Which sunglasses will suit my face shape?

One of the most common questions people ask when buying sunglasses is: which sunglasses will suit my face shape?

The first thing that should be said is – the sunglasses you like the most and that make you feel great are the ones you should buy. Our recommendations are merely a style guide to help you make a decision.

Here are the most common face shapes and which sunglasses we recommend you buy for each one.

Sunglasses for heart-shaped faces

Heart-shaped faces generally have a wider broad forehead, defined high cheekbones and a pointed narrow chin. We recommend sunglasses that are wider at the top than the bottom.

Cat eye frames, wayfarer styles and retro square frames generally work well with heart-shaped faces. They pull focus towards the centre of the face, creating a more balanced look. Medium to thicker frame styles with dark colours works well.

Sunglasses for oval-shaped faces

Oval face shapes are gently rounded with soft curves and are proportionate from top to bottom. Any style of sunglasses will sit perfectly on oval faces. Aviators particularly complement this face shape, adding depth and contouring due to their tear drop silhouette. Thin gold or silver metal frames in particular, add to the delicate softness of oval face shapes.

Sunglasses for round-shaped faces

Round faces have curves, a wider forehead and chin and fuller cheeks; they are proportional in width and length. It’s best to avoid round or oval sunglasses as they can create a wider face appearance.

Squarerectangle or wayfarer frames, on the other hand, create depth and structure. The angular corners form soft contours and angles, with dark thick frames, helping add some dimension to the face shape