Besides protecting your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, sunglasses double up as a fashion accessory. The right pair of sunglasses will fit your face, balance your features and complement your face shape. In order to find the most suitable frame for you, let’s take a look at the different face shapes.
Types of face shapes
A person with a round face has full cheeks and a rounded chin. Curves are noticeable.
Choose: Angular lines that balance your face and make it look sharper – Square frames, wayfarers
Avoid: Circular frames
Celebrities with round faces: Kate Bosworth, Kelly Clarkson, Charlize Theron, Emma Stone, Stevie Wonder
A person with a square face has a broad forehead and a prominent jaw line.
Choose: A frame that extends past the widest part of your face to give a rounder silhouette. Round or oval shaped lenses balance out a square face – Aviator, butterfly. Also, the larger your face, the larger your frame should be.
Avoid: Boxy or angular frames
Celebrities with square faces: Sandra Bullock, Natalie Portman, Demi Moore, Lucy Liu, Nick Lachey
A person with an oval face has balanced features, high cheekbones and a chin narrower than the forehead.
Choose: Frames that have the same width as your face – cat eyes, wayfarers and round, any shade works well
Avoid: Frames that are too wide
Celebrities with oval faces: Julianne Moore, Eva Mendes, Selma Hayek, Tina Fey, Kate Middleton, Jamie Lee Curtis
A person with a heart-shaped or triangular face has a broad forehead, pointed chin and high cheekbones.
Choose: Frames that mimic your face shape and with wide lower edges that elongate the face and bring attention downwards – Cat eye, rounded edges, aviator, butterfly, shield, rimless.
Celebrities with heart-shaped faces: Scarlett Johansson, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria, Sandra Oh
A person with an oblong or rectangular face has a long and narrow face with a high forehead.
Choose: Oversized glasses and thick frames add width to a long face – Rectangular, wayfarer, wrap, shield.
Avoid: Small frames
Celebrities with oblong-shaped faces: Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cate Blanchett, Janet Jackson, Kate Hudson
A person with a diamond-shaped face has a narrow jaw line and the cheekbones are the widest part of the face.
Choose: Oval and rimless frames that complement wide cheekbones
Avoid: Frames that are wider than the cheekbones
Celebrities with diamond-shaped faces: Tyra Banks, Serena Williams, Elizabeth Hurley, Meg Ryan, Ashley Greene