Do you ever find yourself shopping online for sunglasses but are unsure of what frame is best for your face? You end up with either an abandoned shopping cart of 10 different pairs or worse yet, ordering one that looks all wrong when it arrives. In all honesty, there are just so many options that it can be quite an overwhelming task when your favorite pair breaks and you're on the hunt for a new one.
But don't swear off sunglasses yet, we're here to help you find the perfect pair with ease! With our guide below, you'll learn that there's a frame for everyone — and even better there's a frame that's best for you!
Before we dive in, we're gonna teach you a little background on finding the best frame for yourself or for a friend. It all comes down to face shape, while we are each unique, there are four main types – Round, Square, Oval, and Heart shaped faces. Sunglass designers like us work looking into these face shapes in order to carefully and artfully design and craft certain frames for each face. Sunglasses are such a staple piece of a wardrobe — we want to ensure you feel confident when you put them on – whether for a quick drive down the interstate, a beach day, a fishing trip, or your summer long backpacking trip. Sunglasses are a life companion so let's help you choose the right one!
The best sunglasses for round faces are angular frames that add structure are the most flattering for you. Your face is almost as long as it is wide, with your check bones being the widest point of your face. Try wayfarer, square or any sport frame for the perfect fit.
For people with square faces, round and oval frames are your best bet! Look for curved frames that balance your angular lines. You have a prominent jaw line and your face is the same width at your forehead and across your cheekbones. Try aviators, cat-eye, round, oversized and retro styles as these all will accentuate your features.
People with oval faces have the chance to be creative with their choice of sunglasses. You have so many options because of your symmetrical features and your jaw bone tapers evenly to your chin. Almost any style flatters your face, so have fun! Try our most popular styles like aviators, cat-eye, oversized, wayfarer and sport.
Sunglasses that bring attention downward will be best for you. Your face is widest at the cheekbones and narrowly tapers to your chin. Try aviators, cat-eye and round styles as they will help elongate your face.
By looking at a mirror and taking a close look at your facial features, you can find out which one matches you! Check out our Face Shape Guide to see how to determine which face shape you have, and what glasses will look perfect on you!