How to find Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

Finding the right pair of sunglasses for your face type or shape can be a real pain. But hey, don’t worry! We are here to help you. Let us find out what you can wear and what not!

Oval Face

Face Characteristics:

  • Well-proportioned with narrow jawline and forehead.
  • Chin slightly narrower compared to forehead.
  • Cheekbones are high.

Celebrity Example: Zoe Saldana.
Sunglass type: Just any style will fit well!

Zoe Saldana Oval face Sunglass

Heart-Shaped Face

Face Characteristics:

  • Narrow jawline and wide forehead.
  • Narrow chin.
  • High cheek bones.

Celebrity Example: Hayden Panettiere
Sunglass type: Cat-eye shaped. Remember that glasses should not be overly embellished.

Hayden Panettiere Sunglass

Round-Shaped Face

Face Characteristics:

  • Width and length of the face are same.
  • Very few angles and soft curves.

Celebrity Example: Kirsten Dunst
Sunglass type: Sunglasses with angular frames add definition. Avoid colored lenses and round frames because they will exaggerate the face shape.

Kirsten Dunst Sunglasses

Square-Shaped Face

Face Characteristics:

  • Width and length of the face are proportional.
  • Forehead is broad.
  • Chin is square.
  • Jaw is well-defined.

Celebrity Example: Lea Michele
Sunglass type: Sunglasses with round glasses suit best as they highlight the best features of the face. You can also go for sunglass with sharp geometric shapes.

Lea Michele Sunglass

Oblong Face

Face Characteristics:

  • The face is longer than its width.
  • Cheeks and chin are narrow.

Celebrity Example: Teri Hatcher
Sunglass type: Wrap or oversize style sunglasses work best. Avoid frames that may look too narrow for your face.

Teri Hatcher Sunglasses

Luckily, there is a special breed of sunglasses which falls in the category – ‘One shape for all face shapes’. This sunglass has butterfly frames. These sunglasses can be a tad too costly for some women. So, it is better to stick with those suggested for your specific face types. Do not forget to tell us if you liked this information and yes, sharing the article is free of cost!

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Soni is the Chief Editor of She has always enjoyed expressing who she is through her sense of fashion and lifestyle.

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