How to find the perfect sunglasses for your face shape.


Take the guesswork out of finding the perfect frames.

A pair of sunglasses is the ultimate handbag essential, with the ability to complement – and enhance – any outfit.

But the search for frames that are both trendy and suitable for our face can often feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack (or, you know, the perfect match on Bumble…).

Luckily, we’ve got some sunglasses shortcuts to help you find your perfect pair.

So whether you’re looking for sunglasses to replace the ones you left at the beach on the weekend (guilty), or you’re just looking for more fashionable frames to expand your accessory arsenal, we’ve got you covered. ultimate guide…

No matter the shape or style, there is one key thing to remember when buying shades – comfort is key.

Sunglasses that don’t feel good when you wear them are guaranteed to get a one-way ticket to the back of the OOTD queue, so make sure the fit is right around your eyes, your ears and your nose.

(Tip: They should fit snugly so they don’t slip but aren’t noticeably tight or uncomfortable.)

The right sunglasses for every figure

As a general rule, the shape of your frames should contrast with the shape of your face to bring a natural balance to your look. But… how to understand this?

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There are five main face shapes, but you can share features with more than one (that just means more options for you – hooray!)

The easiest way to determine your shape is to look at your jawline and decide if it’s more curved or angular. Then go from there.

Square

Square faces are generally more angular, with equally wide foreheads, cheekbones and jawline. The keyword for these faces is softenso opt for hues that take the focus away from the square shape, like round or oval frames, like these oversized 70s-inspired Ray-Ban frames from Sunglass Hut.
For square-shaped faces, try round or oval frames, like these Ray-Ban Jackie Ohh II frames, $215 at Sunglass Hut.

Tower

With softer angles than our square-faced sisters, round-faced ones will have slightly wider cheeks. That’s why shades with sharper angles — think bold rectangular frames — help add more shape and lines to your face.

Triangle

Wider at the jawline than the forehead, triangle-shaped faces benefit from shades with detailing at the top – like cat-eye lenses or a bold browline – to draw attention away from the jawline and elongate forehead.

Heart

Wider at the forehead and tapering at the jawline, heart-shaped faces are one of the most versatile of the bunch. Although almost any style will work (you’re in luck), choose frames that are slightly wider at the forehead, with rounder bases, like wayfarers or aviators. We love this Prada pair from Sunglass Hut for a little throwback to the 80s.
Channel your inner ’80s diva with these Prada polarized sunglasses, $368 at Sunglass Hut.

oval

Considered the most universal face shapes, most styles will suit those with oval-shaped faces. We suggest looking to sunglasses that add slight angles to balance the natural curves of your face, such as geometric or hexagonal tints.

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Of course, the number one rule for choosing any shade is to go with what you like. Ultimately, it all comes down to what makes you feel good and what matches your individual style…so try a variety of shapes to find your sunglass soul mate.

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