How to Choose the Perfect Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

Summer is upon us – and it’s time to get shady. From tiny lenses to mega frames, a good pair of sunglasses is the ultimate accessory for warm-weather days, whether you’re whiling away the weekends at home or jetting off somewhere far-flung. Finding the perfect pair of shades is all about choosing the right sunglasses for your face shape, and with our super-easy guide we’ve got you covered. Illustrations by Emily Bunch (@emilybunchillustration).

Oval

 

Face shape features:

Oval faces are longer than they are wide, with the brow, cheekbones and jawline being pretty much equal in width.

 

Which  sunglasses suit my face?

When it comes to oval faces, anything goes! This summer,why not try a pair of chunky sunglasses? The Riley wrap sunglasses are a super-stylish, wear-with-anything accessory to see you through the summer – without swamping your features.

 

Famous faces:

Kate Middleton, Beyoncé and Jessica Alba.

 

Heart

 

Face shape features:

Heart-shaped faces are usually narrower at the chin and wider at the temples. Chins are pointed, and cheekbones taper at the jawline.

 

Which sunglasses suit my face?

Aviators are the perfect shape for heart faces, as they’re narrower on the bottom and wider at the top. The Chantal classic aviator sunglasses add a touch of rockstar glamour to any look – perfect for festivals.

 

Famous faces:

Kourtney Kardashian, Reese Witherspoon and Halle Berry.

 

Square

 

Face shape features:

Square-shaped faces are usually defined by a wide brow and jawline, which are similar in width, plus a square or flat chin.

 

Which sunglasses suit my face?

Cat-eye shapes are perfect for softening the features of a square-shaped face – try the Chrissy sunglasses with its on-trend oversized design and an effortlessly cool tortoiseshell finish.

 

Famous faces:

Rihanna, Leighton Meester and Olivia Wilde.

 

Round

Face shape features:

If you have a round-shaped face, the height and width will be around the same. Features are soft and cheekbones are usually the widest point.

 

Which sunglasses suit my face?

Square frames help to add some definition to round-shaped faces, so opt for some oversized square or rectangle sunglasses to really accentuate those cheekbones. The diamante square sunglasses maximise your style impact, while adding some angles.

 

Famous faces:

Emma Stone, Mila Kunis and Kirsten Dunst.

 

Oblong

 

Face shape features:

Oblong-shaped faces are generally longer than they are wide, with a narrow width. Cheekbones and sides are usually straight, and chins can be pointed.

 

Which sunglasses suit my face?

Round frames complement oblong faces, so choose a vintage-inspired pair to incorporate one of this season’s key trends into your accessory edit. We love the Ritchie preppy sunglasses for easy summer style or if you’d rather tap into this season’s clear frame trend, try the Pippy sunglasses.

Famous faces:

Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham and Liv Tyler.

 

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