We love to have fun in the sun, but not without our favorite pair of sunnies. Now, while sunglasses are super functional (hello, polarized and prescription lenses), they also do a ton to add to your cool quotient – IF you pick the right frame, that is. That’s right, people. When it comes to sunglasses, one size does NOT fit all. You need to find a frame that looks like it’s been specifically made just for your face, that balances (nay, highlights) your features, and makes you feel like a superstar who’s totally rocking their day in the sun. Don’t you worry, though. We’ve done the research and we’ve got the lowdown on which sunglasses suit every frame shape making your shade shopping a whole lot easier.
Read on to find the perfect pair to throw some shade…
Sunglasses For Round Shaped Faces
If your face is defined by your fuller cheeks, rounded jawline and soft, non-angular features, you’ve got a round face. To really work those curves, you need to opt for geometric frames that add some dimension making your face look sharper and longer. Stick to square or rectangular frames and if you’re looking to add some drama when the sun’s out, cateye sunnies are your new best friends.
Beat The Heat With: Black Grey Full Rim Square John Jacobs Tints and Transparent Black Grey Full Rim Rectangle Vincent Chase AIR LA Polarized Sunglasses
Sunglasses For Square Shaped Faces
A strong jawline, wide cheekbones and bold features are your defining facets. Your sunglass strategy is to accentuate your best features by wearing frames that contrast your face shape. Round and oval frames soften your sharp angles and balance them out without stealing the limelight from your modelesque jawline. Aviators are a good choice too, just as long as they’re more rounded than square.
Beat The Heat With: Silver Black Purple Full Rim Oval John Jacobs Tints and Gunmetal Tortoise Brown Full Rim Round Vincent Chase VINTAGE Polarized Sunglasses
Sunglasses For Oval Shaped Faces
You have the kind of face shape that most would kill for ‘coz, hunny, everything looks good on you. With a longer rather than wider face structure and super-balanced features, you can have a lot of fun with the kinds of frames you pick. Feel free to play with patterns and colours and be as dramatic as possible with oversized styles. Just don’t go too crazy with angles or extra-wide frames that might overshadow your face and you’re a solid 10/10.
Beat The Heat With: Gold Black Blue Gradient Full Rim Clubmaster Vincent Chase MIRAGE Sunglasses and Black Pink Full Rim Butterfly John Jacobs Tints
Sunglasses For Heart Shaped Faces
Widest at the forehead and slowly tapering out towards the bottom, a heart face is just so good looking that you’ll want your sunnies to mimic its shape. Avoid any pair that’s oversized or teardrop shaped and instead, reach for styles with sharper corners. You can’t go wrong with cateyes, aviators and half-rimmed styles in tortoise-shelled prints and two-tones. Trust us, you’ll “heart” these styles.
Beat The Heat With: Black Green Full Rim Aviator Shape Vincent Chase VINTAGE Polarized Sunglasses and Tortoise Golden Tortoise Brown Gradient Full Rim Cat Eye Fallon MIRAGE Sunglasses
Sunglasses For Diamond Shaped Faces
This face shape, with its narrow forehead and chin and wider cheekbones, is as rare as its namesake. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a frame out there that’s made just for you. While round, oval and rimless frames will help compliment your high and wide cheekbones, clubmasters are your true soul-sunnies. P.S: To really shine bright like a diamond, make sure you stay far away from frames that are wider than your cheekbones.
Beat The Heat With: Gunmetal Black Green Full Rim Club Master John Jacobs Tints and Matte Golden Black Green Solid Full Rim Clubmaster Vincent Chase AUTUMN 20 Sunglasses