There's a lot more to sunglasses than just a summer fashion accessory. From protecting your eyes against scorching sun rays to becoming your signature style statement, sunglasses manage almost everything. But, it's crucial to choose the one that looks best on you.

Sunglasses are available in different shapes and sizes, so is our face. Hence, here's a guide that will help you to pick a perfect pair of sunglasses according to your face shape.

How to Find Your Face Shape?

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Before picking up an ideal pair of sunglasses for yourself, you must figure out your face shape. There are many ways in which you can identify your face shape but, here's our favourite trick.

  1. Pick a lipstick, or a washable marker, or a crayon, and stand in front of a mirror. Make sure you are one-arm length away from the mirror. Now, trace your face on the mirror using the marker.
  2. Start from the chin up to your hairline and, trace without being shaky.

Based on the output results, you can have the following face shapes:

Round: If the width, as well as the length of your face, is almost equal with a small rounded and sharp-angled chin, you have a round face.

Oval: If the length of your face is slightly longer than the width and, you have a rounded chin with broader cheekbones, your face shape is oval. Such people have a wider forehead as compared to their jaw.

Diamond: If you have narrow jawline and forehead with wide cheekbones, you have a diamond-shaped face.

Square: A square face has almost equal length and width with a broad and angular chin. The cheekbones, jaw, and forehead are equal in width with nearly a straight hairline.

Rectangle/Oblong: If the length of your face is larger than the width, with an almost equal jaw, cheekbones, as well as, forehead, and an angular chin, you have a rectangular or oblong face.

Heart: When face length is longer than the width, the hairline is in a heart-shaped curve and, chin is the narrowest part of your face, you have a heart-shaped face.

Sunglasses for Round-Shaped Face

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If you have a round face, your chief motive should be to make it appear longer.

For that, you should opt for darker shades with longer width as compared to the height. Such sunglasses will enhance your face contours and bring them closer, narrowing down your chin as well as cheekbones.

Shapes to Run for:

  1. Pointed, rectangular, or square sunglasses.
  2. Cat’s Eye Sunglasses
  3. Butterfly Sunglasses
  4. Aviators
  5. Wayfarers

Shapes to Run Away from:

  1. Round Sunglasses
  2. Narrow Frames
  3. Geometrically-Shaped Sunglasses
  4. Light Coloured Shades
  5. Glasses Covering your Brows

Sunglasses for Oval-Shaped Face

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If you have an oval face, (you are lucky) and, you don't have to disturb the harmony of your features.

And, thus, you should go for sunglasses that are neither too wide nor too narrow. Look for glasses that are equal in width to your cheekbone or a little wider will also do. Make sure that the height of the sunglasses is just up to your eyebrows.

Shapes to Run for:

  1. Rectangular Sunglasses
  2. Round Sunglasses
  3. Oval Sunglasses
  4. Cat’s Eye Sunglasses
  5. Butterfly Sunglasses
  6. Aviators

Shapes to Run Away from:

  1. Massive Sunglasses
  2. Too Wide Frames
  3. Pointed and Sharp Edged Frame
  4. Narrow Frames 

Sunglasses for Diamond-Shaped Face

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Diamond faced people should try to make their cheekbones appear less pointed.

They should go for sunglasses that have smoothly curved edges with or without the rim. This will narrow down the cheekbone to an oval shape. So, you need to opt for sunglasses that are wider and shorter.

Shapes to Run for:

  1. Round Sunglasses
  2. Cat’s Eye Sunglasses with Transparent Lens
  3. Aviators
  4. Rimless/Frameless Sunglasses
  5. Gentle Curved Corners

Shapes to Run Away from:

  1. Huge Sunglasses
  2. Frames with Height
  3. Pointed and Sharp Edged Frame
  4. Cat's Eye Sunglasses with darker Lens
  5. Narrow Frames              

Sunglasses for Square-Shaped Face

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Square-shaped people should choose sunglasses that narrow down their outline and balances face aspect ratio.

Shapes to Run for:

  1. Large Sunglasses
  2. Cat’s Eye Sunglasses
  3. Sunglasses with the width equal to your face
  4. Coloured Sunglasses
  5. Oval, Round, or Teardrop-Shaped Frames

Shapes to Run Away from:

  1. Square Frames with Sharp Corners
  2. Small and Narrow Frames
  3. Excessively wide Sunglasses

Sunglasses for Rectangular-Shaped Face

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Rectangular face shaped people should aim to make their face appear broader.

Shapes to Run for:

  1. Large Framed Transparent/Lightly Shaded Sunglasses
  2. Large Frame Aviators
  3. Round Frame Sunglasses

Shapes to Run Away from:

  1. Narrow and Small Sunglasses
  2. Glasses with tacky Shades 

Sunglasses for Heart-Shaped Face

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Since heart-shaped faces have a narrower bottom, your aim is to make it appear broad while narrowing down the upper portion of your face. Avoid adding bulk to your upper part.

Shapes to Run for:

  1. Rounded Sunglasses
  2. Small frames with a narrow bridge
  3. Glasses with low-set arms
  4. Tear-Drop Aviators
  5. Wayfarers
  6. Frameless/Rimless Sunglasses
  7. Bright or neutral-coloured frames.

Shapes to Run Away from:

  1. Large and heavy Sunglasses
  2. Sharp Edges
  3. Glasses Covering Eyebrows
  4. Cat’s eyes Sunglasses

This was all about choosing sunglasses according to your face shape. We hope you might have found this guide pretty helpful. So, the next time when you are picking up sunglasses for yourself, you can tell the ideal one even without trying them.

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