A Guide to the Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape


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Whether you’re into the drama of an oversize shape, love the nostalgia of micro-mini frames, or can’t quit the classics (cat eyes and aviators), there will always be certain sunglasses that flatter your face shape best. Does that mean it’s the end all, be all of frame shopping? Heck no! But if you’re interested in knowing whether rectangular, oval, square, or round frames fit your mug best, discover the most complimentary shades for you.

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For Heart-Shaped Faces

“Triangular shaped faces need frames that can help broaden their delicate jawline and direct attention downward to elongate features,” says Jill Walter, Sunglass Hut’s VP of Product. If you have a broad brow and a narrow chin similar to Mindy Kaling, try a style with bottom-heavy frames. Shapes that are parallel and extend past the width of your face will complement your strong jawline. Aviators are another great option as the sloping silhouette contrasts your v-shaped chin.

Flat Top Sunglasses



A flat top silhouette with rounded lenses enhances a heart-shaped face by mimicking the shape.  

For Heart-Shaped Faces

Square Cat

Victoria Beckham


This squared cat eye will balance your brown line and draw attention downward to elongate your face.

For Heart-Shaped Faces

Pandora Aviators

Michael Kors

The sloping silhouette of classic aviators perfectly flatter heart-shaped faces.

For Heart-Shaped Faces

Bread & Butter Sunglasses



Rectangular frames that extend past the width of your face will compliment your jawline.

For Heart-Shaped Faces

Retro Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Ralph Lauren


A bottom-heavy cat eye perfectly balances the rounded features of your face.

For Square-Shaped Faces

“Colors such as tortoise and neutral tones help soften and subtly frame the face, while lenses with a warm amber tint add a cool and retro look,” says Walter. Soften your features with curvy frames, such as an oval or rectangular pair with rounded edges. Modern cat eyes that curve downward will also balance your angles. If you want to get crazy, Miu Miu’s butterfly-shaped frame is your statement accessory for the season.

For Square-Shaped Faces


Carolina Lemke


Soften the angles of your face with a modern pair of oval lenses.

For Square-Shaped Faces




An oversize, curvy pair will draw attention upward for a feminine feel.

For Square-Shaped Faces

656 C12 Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Linda Farrow


A large cat-eye frame will give elegonate your face while giving the illusion of curves.

For Square-Shaped Faces

Milos Sun

Etnia Barcelona


Don’t be afraid of rectangular lenses — simply choose a pair with rounded edges.

For Square-Shaped Faces

Meteor Amour Sunglasses

Le Specs


A slimmer, printed pair of oval frames are a playful way to enhance a square face.

For Round-Shaped Faces

Rectangular sunglasses balance your round features and elongate your face, bringing attention upward. Walter suggests a style with a brow bar, which “is perfect for a round face as it gives the wearer a fun defined shape.”Another solid option is a pair of classic cat eye with sweeping angles. Try not to go too oversized—large frames will overpower your perfect circle.

For Round-Shaped Faces

Paula Sunglasses



Rectangular frames with oval lenses create angles for an oval face while mirroring the natural curves.

For Round-Shaped Faces

Rosie Sunglasses



A slim cat-eye will draw attention upward for a flattering effect but skip oversized versions so as not to overpower your face.

For Round-Shaped Faces

Bobby Sunglasses

Jimmy Choo Eyewear


Circular lenses with winged frames will enhance your facial curves without making your face feel rounder.

For Round-Shaped Faces

Matte Black + Rose Gold Titanium Mirror Polarized



A squared aviator with a brow bar is a delicate yet modern way to rock the classic shape.

For Oval-Shaped Faces

Oval-shaped faces have the second-to-most wiggle room when choosing their eyewear. Like Lupita Nyong’o, you basically get to wear whatever you want. However, we recommend skipping perfect circle frames which won’t elongate your face shape.

For Oval-Shaped Faces

Marshal Sunglasses



Sunglasses with a brow bar creative definition and contrast for an oval face.

For Oval-Shaped Faces

Spy Cat-Eye Sunglasses



Angular cat eyes draw attention up and outward for an edgy effect.

For Oval-Shaped Faces

Rimless Gradient Mirrored Sunglasses



A curvy, wrap-around silhouette will perfectly hug your slimmer face.

For Oval-Shaped Faces

Square Sunglasses



Create more angles for your face by opting for an oversized square frame.

For Oval-Shaped Faces

SL 1 Sunglasses

Saint Laurent


A not-too-wide flat-top silhouette works well for longer faces.

For Oval-Shaped Faces

Emerald Sunglasses



Skip the brow lift and try a pointed cat eye instead.

For Diamond-Shaped Faces

Lucky you! Diamond-shaped faces like Rihanna have the widest range of options to work with. You can get weird with tiny John Lennon spectacles or go oversized like Penny Lane of Almost Famous.

For Diamond-Shaped Faces

Diamond-Frame Sunglasses



Diamond faces have the ability to really experiment, so who better to embrace these quirky diamond-shapes lenses?

For Diamond-Shaped Faces

Solitaire 04

Westward Leaning


These sculpted sunnies feel both futuristic and feminine for diamond-shaped faces.

For Diamond-Shaped Faces

Hexagonal-Frame Sunglasses



With an ability to go oversized, really go for it in these multicolored hexagonal frames.

For Diamond-Shaped Faces

Ravello Round-Frame Sunglasses



Pretty much the only face shape that actually looks good in micro-frames, these mini rounds capture the mood of the ’90s.

For Diamond-Shaped Faces

DeFender Sunglasses



These itty-bitty butterfly frames are for diamond-shapes faces who aren’t afraid of a lewk.

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