Find the best sunglasses and glasses for your face shape

Looking for the perfect sunglasses or eyeglasses to complement your face shape? Finding the ideal pair of frames is about more than just choosing a flattering style - it’s about making a statement of who you are.

When selecting the right frames for your face shape, you should always look for styles that contrast your face’s features. If you have a round face, then square or rectangular frames will look great as they will elongate your face and enhance your softer features. If you have an oval shaped face or sharp facial angles, look for rounded frames that will balance out your features without stealing the show.

How to determine your face shape

Face shapes are usually categorised into four main categories; oval, round, square and heart-shaped. You have an oval face shape if your face is longer than it is wide.  If your face’s width and height are similar, you have a round face shape. Sharp jawlines and strong features are characteristics of a square-shaped face, whilst a wider forehead and a narrower chin are typical of a heart-shaped face. 

If you’re unsure which face shape you have - ask a friend!

Sunglasses and glasses for each face shape

Round face

Round faces are characterised by soft and gentle features, with a wider forehead and a broader jawline. When choosing sunglasses or glasses for a round face shape, look for frames with sharp features that will elongate your face and enhance your softer angles. Square and rectangular sunglasses or glasses will look great on round faces as they provide a visual contrast to the curved features of your face. 

Oval face

An oval face shape is longer than it is wide, which makes it easier to wear almost any style. Lucky you! Finding the right glasses or sunglasses for an oval face is not difficult, but it’s common to avoid smaller frames that can make your face appear longer. Instead, try oversized rectangle frames that balance your face length or go for a bold pair of aviator sunglasses or glasses that will make your face appear wider.

Heart-shaped face

Beautiful heart-shaped faces are characterised by a wide forehead, high cheekbones and a narrow chin. When choosing the right glasses or sunglasses for your heart-shaped face, look for frames that will create an elongated look. In contrast to other face shapes, the most flattering sunglasses for heart-shaped faces mimics the shape. Try cat-eye or aviator frames that are wider at the top and get narrower at the bottom.