The Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape and Our Top Style Picks by Head Size

The Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape and Our Top Style Picks by Head Size

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 face shape and head size:

Find your face shape

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.

Face shape and sunglasses

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.

How to choose the best sunglasses for your face shape

how to chose your sunglasses based off 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. 

Great picks from our collection include the bestselling round-frame Dipsea, the stylish and classic half-frame Avila, and the paired-down wayfarer Seacliff for a great all-around pair of shades.

Dipsea Tortoise OceanOur best selling retro sunglasses, the Dipsea in Tortoise Ocean

Avila in Black SlateThe stylish and classic half frame Avila in Black Slate

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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 Foothill for something a little different.

headland grey black
Top pick from our men's polarized sunglasses - the Headland in Grey Black
yuba tortoise ocean
A rounder shape to smooth out angles - our Yuba in Tortoise Ocean
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Heart shaped or triangular faces

If 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 aviator-inspired Treeline, all of which accentuate the cheekbones. 
camina clear velvet fade
From our polarized sunglasses for women - the Camina in Clear Velvet Fade
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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 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

Our top recommendations for sunglasses for small heads are the Seacliff for a minimalist wayfarer style, the Topeka or cat eye Anza for a sportier look, and the Foothill for an everyday go-to.

A sporty look for a smaller coconut - the Topeka in Black Slate

Best sunglasses for medium heads

Our top picks for midsize cantaloupes are the Headland for that classic wayfarer look, the Dipsea for a stylish round shape, and the Treeline for something out of the ordinary.

treeline cola amber

The Treeline in Cola Amber from our Alpine Collection


Best sunglasses for large heads

Our top picks for really large gourds are the Kiva for the guys, the Camina for the gals, and the timelessly classic Yuba for practically everyone. 

From our polarized sunglasses for men collection - the Kiva in Black Midnight

Ready to find your new favorite shades?

Shop our collection of polarized sunglasses or use our virtual try on tool to compare two or more styles. 

girl laughing wearing 3 pairs of sunskis Pick up a pair of women's polarized sunglasses from our tortoise shell sunglasses collection!