Sunglasses for Every Face Shape
Choosing sunglasses requires more understanding of algebra than one might suspect, knowing angles and lines and what shapes will flatter those angles and lines. So we’ve broken it down for you – which glasses look best for your face shape. Face the sun with confidence.
Small heads prefer small frames that don’t over-power. Cat eyes work well, as do these slim, modified Merona aviators.
Wide frames suit bigger heads, so people with larger noggins can play with oversize vintage glam. We like these Gradient sunglasses from Target.
Heart-shaped faces – wide forehead and cheekbones with a narrow chin – should aim for cat's eyes or rounder sunglasses while avoiding too much embellishment. We like these bold red Mossimo glasses.
Oblong faces – longer with narrow chins and cheeks – should steer away from narrow frames. But oversize or wrap styles work well, like these Nine West sunglasses with a cunning '70s reporter vibe.
Oval shaped faces are lucky – any sunglasses work on you. Your balanced forehead, cheekbones, and jaw can carry off any style – like these Audrey Hepburn-esque vintage sunglasses.
Square faces with a broad forehead and square jawline look well with round and oval frames, or these aviator sunglasses from Marc Jacobs. Avoid sharp geometric shapes. They emphasize an angular profile.
The full cheekbones, narrow forehead and jaw of a round face are best flattered by wide, rectangular frames. Round frames or colored lenses exaggerate fullness. Try these squared off Athleta sunglasses instead.