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How To Choose The Best Sunglasses For Your Face Shape


Best Sunglasses For your Face Shape
From futuristic mirrored visors, to tiny 'The Matrix' shades, or gigantic Retro-style sunnies, it's fair to say there's a huge variety in sunglasses trends right now. But how can you tell which ones will suit you?

Cost-per-wear, sunglasses are worth paying a bit more for, as they are essential at all times of the year. They help protect your eye health from damaging UV rays, so beyond the shape you go for, it’s important to choose a pair that has adequate UV protection.

Knowing what to pick from the season’s most-wanted trends comes down to your own personal style – and it’s totally fair to have a sunnies ‘wardrobe’ to wear with different outfits, but you want any pair your wear to flatter your face shape too.

Recommended Sunglass Styles, By Face Shape

Oakley has been making sunglasses for decades. Its sporty mirrored styles are iconic, but the brand has made a significant trend impact in fashion too.

The experts at Oakley, responsible for some of the most influential eyewear styles in the world have kindly shared their tips on how to choose a pair that suits your face shape:

If You Have An Oval Face

  • Oval faces are versatile and well-balanced, making them suitable for various sunglass styles.

  • Opt for frames that maintain the natural balance of your face, such as aviators, wayfarers, or cat-eye sunglasses. These styles will complement your symmetrical features and add a touch of sophistication to your look.

If You Have A Round Face

  • Round faces benefit from angular frames that help create definition and structure.

  • Look for geometric shapes like square or rectangular frames, which provide contrast to the soft curves of your face.

  • Oversized sunglasses with bold, angular designs can also help elongate your face and add a modern edge to your appearance.

    Square and angular face shapes are complemented by softer, rounded frames.

If You Have A Square Face

  • Square faces have strong, angular features that are complemented by softer, rounded frames.

  • Consider oval or round sunglasses with curved edges to soften the sharp lines of your face.

  • Round aviators or butterfly-shaped frames can help balance your facial proportions and add a touch of elegance.

If You Have A Heart-Shaped Face

  • Heart-shaped faces are characterized by a wider forehead and narrower chin.

  • Choose sunglasses that mimic the shape of your face by opting for styles with wider bottoms and narrower tops.

  • Cat-eye or butterfly frames can help draw attention downward and balance out the width of your forehead.

If You Have A Diamond-Shaped Face

  • Diamond-shaped faces feature prominent cheekbones and a narrow chin and forehead.

  • Look for sunglasses that accentuate your cheekbones and soften your angular features.

  • Oval or rimless frames with gentle curves can complement your facial contours and highlight your natural elegance.


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