like figure.

Your face shape leads naturally emphasis on eyes so to make your face look more balanced you need to choose frames with wider bottom. Proper sunglasses styles for heart shaped face helps you to minimize the widest parts of your face and avoids magnifying your pointed jaw line. At its best matching pair of shades make your chin appear broader. For heart face shape Ray-Ban RB4126 Cats are absolutely perfect.

Oval Face Shape

Woman & man oval face shapeWoman & man oval face shapeOval shaped faces are nicely symmetrical. Cheeks are usually little bit wider than your forehead and chin. Tapered but beautifully rounded jaw line is not as pointed as in heart shaped face but it’s noticeably smaller than in round face shape.

Best glasses for oval face shapes have frames just a bit wider than the broadest part of face, which are usually cheeks. However, almost any look will suit for oval face shape. Just make sure you don’t exaggerate your vertical dimensions by purchasing shades that will make your face look stretched. To be exact avoid types of sunglasses with temples attached too low in relation to frames and lenses. Ray-Ban Wayfarers are always a great pic for oval featured face.

Diamond Face Shape

Woman & man diamond face shapeWoman & man diamond face shapeSlender eye line and chin area combined with high cheekbones is called a diamond shaped face. This is probably rarest of face shapes.

Ultimately best sunglasses styles for diamond shaped face aim to draw attention to your eyes to make them look wider. Rectangular and sometimes even oval frames will do the work perfectly by giving a softer and more balanced proportions and fade out focus from your pointed chin. Both, rimless and detailed brow line frames will help you to turn people’s attention on your eyes. Oakley Holbrook rectangular frames suit perfect for diamond shaped face.

Reverse Face Shape Guide – from Frame Style to Face Shape

Typical question is “what glasses suit my face”? Check from the table below how to find convenient sunglasses frames to fit your face shape perfectly.

Frame Styles Preferred Face Shapes Popular Frames for Women Popular Frames for Men
Aviator Heart, Oval, Square Ray-Ban Aviator Small MetalRay-Ban Aviator Small Metal Ray-Ban Original AviatorsRay-Ban Original Aviators
Cat Eye Diamond, Heart, Oval Ray-Ban Vagabond CateyeRay-Ban Vagabond Cateye Raen Savoye Cat EyeRaen Savoye Cat Eye
Oversized Oval, Round Ray-Ban RB4098 Jackie OHH IIRay-Ban RB4098 Jackie OHH II Carrera Hot AviatorsCarrera Hot Aviators
Round Oval, Square Prada PR27NS for WomenPrada PR27NS for Women Ray-Ban RB3447 Round MetalRay-Ban RB3447 Round Metal
Wayfarer Diamond, Heart, Oval, Round Ray-Ban New Wayfarer for WomenRay-Ban New Wayfarer for Women Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer for MenRay-Ban Original Wayfarer for Men
Wrap Diamond, Heart, Round Oakley Radar PathOakley Radar Path Ray-Ban Fast & FuriousRay-Ban Fast & Furious

Table lack of some popular frame styles like rimless and semi-rimless. The reason for this is that there are so many different shape options like round semi-rimless, rectangular semi-rimless and so on. That is, it does not make sense to introduce them in this kind of table.

Check out Michelle Phan's awesome video how to choose right glasses for different face shapes.