What's The Perfect Sunglasses For My Face Shape?

What’s the Perfect Sunglasses for My Face Shape?

Charmaine Kon by Charmaine Kon on Jan 8, 2016
Why you should care

Here’s a gift – a sunglass cheat sheet for different face types. Don’t get caught up with trends that won’t work for you!

A good pair of sunglasses that fits your face can really amp up your look. Plus, it hides tired eyes, stress zits, and unkempt brows! So how do you know what really suits your face?

It’s first important to…

Determine Your Face Shape

For starters, determine which is the widest part of your face – forehead, cheeks, or chin.

  • Forehead – A wide forehead with a narrow or pointed chin describes a heart-shaped face.
  • Cheeks – Wide cheeks with a rounded chin describes a round face while a more pointed chin indicates a heart-shaped face.
  • Chin – A wide chin with equally wide cheeks and chin describe a square face.
  • No feature is particularly wide – You likely have an oval or oblong face.

If you’re still unsure, try tracing your face. Pull your hair back, gently lean your face onto a mirror and trace the outline with an eyeliner, chalk, or whiteboard marker. Then follow the guide below:

face shape chart

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Now that you know your face shape, read on to see what sunglass shape suits you best!


Angelina Jolie square face

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Your face shape:

Congrats, Angie, you’ve got a square-shaped face! Just like Angelina Jolie, your face is characterised by a strong jawline. Since choosing the right sunnies is all about balancing out your features, you’d want to look out for more rounded, delicate sunglass shapes.

Tom Ford Sunglasses

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Recommended sunglass shapes:

Cat-eye, oval, round, wrap, and butterfly.

Thankfully, retro-inspired round glasses are classic and ever on trend!


Jessica Alba heart shaped face

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Your face shape:

The oval face can carry almost any sunglass shape! Like Jessica Alba, this face shape is gently rounded and has relatively even and tapered features. While any sunglass shape will suit this face, it’s important to choose frames that aren’t too over-sized as they might hide your face’s ideal proportions. Flaunt it, girl!


Miu Miu Sunglasses

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Recommended sunglass shape:

Since most shapes suit this face, be adventurous and try something embellished or with an uncommon geometric edge. Step out of the box with a five-sided frame!


mila kunis face

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Your face shape:
To add edge and balance to the round face, opt for geometric shapes.
wood frame sunglasses

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Recommended sunglass shape:

Rectangle, wrap, wayfarer, and oval.

For added fun, try a funky-textured wayfarer like this wood-inspired one.


reese witherspoon

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Your face shape:

This shape is characterised by a broader brow and a narrow or pointier chin. Sunglass shapes that complement this face are ones that direct the attention towards the bottom of the face.

Sunglasses for Heart Shaped Faces

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Recommended sunglass shape:

Round, semi-rimless, butterfly, and cat-eye.

If you wanna go classic, the tortoise shell print’s a chic bet!

Why you should care

Here’s a gift – a sunglass cheat sheet for different face types. Don’t get caught up with trends that won’t work for you!

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