Spin me right round: Finding the best sunglasses for round faces
We all have our personal style and unique preferences when it comes to choosing a pair of sunglasses. But there's another important factor to consider; What is the overall shape of your face, and how can you choose a pair of sunglasses that compliments your face shape? Turns out, finding the best sunglasses for round faces (or any face shape) is actually pretty simple! Keep reading for a few simple tips to picking your next pair of sunglasses.
First things first; How do you know if you have a round face, and which sunglasses are best for you if you do? There are a few easy ways to tell if you have a round face. A round or oval face typically has a gradual and softly curved jawline. Sometimes it's obvious when you stand in front of a mirror, but if you want to get down to the nitty-gritty, break out the measuring tape.
For example, measure the length and width of your face to see if they're equal. Or, measure the length of both your forehead and jawline. The width of your forehead should be slightly wider than your chin. Full cheeks with cheekbones set higher up in the head are also an indicator of a rounder face.
The four main face shapes are round, oval, square and triangular. At Sunski, we understand that everyone has their own unique sense of style, which is what makes finding a great pair of sunglasses so much fun. The following tips will help you on your search for the best sunglasses for round faces. But remember, ultimately it’s about finding a pair of sunglasses you truly love –so consider these rules to be more like guidelines. *wink*
Key features of sunglasses for round faces
Boxy frames: Generally speaking, square and rectangular frames are the best sunglasses for round faces. Boxy frames complement and contrast the softer edges of a rounder face shape. You might think that matching a round frame with a round face would be the way to go, but design specialists tell us that contrast is the best way to balance your facial features. Choosing a full-rimmed frame is a go-to option because the shape will add strong, angular lines to your face. The darker and sharper the frames, the more dramatic the effect. From tortoise shell to square, the contrast makes for a great fit with any round face.
Go wide: Smaller, circular sunglasses will exaggerate the roundness of your face. If you want to balance your proportions, use more rectangular shades that are wider than they are tall, such as the iconic cat-eye silhouette. Think of it as the yin and yang approach–you don’t want to veer too much in one direction. Oversized sunglasses are commonly used for round faces as well –just look for a pair that has a boxier shape, and be sure the edge of the frames comes at least to the edge of your face (otherwise they are simply too small).
Polarized lenses: Polarized lenses are an essential for anyone spending long days outside in the sun. Polarized lenses are particularly helpful while driving, in the snow or on the water, where glare is often greatest. All Sunski sunglasses are polarized with 100% UV protection. When you spend quality time outdoors, polarized sunglasses keep your eyes feeling fresh and your vision clear. To top it all off, our collection of the best polarized sunglasses for round faces come with an assortment of colorful mirrored lenses, meaning you can play it cool with black lenses, or opt for colorful lenses that add a pop of color to any look.
Best polarized sunglasses for round faces
Now that you know what type of shades will fit the best, it's time to find your next favorite pair of sunglasses for round faces:
Our wayfarer collection is a great place to start your search for the best polarized sunglasses for round faces. These boxy frames will contrast nicely with your face shape.
Or try the angular Yuba, which has a universal fit and moderate coverage that pairs well with round face shapes.
One of our best polarized sunglasses for round faces is the Seacliff, a versatile and minimalist style with a slightly smaller fit. The Seacliff comes as in a variety of colors, including black, tortoise shell, tinted or clear frame. And it looks great on both guys and gals!