Which Sunglasses Suit My Face Shape?

Which Sunglasses Suit My Face Shape?


Sunglasses can be the ultimate accessory. Perfect for the summer and beach season, and equally as useful in the snow for a ski break. There is such a huge diversity of styles, materials, and colors that the perfect pair exists for just about anyone. Choosing a pair that you like is just half the decision; choosing a pair that suits your face can often be slightly more difficult. Olympic Eyewear, a designer sunglasses wholesale supplier with a multitude of wholesale fashion sunglasses suitable for all face shapes, explains the different face shapes.

Square Face Shape

Square faces tend to have a wider jawline moving into a square chin. There is also often a large and deep forehead, with angular features, including prominent cheekbones. The aim when choosing sunglasses is to pick a pair that elongate the face as well as softening some of the angles and the jawline. The best ones for those with a square face are ones with a rounder frame. Some examples of rounder sunglasses are the ones made famous by John Lennon in the 1970s and worn by Elton John in the nineties. They have continued to be popular in recent times with festivalgoers and in what could be described as hipster circles.

Oval Face Shape

People with oval-shaped faces can consider themselves lucky; almost any sunglasses will fit. Oval faces have foreheads that are slightly wider, with high cheekbones and a narrower jaw. Although almost any frame will suit this face shape, Aviators are a particularly good choice. One of the most famous and popular pieces of eyewear of all time, Aviators have been popular since the end of the Second World War. The thinner frame found on Aviators, among other sunglasses, of course, adds to the softness of an oval face. Smaller, rounder lenses are potentially the less well-equipped shades for this type of face.

Round Face Shape

Rounder faces have fuller cheeks, with a wider forehead and chin. They are characterized by an equal width and length. For this reason, it is advisable to avoid round or oval sunglasses, which emphasize and enhance the roundness. The ideal aim is to try to balance out the roundness of the face. Sunglasses with sharper edges will create angles that will flatter a rounder face. Squarer frames and thicker lenses help to add some dimension. Wayfarers are a perfect pair of shades for round-faced people. One of the most popular and iconic designs of all time, Wayfarers have been worn by James Dean, JFK, Michael Jackson, and Taylor Swift. These celebrities by no means all have round faces, but such is the suitability of Wayfarers, that they suit most face shapes.

Heart Face Shape

Heart-shaped faces are not dissimilar to oval faces – a wider forehead, high cheekbones, and a narrow chin. Lots of different designs can fit this shape. However, people with heart-shaped faces have a pointier jaw and chin so for this reason it is recommended that, once again, squarer frames are chosen. Cats-eye frames or Wayfarers are a good choice. These designs will pull focus to the middle of the face and create balance, as well as contrast to the shape of the face.

Rectangle Face Shapes

Finally, rectangle face shapes have straighter lines and are longer than they are wide. The forehead is wider and broader, as is the jawline. Sunglasses that have a strong lens at the top, such as Clubmaster, or brow lines, are suitable if you have a rectangular face. Round or oval lenses lessen the edges of the face and make it appear softer.

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