Just like your favorite tropical fruit, heads come in all shapes and sizes. So whether you’re a small kiwi, a midsize gourd or a really large pineapple, we’ve got your noggin and your eyes covered. Read on to discover the best sunglasses for your face shape and our top recommendations by head size:
How to find your face shape
Ultimately, the best sunglasses for your face shape are the ones you feel great in. But if you’re in need of a little guidance, there are a few easy style rules to follow when choosing the best sunglasses for your face shape.
When choosing the best sunglasses for your face shape, think about how the shape of the glasses can balance—or offset—your face shape. Design and good style are all about creating balance. But remember, these rules are more like guidelines: great style comes from knowing the rules and when to break them.
Face shape is typically broken out into rectangle, square, oval, round, triangle, heart-shaped and diamond. To find your face shape, take a look in the mirror or ask a friend. Imagine tracing a line along your hairline, down to your jawline and chin. Notice where the widest part of your face is.
Got it? If you’re unsure or think you’re somewhere in between two shapes, that’s okay too. You can always follow suggestions for multiple face shapes and see which sunglasses you prefer.
Choosing the best sunglasses for your face shape
Rectangle, square or diamond faces
If you have a rectangular, square or diamond-shaped face, consider offsetting all these angles with a pair of curved or rounded sunglasses.
Our best selling retro sunglasses, the Dipsea
The stylish and classic half frame Avila in Olive Forest
Oval or round faces
If you have an oval or round-shaped face, try counterbalancing all those curves with a pair of rectangle or angular sunglasses.
Our favorite rectangular and more angular picks from our line include the bestselling wayfarer shaped Headland or Madrona, the timelessly classic Yuba or the geometric Bernina for something a little different.
Heart shaped or triangular facesIf you have a heart shaped or triangular shaped face, your best bet is going to be choosing a frame that offsets the narrower part of your face. Remember, triangle-shaped faces can have the widest part at the bottom, or the top.
For heart-shaped faces and triangle point-down faces, our top pics are the slightly cateye Makani, the oversize and flirty Camina or the Ventana, all of which accentuate the cheekbones.
For triangle point-up faces with a wider jawline, consider the half-frame Avila or the angular Bernina, all of which will accentuate your brow-line. In our sport sunglasses collection, both the cat-eye Anza and the wraparound Topeka also play nice with this face shape.
Our top Sunski style picks by head size
Best sunglasses for small heads
An everyday look for those smaller heads - the Baia in Copper Forest
Best sunglasses for medium heads
Best sunglasses for large heads
Ready to find your new favorite shades?
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Now that picking the best sunglasses for your face shape is done, follow our guide to choosing sunglasses lenses!
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