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How To Choose The Right Sunglasses For Your Face Shape

Laura Lee
May 08, 2021

Sunglasses are the ultimate fashion accessory. They have the power to elevate your look, bring out your unique facial contours, and protect your eyes from dangerous UV rays. When it comes to sunglasses models, there is a huge variety of shapes and colors out there. While we do believe that you should wear whatever makes you feel beautiful and comfortable regardless of fashion rules, this article can help if you want to pick out a pair of sunglasses that will highlight your face structure in the best way.

Square Face Shape

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If you have a square face shape with bold, angular features, try to stick with rounded frames. Slightly wide frames in round or oval-shaped glasses will soften your hard angles and add balance to your facial structure. For a bold statement, try a nice pair of cat-eye shades.

Round Face Shape

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For round faces with soft curves, try angular glasses with clean lines. A few options would be rectangular frames, which break up the face structure creating angles; geometric frames, which add sharper lines to your face and create a balance; cat-eye frames, which draw attention to your cheeks and place the focus on your eyes.

Triangle Face Shape

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Triangular faces are the ones that are wider at the bottom and narrowest at the top, so the best sunglasses are the ones that are the opposite of your features. Our favorite options for this face shape are D-frames, aviator shades, cat-eye glasses, and round styles. To elongate your forehead, give sunglasses with a wider and bolder browline a try.