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The Perfect Frame for Your Face Shape

December 27, 2022 4 min read

Know Your Face Shape for the Perfect Sunglasses Fit

With so many different styles, sizes, and shapes available, it can be difficult to know which pair is the best for you. But fear not! If you know the shape of your face and which features you want in your shades, that can help you narrow down your options and find the perfect sunglasses for your face. It’s just like when you choose any item of clothing– you pick what best suits your body type and is unique to you. Just make sure no matter which pair you pick, you choose high-quality, polarized sunglasses. Your eyes will thank you!


Let’s take a look at the different face shapes and which of our handmade sunglasses would best enhance your features.


Why You Need Shades That Suit Your Face Shape

Yeah, you could just pick a frame that’s trendy, popular, or even a pair of vintage frame sunglasses, but why not elevate your look with a sunglass frame that is uniquely suited to your face? If you think about it, your sunglasses are your most important accessory, so why not pick one that compliments your face shape and elevates your style?

Find Your Face Shape

Finding your face shape is easy! You can do this by either just doing some mirror gazing or by using a measuring tape.  Take a look into a mirror for an educated guess or you can even trace your face in chalk right on the mirror to use as a guide. Start by finding the widest part of your face. Is it your forehead? Your jawline? Cheeks? That’s the best indicator for finding your shape, but what if it’s not as clear cut?

Then, bring on the measuring tape. A little thing about measuring, you don’t even reallyneed to know the exact numbers, you just need to know which of your features are larger or smaller than the others to use as a guideline to find your face shape.

Here are the measurements you need if you’re going to need some numbers to help you find what you need:

  • Measure your face from one end of your cheekbone to the other
  • Take a close look at your jawline and figure out if it is sharp or rounded
  • Measure the length of your face from your forehead to your chin
  • Measure the width of your forehead

Once you know your proportions, it’s time to find your face shape.


Your face is its widest from cheek to cheek and just narrows a bit at your forehead and jawline.


With this face shape your forehead, cheeks, and jawline are all roughly the same width.


An oval face shape is longer than it is wide. So, if your forehead to your chin is longer than the width from your cheek to cheek, then you have an oval face shape.


Heart-shaped faces have their widest point at their foreheads, with the face narrowing towards the jaw and your jaw might even come to a point.

Find The Best Sunglasses for Your Face

Round Face Shape

If this is your face shape, you need to think about adding some definition to the softer features of your face. Adding some definition with some angular lines or edges can help to balance out the softer lines of your face. A rectangular or square frame would be a good option for his face shape and you should avoid choosing a rounder sunglass frame.

Our Charleston 2 is a great pair of polarized sunglasses for this face shape.

Square Face Shape

Just like a rounder face needs sunglasses that are a bit more angular, a square face needs a frame that’s round in shape. Picking a softer, circular shape will soften your features to balance out the sharper angles of this face shape. Avoid a sunglass frame with sharper lines, as this won’t naturally balance out your face shape.

Our Tulum polarized sunglasses are a great choice for this face shape. They are one of our ultra-light sunglasses and are suitable for any outdoor activity.

Heart Face Shape

In contrast to round and square face shapes, where you want to balance out your features by choosing a frame that is opposite to the shape of your face, with a heart-shaped face you want sunglasses that mimic the same shape of your face. Choose a frame that’s an aviator, or a cat-eye, or even go for a pair of vintage frame sunglasses, as these will highlight your features. Be sure to pick a frame thickness that is in proportion to your features. For example, if you have smaller features, go with a thinner frame; if you have bolder features, go with something a bit thicker.

The Adriatic No.1 is a pair of ultra-light sunglasses with a classic frame with an architectural twist that would be great for a heart-shaped face. 

Oval Face Shape

Since oval faces are longer than they are wider, you want to balance out the length of your face with your sunglasses. A rounded, oversize frame would best suit these face shapes or even a wrap-style shade. Do your best to avoid a narrow frame.

Our Catalina ultra-light sunglasses are an oversized pair of shades perfect for oval-shaped faces.

Whether you want a modern, trendy, or a pair of vintage frame sunglasses, there are options out there for everyone. No matter how your face shape is, we got you covered with our unique handmade sunglasses!