woman wearing sunglasses

The Best Sunglasses For Your Face Shape

A handy illustration to help you find your slickest sunnies yet

By Alexia Dellner, 07 June 2016
The Best Sunglasses For Your Face Shape

Now that summer's finally here, it's time to whip out the sunnies. But just like how certain hairstyles look best on certain face shapes, the same rule applies for sunglasses. We all know that while the main purpose of sunnies is to protect your eyes, they're also the ultimate summer accessory and a great way to add that a touch of chic to any look. So this summer, look up the cool factor with the best sunglasses for your face shape. 

You could head down to the shops and spend hours trying on different glasses OR you could find the best sunglasses for your face shape with our handy tips below. Whether your face is heart-shaped, round, oval or square, we've got the best sunglasses to compliment and flatter your features. If you're not sure what face shape you have, then here's an easy trick. Stand in front of a mirror and gently trace the outline of your face on the mirror with some lipstick or a a bar of soap. You should be able to see from your drawing what type of face shape you have. Now, you can find the best sunglasses that will flatter your face shape. 

Heart-shaped face

Heart-shaped faces (think Reese Witherspoon or Halle Berry) tend to have narrow chins and wider foreheads, so you'll want to look out for sunglasses that even out proportions. Frames with exaggerated bottoms such as aviator or oversized butterfly look particularly good.

Round-shaped face

Round faces (like Kirsten Dunst or Charlize Theron) have soft, non-angular features where the width of the forehead, cheekbones, and jaw are roughly equal. The best sunglasses for round faces will be geometric shapes such as the Wayfarer and other rectangular styles which will give the appearance of a longer, slimmer face.

Square-shaped face

Square faces have their forehead, cheekbones and jaw roughly the same width and sharp, angular features including a sharp jawline. If you have a square shape, you're in good company – celebs like Kiera Knightley and Gwyneth Paltrow fall into this category. Opt for curvier frames to compliment angular features like circular, round glasses and oversized butterfly shapes. 

Oval Face

Is the length of your face 1 1/2 times the width of your face? Then you're probably an oval shape. Oval-shaped faces (like Kate Hudson or Jessica Alba) are pretty easy to shop for as most sunglasses will look good on you. Aviators and Wayfarer styles look especially stylish on oval faces but these lucky ladies can pull off almost any style! 

Find your perfect sunglasses at George.com