Finding the perfect pair of sunglasses can be a daunting task, especially when you consider the wide variety of styles available. However, by understanding your face shape and choosing sunglasses that complement your features, you can elevate your style and protect your eyes with confidence.

In this guide, we will explore how to choose the right sunglasses for different face shapes, including round, oval, and square faces. We will also suggest sunglass designs that suit most people, ensuring you find the perfect pair for your unique style.

At Oliver Goldsmith, we truly believe that your choice of glasses or sunglasses should reflect how you feel more than sticking to the parameters of face shape, but we understand that shopping for eyewear online comes with its own set of difficulties, so this guide is here to support your choice. 

What Sunglasses suit Round Faces?

If you have a round face, your goal is to add definition and lengthen your features. Here are a few key tips for choosing sunglasses that flatter a round face:

Angular Frames: Opt for sunglasses with angular or geometric shaping, to add sharpness to your facial features. Take a look at Winston, Preston or Vice Consul, whilst the Moosh or Yatton are great options for women.

Oversized Frames: Look for larger frames that provide balance and make your face appear longer, such as the Matador or Mistinguett. The Fuz or Ego are some of our best exaggerated designs for women.

Lastly, avoid Round Frames: It might be best to steer clear of round sunglasses as they can exaggerate the roundness of your face.

What Sunglasses suit Oval Faces?

Those blessed with an oval face shape have the most versatility when it comes to sunglasses as fortunately for you, most styles will work! An oval face shape can pull off various sunglass styles, so feel free to experiment with different shapes and sizes. It’s still important to note that proportion plays an important part in how your frames suit your face. Look for sunglasses that are proportional to the size of your face to maintain balance and harmony.

Why not consider a more oversized frame to what you have? Oversized sunglasses can add a touch of glamour and enhance the natural symmetry of an oval face. Why not take a look at our best-selling frame, the Manhattan or the Senor, Gopas or Hex.

What Sunglasses suit Square Faces?

If you have a square face shape characterized by strong jawlines and a wide forehead, you'll want to soften your features with the right sunglasses. So why not consider some of the following tips:

Round or Oval Frames: Choose sunglasses with round or oval frames to balance the sharp angles of your face. Zephyr or Oasis make great spectacles, whilst the 1970’s, 1930’s and Koko are more archetypal round sunglass designs.

Another suggestion is to opt for frames that are thinner and lighter to counteract the angularity of your face and perhaps avoid square or rectangular frames, as they can emphasize the squareness of your face shape.

Fortunately, there are certain sunglass designs that tend to have a universally flattering appeal. These glasses and sunglasses tend to suit a wide range of face shapes and are great options to consider when purchasing online.

Shapes similar to the classic wayfarer style offer timeless appeal and suit most face shapes. The Lord, Vice Consul and Consul are some of our best-selling designs for a reason! Alternatively, aviator sunglasses are renowned for their versatile and iconic design, making them a popular choice for many face shapes. Lastly, cat-eye sunglasses are always popular. Sophia, Hep and Kolus are excellent choices. The cat-eye tends to add a touch of vintage elegance and flatters a variety of face shapes.

Choosing sunglasses that enhance your facial features and match your face shape is essential for both style and comfort. By understanding the guidelines for different face shapes, you can make an informed decision and find the perfect pair of sunglasses. Whether you have a round, oval, or square face, there are numerous options available to suit your unique style. Remember to prioritize UV protection and opt for high-quality sunglasses to ensure the health and safety of your eyes. Happy sunglass shopping!

Oliver Goldsmith