As we jump into warmer and sunnier weather, it’s time to really bring out the shades! We’ve been seeing a lot of different trends this year so I’d like to break them down into categories of face shape to help you figure out which style flatters you best.
Take my guide with a grain of salt though and keep in mind that not everyone fits into just one face-shape category and these suggestions are not the end all, be all because at the end of the day your face shape doesn’t have to be the deciding factor for your perfect sunnies! If you’re having trouble deciding though, then this guide is definitely for you.
Round Shaped Face
- Full cheekbones
- Soft, curved edges around the face
- Narrow forehead and jawline
- Try to avoid round shaped sunnies as they may further enhance the roundness of your own face
- Try a bold edge and sharper frames to add a little dimension and contrast the curved face shape
Square Shaped Face
- fairly proportionate and symmetrical
- wider than long
- broad forehead
- defined jawline
- Opposite to what was just mentioned for a round face, go for a rounded pair of glasses to off-set your angled face shape
- Curvy squared edges can also work to soften your features
- A cat-eye frame will draw your eyes upward and soften your jawline
- Try to avoid thicker frames and go for thinner ones that lengthen and soften your face shape
Oval Shaped Face
- proportionate and symmetrical
- longer than wide
- narrow forehead and jawline
- Oval is the easiest shape to work with so pretty much any style looks flattering, lucky you!
- Since any style can work for you, try a bolder look, something with colour or detailing to really make your face pop
- Keep in mind though that your frames should not be wider than your face’s broadest point
Heart Shaped Face
- High cheekbones
- Broad forehead
- Small jawline and chin area
- For this shape you’ll want to highlight your cheekbones (duh who doesn’t) as well as your jawline, so a cat-eye works best!
- Just like a cat-eye, any frame with an upward slope angle will outline the bottom half of your face and cheekbones
- You can also try out a pair of aviators with a wider bottom to focus on the downward part of your face since it’s quite narrow!
If your face shape is a combination of any of these styles then test out which ones you feel look best on. Share some of your favourite styles with me in the comments below!