How To Pick The Best Glasses For Your Face Shape

If you're shopping for new sunglasses, you may be overwhelmed by the choices available. There's no one-size-fits-all approach to fashion. The same goes when you're talking about sunglasses. Eyeglass frames come in different shapes and sizes, so it helps to understand what looks good on your face and which style enhances your beautiful, unique features. We created this guide to show you how to pick the right glass frame for your face.

Determine Your Face Shape

Knowing your face shape is essential in picking the best frame for yourself. There are typically five face shapes:

1 Oval: Oval faces are longer than wide, and their foreheads may be slightly wider than their jawlines. Their chins taper to form a rounded point, and they have narrow cheekbones.

2 Round: If you have a round face shape, your cheeks are the widest part of your face. Your cheekbones and jawline are roughly the same width, and your forehead may be slightly wider than your chin.

3 Heart: The forehead is wider than the jawline, and the chin is pointy. It's shaped like a heart (obviously).

4 Square: Square faces have very straight sides, with their jaws and forehead being approximately equal in width. They tend to have sharp jawlines that taper down to a square chin.

5 Diamond: Face is narrow at the eyes and forehead with high cheekbones.

Find The Right Sunglass Frame For Your Face Shape

After checking what shape your face is, it's time to choose the best frame style for you.

Oval Face

If you've got this face shape – you're in luck! Most glasses look great on you, but the best sunglasses for an oval face are as wide as (or slightly wider than) the broadest part of the face. So instead, try a pair of square glasses or frames with more depth and definition. Rectangular frames are also very flattering on an oval face shape.

Round Face

The best sunglasses for a round face have angular lines such as rectangle frames or square frames. These frames soften and lengthen the appearance of a rounder facial structure, making them look more proportional in appearance and giving them more definition. Avoid round glasses and any curved styles if you have a round face.

Heart-Shaped Face

Moving on to sunglass frames for a heart-shaped face, you can go bold or subtle with your edges, but make sure they're wider than tall. Cat eyes are a great option.

Square-Shaped Face

You have strong facial features and sharp angles if your face is square-shaped. Your cheekbones are prominent, and your forehead and jawline are equally broad. Your goal should be to soften those angles when choosing frames. Choose the styles that have roundness and curves to them—this will help balance out the straight lines of your jawline and forehead.

Diamond-Shaped Face

Though diamond-shaped faces are not as familiar as oval-shaped or heart-shaped ones, they're just as beautiful!

When selecting glasses for your face shape, look for frames that will help balance out your cheekbones without making your face appear too wide or too narrow. We recommend rounded edges! It will soften your facial features and add width to the center of your face, making it look more balanced. You can also try browline glasses. This style will draw attention to the upper part of your face, creating the illusion of a wider forehead.

Now that you know your face shape and the best frame for you, it's time to shop for your new sunglasses!

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Go to Eyes Manila's official online store and choose your next favorite foldable sunglasses that perfectly accentuates your beautiful facial features.

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