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Which Sunglasses Suit My Face?

Nothing updates your summer wardrobe quite like a new pair of shades.  But do you go for a classic Moscot Lemtosh, an oversized Prada or a statement pair of Chrome Hearts?

With so many styles to choose from, it’s not always easy matching with the perfect sunglasses. At OPTIX our dispensing team has decades of experience on how to pick sunglasses for your face shape, so we’ve compiled a quick guide to help you narrow down your options.

Identifying Your Face Shape

First things first, to answer the question which sunglasses suit my face? you’ll need to work out your face shape.

Everyone’s face shape is unique, but can generally fit into one of six categories – oval, square, rectangle, heart, diamond or round face shape.  If you’re unsure which applies to you, the simplest way to find out is to take a front-on selfie and trace the outline of your face.

Oval

Oval faces suit almost every style of sunglasses – making your choice even more difficult!  Achieve balance by selecting a pair that is as wide as the widest part of your face.  Classic wayfarers and aviator styles are the easy option, but with so much flexibility why not experiment with more daring oversized or geometric shapes?

Star Faces: Kate Middleton, Rihanna, Jessica Alba, David Gandi

Star Styles: Prada 13QS, Tom Ford Whyatt, Maui Jim Honi

 

Round

Circular faces suit more angular frames, such as rectangular or square sunglasses.  These sharper shapes complement rounder brow and jaw lines and serve to elongate your features.  Avoid round styles as these will make your round face shape seem even rounder.

Star Faces: Emma Stone, Chrissy Teigen, Leonardo Di Caprio

Star Frames: Tiffany Atlas, Cazal 6004, Randolf Engineering Aviator

 

Square

Square faces feature a broad forehead and angular features.  Soften these sharp angles with classic, round frame shapes and avoid rectangular and square styles.

Star Faces: Olivia Wilde, Justin Timberlake, Zac Efron

Star Styles: Garrett Leight Wilson, Moscot Glick, Cazal 1980

 

Rectangle

Soft, angular features and a long narrow face shape characterise rectangular faces, so the best sunglasses for face shapes that are oblong are oversized frames with strong angles to add structure and sharpen your features.

Star Faces: Bella Hadid, Liv Tyler, Ryan Gosling, David Beckham

Star Styles: Moscot Bjorn Sun, Maui Jim Chee Hoo!, DITA Flight .006

 

Heart

With wide temples and narrow chins, heart-shaped suit styles that elongate your face and balance out your features.  Cat-eye styles and sunglasses with rounded-edges keep your angles in proportion.

Star Faces: Reese Witherspoon, Cheryl Cole, Nick Jonas

Star Styles: Garrett Leight Mildred, Prada 21SS, Chrome Hearts Vagenius II

 

Diamond

The rarest face shape – diamond – is characterised by a narrow forehead and chin, with pronounced, high cheekbones.  The best sunglasses for face shapes with diamond features are top-heavy styles such as cat-eye or slightly rounded frames but ensure they’re no wider than your cheeks for balance.

Star Faces: Angelina Jolie, Robert Pattinson, Selena Gomez

Star Frames: Cartier Panthere de Cartier Cat-Eye, Tiffany Victoria, Tom Ford Penelope

 

If you’re still wondering how to pick sunglasses for your face shape visit the practice and our expert dispensing opticians will help you find your perfect match!