Ever notice how sunglasses that look amazing on your friend can make you look like a bug (or an alien… or worse, an alien-bug)? The problem is not the shape of your face, it’s what the shape of the sunglasses is doing to the shape of your face. This guide will help you decipher the selection next time you’re in the market for a pair.
A flattering pair of shades is all about proportion, which is why certain frame-shapes look better on certain face-shapes. But proportion is also why not every single pair of cat-eyes will look good on you, even if it’s your go-to style—they may be too wide, too narrow, or simply too big or small. Once you’ve narrowed down your most flattering shapes, the next step is to try on several for size until you've found the right fit.
First, find the basic shape of your face:
Oval Faces are narrower than they are long, with a rounded jawline.
Square Faces are roughly as wide as they are long, with a strong, square jawline.
Heart-Shaped Faces are roughly as wide as they are long, with a jawline that comes to a point at the chin.
Round Faces are roughly as wide as they are long, with a rounded jawline.
Then, check out which frames are right for you: