Sunglasses come in all shapes, sizes, and colors these days. This is good news for everyone because it means there are ideal sunglass designs for every face shape. It's bad news too, however, since it also means you'll be faced with a few too many choices when you shop for sunglasses! To get your best look, and complement your natural face shape, stick to these guidelines before selecting that next pair of shades.
Long, Narrow FacesIf you have an oblong face (i.e. long and narrow), you want to choose sunglasses that help draw attention to the width of your face instead of the length. Look for sleek and oversized glasses to balance things out. Fashion Spot recommends aviator glasses for this face shape, which will detract from your face's length with their wide, round lenses.
Square FacesThose with a square-shaped face know all about fighting against a naturally boxy look. It makes sense, then, that you'd want to look for more rounded and feminine shapes instead of square or rectangular lenses. Lucky Magazine suggests cat-eye sunglasses to flatter that square jawline and add a little bit of stylish flair. These chic classics never seem to go out of style, so give them a try!
Round FacesIt should go without saying that you don't want circle-shaped sunglass lenses on a round face, but I'll say it anyway. No circles! To flatter a rounded face shape, opt for large, wrap-around sunglasses which can make your face look smaller. Cat-eyes and wayfarers are great choices for a round face, says Fashion Spot.
Oval FacesAn oval-shaped face is somewhere between being oblong and round, so you'll need the right pair of in-between shades to flatter this look. Mod rims and circular frames are actually slimming for an oval-shaped face, advises Lucky, so go for it! Fashion Spot also recommends aviators and cat-eyes too!
The best way to find the right sunglasses for your face shape is to try on a few pairs for yourself. Use this guide to start your shopping trip, and don't be afraid to experiment. You might be surprised!
- Fashion Spot. Your Sunglasses Sweet Spot: The Perfect Shades for Your Face.
- Lucky Magazine. The Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape.