How to choose the best sunglasses for your face shape?

Accessories can do wonders in enhancing your fashion sense and adding some flair to simple outfits. Sunglasses are one of the eye-catching pairs that can make any ensemble chic, introducing some style and sensibility to your outfit of the day.

Beyond the practical use of protecting your eyes from the harsh afternoon glare, a pair of sunnies are stunning accessories that can also accentuate your natural beauty. But for your sunglasses to effectively highlight your best features, it needs to fit your face’s unique dimensions and shape.

Every face is unique in terms of angles, curves, and shapes, and there is a perfect pair of glasses out there to accentuate the shape of your face. This guide will help you to find the perfect sunglasses according to your face shape. Keep in mind that this is just a suggestion, and that you should choose whatever sunglasses you like, ok?

Before choosing any sunglasses, keep in mind to check the width of the frame and of your face to make sure it won’t be too tight or loose. First, you need to figure out what your face shape.

If you look online, you can find guides based in all geometric forms. To keep it simple we will divide it in only four: Square, Triangle, Round and Oval.

Face Shape Types

Basically, the rule of thumb is to balance the form of your face shape with your pair of sunnies. Let’s see how it works:

  • Square-Shaped Faces

The square shaped face has more angular lines with equally wide cheekbones, forehead and jaws. It is defined by prominent, angular features and a straight line running from the brow to the jaw. Examples of this face-shape are Daniel Radcliffe and Angelina Jolie.

Square Shaped Face

Square-shaped faces should opt for shades with curved lenses to contrast the face format. Models suggested: Aviator, Sunshine, Wave, Urban or Element.

  • Round-Shaped Faces

Such faces have nearly the same breadth from the jaw to the brows, with soft curves and smooth lines. Round faces’ cheek bones are typically large, and the chin is rounded and has few angles. Such as Leonardo Di Caprio and Selena Gomes.

Round Shaped Face

In this case we recommend angular or geometric frames sunglasses such as wayfarer style to balance the face shape. Models suggested: Clubmaster, Cave, Brave, and Tribe.

  • Triangle-Shaped Faces

For this shape, just imagine an upside-down triangle. A face which is wider at the brow and narrower down to the chin like Ryan Gosling and Scarlett Johanssson.

Triangle Shaped Sunglasses

The suggestion for this face shape is similar to the one for the square-shaped faces, but also goes well with cat-eye models and clubmasters. Suggested models: Clubmaster, Urban, Lili and Glamour.

  • Oval-Shaped Faces

The oval is the most universal face shape, with a shape longer than wide where the cheekbones are the widest part of the face. A delicate face with soft jaw without strong lines. Some examples would be Will Smith and Beyoncé.

Oval Shaped Face

People with oval faces look good in a wide variety of frame styles and we would suggest all previous sunglasses for them.

Picking out the best sunglasses for women or men that frame your face perfectly can be tricky, but the ideal sunnies should elevate your ensemble in ways that reflect your fashion taste. Shop at Rootz Sunglasses today to explore our different styles sunnies, but beyond taking pride in our fashion-forward designs, our affordable sunglasses are made for eco-conscious fashionistas.


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