How to pick the perf sunglasses for your face shape

Posted: 10 February 2021 9:13 am
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No tea, no shade(s): Find the right frames to suit your face shape.

Finding the right pair of sunglasses can be tricky, especially when you're shopping online. While we're firm believers that you can rock whatever sunnies you like, some styles complement certain face shapes more than others. From circle to square, we've rounded up the styles of sunglasses that will best suit your gorgeous mug.


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Oval

Oval faces are a little longer than they are wide. To be honest, pretty much any pair of shades suits an oval face. With that being said, rectangle and upswept frames are a safe bet. This style will help complement and balance your features.


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Round

Do you have soft angles, wide cheekbones and a rounded chin? If that sounds like you, rectangle and geometric styles may suit your lil' round face. The next time you're shopping for a new pair of sunglasses, try a cat-eye or octagon-shaped pair.


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Square

On the flip side, those with square faces have sharper angles. With that in mind, you may look better with round or curvy frames.

High Key Mini Sunglasses Gold/Copper
High Key Mini Sunglasses Gold/Copper

General Pants


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Heart

If you've got a heart-shaped face (round at the top with a little point at the bottom), you should flaunt rounded frames with exaggerated bottoms. For example, the classic aviator shape is a timeless classic that you could rock.

High Key Mini Sunglasses Gold/Copper
High Key Mini Sunglasses Gold/Copper

Princess Polly


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Diamond

Diamond face shapes typically have a narrow forehead and jawline paired with defined cheekbones. Help define those gorgeous cheeks with a pair of frames with a thick browline or an oval-shaped frame. Otherwise, you could defs pull of an upswept cat-eye pair.


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