What Sunglass Style is The Best for Each Face Shape?

Sunglasses are not only a staple accessory, they are an essential everyday item to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, but choosing the best suitable ones for you can be tough. A great way to determine it is picking a frame that best compliments your face shape. 

How to find out what your face shape is?

The four most common face shapes are oval, heart, square, and round. If you’re unsure what shape your face is, you can find out by measuring the width and length of your face with a measuring tape. Next, compare these measurements to the advice provided below:

Round face shape: your face is as long as it is wide, featuring soft curves and no sharp angles.

Square face shape: your face is s wide as it is long, with angular features and strong jawline

Heart face shape: your forehead is wider than your jawline, and you have a pointed chin.

Oval face shape: Your face has balanced proportions, softly rounded features and it is longer than it is wide.

Once you know your face shape, you can look into recommended styles that will better suit you and that will bring out your best features.

What are the best sunglasses for round faces?

For round faces, it is recommended to choose sunglasses that will create the illusion of more angles, elongating the face. Sunglasses with sharp angles and straight lines such as geometric, retangular and cat eye frames will help balance out the roundness on the face.

See AM Eyewear frames Ken, Fasha, Little Red, Parker, Renae, Nick

What are the best sunglasses for square faces?

Square faces will benefit from sunglasses that will soften the strong features. Look into more rounded shapes, such as aviators, browlines and fully round shapes, - square or rectangular frames with rounded corners also suit well!

See AM Eyewear frames Chico.1, M Gerber, Kristiana, Cox Photochromic, Solange

What are the best sunglasses for heart-shaped faces?

Sunglasses that will balance out the broader forehead and the narrow chin would be the recommended choice. Look for frames that are wider and slightly curved at the bottom, aviators, rimless frames as well as butterfly shaped and oversized.

See AM Eyewear frames: Ali, Cox Photochromic, SJ, Parker, Ken 

What are the best sunglasses for oval faces?

Oval faces suit most styles of sunglasses, so the recommended choice would be frames that enhance rather than overpower the balanced features of the face. Square, rectangular and classic designs, as well as oversized frames are a good idea to complement the wearer’s look.

See AM Eyewear frames: Tommy, Lukie, Lukie Large, Fasha, Ken


Whilst they provide a good guideline, the face shape is not the only factor to take into consideration when choosing your sunglasses or optical frame - make sure you choose styles that suit your style and personality and that will be your day to day companions. For that, Australian Sunglass brand AM Eyewear has got you covered.

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