The rule of thumb when choosing sunglasses that will look attractive is to choose frames that contrast the geometry of your face shape. Angular frames look best on a round face while rounded frames look best on an angular face.
Find your face shape
Choose your frames
Rectangle: clearly taller than it is wide; square jawline; uniform width from forehead to jawline
Oval: clearly taller than it is wide, rounded jawline, soft features, widest part at cheekbones
Square: almost as wide as it is tall; broad, square jawline; uniform width from forehead to jawline
Round: almost as wide as it is tall; rounded jawline, soft features; widest part at cheekbones
Triangle: almost as wide as it is tall; broad jawline; widest part at jaw, with narrower forehead
Heart: almost as wide as it is tall; pointed/tapered jawline; widest part at forehead with narrower jaw
Diamond: almost as wide as it is tall; pointed jawline, narrower forehead; widest part at cheekbones
- Rectangle - Best fit: RAEN Sylas - Choose rounded frames that contrast the sharp geometry of your face. Frames that are wider than they are tall compliment this face shape.
- Oval - Best fit: Triwa Drexel - Most frames can suit an oval face. Choose a frame that fits the width of your face and provides some contrast to your rounded features.
- Square - Best fit: Randolph Concorde - Aviators or frames with curvature soften the strong architecture of a square face. Avoid boxy frames.
- Round - Best fit: Sheriff & Cherry G11S Classic Black - Angular frames such as wayfarers or cat-eyes nicely contrast the softer features of a round face.
- Triangle - Best fit: Proof Sawtooth - Choose top-heavy or clubmaster style frames with detail on the upper rim of the frame to compliment this face shape
- Heart - Best fit: LOOK/SEE - Choose a boxier frame that adds width to the lower portion of your face. Avoid top-heavy frames.
- Diamond - Best fit: Wonderland Havasu - Choose a balanced frame that has both angular and round elements. Avoid boxy frames.
- A wayfarer-style frame is a flexible and safe frame choice that suits most face shapes.
- In choosing a frame color try to contrast your natural skin tone and hair color with the color of the frame. Black and tortoise sunglasses are generally safe bets. If you have blonde or light hair try choosing a darker frame, while darker-haired individuals can safely wear lighter colored sunglasses.