How To Choose The Best Sunglasses For Your Face Shape

How To Choose The Best Sunglasses For Your Face Shape

Picking out the perfect sunglasses for your face shape isn’t as easy as you might think. To find the best sunglasses for your face shape, you will need to: measure your face and determine your face shape.

Measuring your face

Measuring the dimensions of your face will help give you an idea of what size and shape your face is. To measure your face, stand in front of a mirror and measure your cheekbone, measure your jaw line, measure your face length, and measure your forehead width.

First, place the end of a tape and measure just below your eye to find the top of your cheekbone. Measure to the same point on the other side of your face and write down the resulting figure. Second, feel below your ears to find the ends of your jawbone, and then measure from the end of your jawbone to the other end around the bottom of your face. Third, measure from the center of your hairline straight down over the front of your nose to the bottom of your chin.

Lastly, measure the width of your forehead from one side of your hairline to the other side halfway between your eyebrows and top hairline. Make sure to write all the measurement down. Look at your measurements and comparing them to each other, find out which shape of face you are.

 Determining your face shape

Once you have determined the size of your face, the next thing to know is the shape. The various face shape categories include:


This category is characterized by a thin jawline and forehead with the cheekbones as the broadest part of the face. Diamond-faced faces should use frames that feature mild curves and should not be wider than the wearer’s cheekbones.


Characterized by a broad forehead and a strong jaw line, individuals in this category should go for a frame with round or oval shaped lenses that will help round out the sharpness of their features for a more objective look.


Widest at the temples and narrowest at the chin, heart-shaped faces should go for sunglasses that have wide lower edges with no straight lines along the top work. These sunglasses shift attention downward and extend the face.


Oval faces have lightly rounded, fairly even features. Sunglasses that cover the face from the eyebrows to the cheekbones are great for this category.


Round-faced individuals have visible curves and less defined angles. The perfect eyewear should lack curved features while emphasizing sharp angular lines that will help extend your face and make it look sharper and thinner.


Oblong faces are long and narrow with few angles. An oblong face works particularly well with extra-large Rectangular lenses and sunglasses with thick frames and sunglasses that feature tall or deep lenses and vintage style frames are ideal for people with oblong face. Oblong faces should avoid small frames.


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