When you’re buying a pair of sunglasses, you’re buying them for two reasons: protection and style. As important as sunglasses are for protecting your eyes from sun damage, you also want them to look good while you’re wearing them. However, not all frames look great on the same people In fact, it mainly depends on your face shape. Not sure which ones are right for you? Then check out our handy guide so that you can put on the right pair.
Round faces are defined by curved features and soft angles. As a rule of thumb, you should try and get frames that are the exact opposite of your facial features—so in this case, frames with sharp angles. Rectangular, square, and wrap sunglasses are found to be the most flattering on round faces.
The exact opposite of round faces, square faces have sharp angles with the same width on all sides. If you have a square face, you’ll also likely have a broad forehead and strong jaw line. In order to smooth out these sharp lines, go for frames that lack angles—namely aviators, butterflies, or round sunglasses.
If you have an oval face, then lucky you! This face shape looks good in pretty much any frame. The only thing you should keep in mind is to make sure the sunglasses aren’t too big for your face. Aim for frames that cover the eyebrows to the cheekbones, but nothing more than that.
Oblong or Rectangular
Long and narrow with few, but sharp, angles, the oblong face shape should aim for sunglasses similar to their square-faced friends. However, because the face is long, you want sunglasses that will add some width, so get a pair with thicker frames.
Also known as triangular, heart-shaped faces have wide temples and narrow chins. Because of the sharp angles, then, you’ll want to have sunglasses with soft, round frames like aviators or butterflies.
Narrow jawlines, foreheads, and wide cheekbones are what characterize the diamond-shaped face. You’ll want to get sunglasses that compliment those high cheekbones of yours, but also ones with gentle enough curves in order to tone down the sharp angles. Oval and rimless frames are probably best, just make sure they’re not wider than your cheekbones.
Now that you’ve figured out which frames are best, it’s time to finally go out and buy them! Here at Real Shades, we offer plenty of sunglasses that are sure to make you look your best.