How to Find The Right Sunglasses for Your Face Shape?

emma watson oval face sunglasses

We know you all want to look chic in your sunglasses. Sunglasses are the best accessories for summers and can add glamour to even the most boring outfits. However getting the right pair can be a daunting task with the plethora of different styles and silhouettes available in the market. That’s why we are here for tips on how to find the perfect sunglasses for face shapes. Consider this as your go to guide for your next pair and we are sure you will love it.

Identify your Face Shape

This is the most important and trickiest part of finding the perfect pair. Well this may sound odd, but believe us this a sure shot way of getting it right the first time. Take a picture of yourself facing the camera and then outline your face on a tracing paper. Don’t have a picture handy? Then just look in the mirror and with some lipstick or pen, trace the outline of your face. Make sure you can wipe it afterwards! It works! Seriously!

Refer to this picture for the identifying the shape of your face.


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Now that you have already figured out the shape of your face, read on to find the best sunglasses for you.

Face Shape: Round face

sunglasses for round face

If you have fuller cheeks with a rounded chin, you have a round face. Your face has an equal length and width.

Recommended Frame

Squares, Rectangles, Angular sunglasses. Stay away from rounded or oval glasses. If you have a round face, you should look for something geometrical with rounded edges. High temples on your glasses will have a slimming effect on your face. The angularity of the frames would balance the roundness of your face.

Try to avoid

Small rounded frames as they will make your face appear even rounder.

Kate Bosworth looks stunning in her Tom Ford wayfarer sunglasses.

Face Shape: Oval Face

anna hathaway oval face sunglasses

Your chin is narrower than your forehead and you have almost balanced proportions in your face. You have high cheekbones and can pull off any style of sunglasses.

Recommended Frame

People with an oval face look great in every frame. Ideally choose frames that are wider than the broadest part of your face.

Try to avoid

Avoid narrow frames that unbalance your features by drawing attention to your narrow eye line.

Only Anna Hathway and people with oval faces can rock these sunglasses.

Face Shape: Diamond

Kourtney Kardashian diamond shape sunglasses

Your cheekbones are protruding outwards and you have a narrow forehead with a narrow jawline.

Recommended Frame

Our aim here is to draw more attention to the eyes by giving it more width to balance the face. Avoid oversized frames and look for smaller frames in oval, rectangle shape. Ensure that your frame ends before your cheekbones to make your face look narrow. Top-heavy frames such as semi-rimless frames or those with detailing on the brow line would look great on you.

Try to avoid

Narrow frames that accentuate your narrow eye line.

See how Kourtney Kardashian adds glamour to her outfit with these awesome pair.

Face Shape: Heart

taylor swift heart shape face sunglasses

You have a broad forehead with wide and high cheekbones that narrow into a small chin.

Recommended Frame

Since you have a narrow jawline, look for rounder frames that will balance your forehead. Rock a heart shaped face with aviators, wrap and cat eye frames. To soften a wide forehead look for a frame, which fits around your temples and balances a pointed chin.

Try to avoid

Frames which are wide on the top as they will unbalance your face shape.

Taylor Swift is looking glamorous in these cat eye frames.

Face Shape: Square

heidi-klum square face shape sunglasses

You have a strong jawline with a broad forehead and square chin. The width and length of your face are proportional.

Recommended Frame

To soften the contours of your face look for frames with soft and rounded edges. You would rock ovals and oversized round glasses. Frames of this sort will soften your jaw line and will accentuate your eyes and lengthen your nose.

Try to avoid

Avoid geometrical sunglasses like squares or rectangles. Also refrain from wearing frames with color accents on the bottom that draw attention to the chin.

Watch out for Heidi Klum’s sunglasses.

Face Shape: Oblong

jessica alba oblong face shape sunglasses

You have a longer face than usual

Recommended Frames

To make your face appear wide and short look for wide frames with detailed rims on the temples. Aviators and frames with low bridge glasses like those available at Felix Gray (view website) would look great on you. They will make your long face appear shorter and wider.

Try to avoid

Avoid small frames as the further enhance the length of your face like narrow, rectangular frames or shapes. Short frames further enhance the length of the face.

Take inspiration from Jessica Alba for your next pair.


Most of the branded sunglasses offer UV protection. However before buying one, ensure that the UV protection for your sunglasses is over 60%