Sunglasses Styles For Different Face Shapes

Choosing a pair of sunglasses is hard. We have broken down sunglass styles for different face shapes (triangle, heart, oval, round, and square) and the recommended style which would suit your face the best. Of course, you can still choose any pair of sunglasses you like! These are just our recommendations and, please remember, you’re going to likely fit into multiple categories, like in everything in life.

Heart Face Shape

Heart-shaped faces are widest at the brow with a gradual narrowing down towards your chin. You’ll want to consider sunglasses that are wider than your forehead to lengthen that beautiful face of yours and rounded bases to follow the natural contours of your face. A few style recommendations would be:

  • Round frames;
  • Browline frames;
  • Soft D-frames.
Hand drawing of a woman with a heart face shape and puffy hair.
Hand drawing of a woman with a heart face shape with highlighted heart overlay.

Oval Face Shape

Oval-shaped faces have a narrower forehead and chin with softly rounded wider cheeks. If this is you, you’re in luck! An oval-shaped face will look good with a larger variety of sunglasses than other shapes. While you’re welcome to roam most styles of sunglasses, you may consider these to be good options to start with:

  • Rectangular;
  • Semi-rimmed;
  • Geometric Shaped.
Hand drawing of a woman with an oval face shape and long hair.
Hand drawing of a woman with an oval face shape with highlighted oval overlay.

Round Face Shape

Round faces tend to have round symmetry with a wider, shorter facial shape. With the right style of glasses, you can complement your softer features and accentuate the natural beauty of your visage. We recommend selecting a frame that contrasts the roundness of your face and brings structure to your face. A few style recommendations would be:

  • Square;
  • Semi-rimmed.

Whatever style you choose, there is great potential in adding colourful bold frames which can seriously add depth to your already stunning look!

Hand drawing of a woman with a round face shape and mid length hair.
Hand drawing of a woman for sunglasses with a round face shape.

Square Face Shape

Square faces typically have a prominent jawline, angular features, and a wide forehead. Did you know that many actors have a square face because angular bone structures look great on the big screen (Hint Hint – Henry Cavill)? Adding round or ovular shaped sunglasses can add balance to your sharp features and soften the distinct features. A few style recommendations would be:
  • Semi-rimmed;
  • Round frames;
  • Soft D-frames.
Hand drawing of a man with a square face shape.
Hand drawing of a man highlighting sunglasses for a square face.

Triangle Face Shape

Triangle faces have a wide jaw and narrow up to the top of your face. You may consider a pair of sunglasses that add width to the upper part of your face to better balance your features. A few style recommendations would be:

  • D-frames;
  • Semi-rimmed.
Hand drawing of a man with a triangle face shape.
Hand drawing of a man with a triangle shape with highlighted triangle overlay.

FINAL THOUGHTS​

I hope we’ve been able to help you narrow your search for your next pair of sunglasses and that you have a firm grasp of sunglass styles for different face shapes. Feel free to check out what’s new in SFJALL’s collection and apply your new-found knowledge! 

Cyclist wearing SFJALL BWINDI sunglasses covered in rain.