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Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Sports Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

Guide for Choosing Sunglasses According to Face Shape

These days, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to sports sunglasses. Sunglasses come in so many styles and colours – sometimes it can be difficult to choose one that looks good on us. How do you determine what’s best for you?

There are two principles that can help you choose a suitable pair of sports shades:

  1. You want to find a pair that will complement the shape of your face. Generally, you will want to choose a pair that has the opposite shape of your face.
  2. You will want to buy a pair that has a classic shape so that it won’t go out of style quickly.

With those points in mind, how do you determine your face shapes? Firstly, look into the mirror, and examine the angles and contours of your face. Then ask yourself:

  1. What is the broadest part of your face?
    A heart-shaped face is distinguished by a prominent forehead and a gracefully tapering face to the chin. If the greatest area of your face is dominated by prominent cheekbones, you have a diamond face shape. Or, if your jaw is the widest feature on your face, then you have a triangular or pear-shaped face.
  2. How is your jaw shaped?
    Individuals with angular chins have a diamond, heart, or inverted-triangle face shape. On the other hand, your jawline will be relatively rounded if you have an oval or round face shape.

You may have a square or rectangular face shape if you have a strong, angular jaw and a square or rectangular facial shape.

c. What is the length of your face?
Most face forms are somewhat longer than they are wide. Faces can be classified as long or short. Or simply ‘ordinary’. The reality is: everyone has a unique face – and each is considered special. That said, if the length of your face is about equal to the width, you most likely have a round or square face. If your face is long, it is most likely oblong or rectangular in form.

Let us now drill down to the specific types of faces and how to choose a suitable pair of sports sunglasses for them:

Face Shape: Round
Round Face Shape

The round face is one of the most common of face shapes. If you have a short and broad forehead, bigger cheeks, a rounded chin, and a softer jawline, you have a round face shape.

The first step in selecting glasses for your round-shaped features is to draw attention away from the fullness of the face. At the same time, you want to shape your face by incorporating distinct lines into your appearance. Choose well-defined frames, such as cat-eyes or wayfarers. Rectangular and angular frame forms will accentuate your cheekbones, thereby making your face seem more contoured. Avoid round frames, since they may accentuate roundness to your face and make it seem too full.

Face Shape: Square
Square Face Shape
If you have a square face, you have a well-proportioned face. The width and length of your face are almost equal in measurements. Your face will be angular in shape, with a broad brow and an angular jawline. When choosing a pair of sunglasses, rounder frames that are slightly broader than your cheekbones will soften the lines and are highly compatible with your profile. To create the look of a longer face, consider glasses that sit higher on the nose.

Face Shape: Rectangle
Rectangular Face Shape
It is common for rectangular faces to more prominent jawline. The breadth of your brow, cheekbones, and jawline will be about the same width for a person with a rectangular face. The length of your face is about twice its width. There are just a few bends in your cheekbones and a straight hairline, giving you a high brow and an otherwise straight appearance. Wearing rounder frames might help to reduce the sharpness of your features.

Face Shape: Oblong / Long
Long or Oblong Face Shape
Oblong face (also known as ‘long’ face) forms have well-balanced facial characteristics. Your face will be evenly proportioned and slightly elongated if you have an oblong face. Like a person with a rectangular face, you also have a face that is twice as long as it is wide. Your cheekbones are higher and somewhat broader than average. The breadth of your brow is the same as the width of your cheekbones and jawline. An oblong face shape, as opposed to a rectangular face shape, has a softly curved jawline. Oblong faces when compared to oval faces are somewhat longer and narrower.

Oblong faces are among the most easiest to match with a pair of shades. That's because oblong faces look great with almost any sjape of sports sunglasses. Choose sports frames that are wider than the widest part of the face to maintain the natural balance of the oval face shape. With an oblong face, you can wear anything you want, whether it's bright colours or textures, thick and over-sized rims, or unique frame forms.

Face Shape: Oval
Oval Face Shape
An oval-shaped face is seen as attractive. This is due to the innate symmetry and proportion of your face. Longer cheekbones distinguish an oval-shaped face. The length of your face exceeds the width of your cheekbones slightly. Your jawline is narrower than your brow, and it is rounded rather than pointed.

This, like oblong face shapes, allows almost any form of frame to appear nice on your face. Oval faces have softly rounded, reasonably even features, and almost any frame will look good on you.

Face Shape: Heart
Heart Shaped Face
If you have a heart-shaped face, the largest section of your face is your forehead or cheekbones, which taper down to a thinner jaw. It is also endowed with prominent and well-defined cheeks.

When choosing eyewear for a heart-shaped face, try to create balance by drawing attention to the top of your face and increasing the width of your chin. Slightly rounded and oval-shaped sunglasses, such as a wayfarer, are especially flattering because they soften your angular lines.

Face Shape: Inverted Triangle
Inverted Triangle Face
What is an inverted triangle-shaped face? The fundamental characteristic of an inverted triangle face is that the forehead is broader than the jaw. Your cheekbones will be prominent, and your jawline will narrow to a pointed chin. It looks a lot like a heart-shaped face. Most people with a heart-shaped face has a widow's peak, which distinguishes it from one with an inverted triangle face. The hairline of an inverted triangle is either straight across or slightly rounded.

To compensate for the smaller chin, use sunglasses with frames that add breadth beneath the eyes. Cat-eye or aviator-style sunglasses will look great on you if you have an inverted triangular face shape.

Face Shape: Base-down triangle/Pear
Pear or Base-down Triangle Face
In contrast to an inverted triangle face shape, a base-down triangle or pear face shape features a narrow forehead, broad cheekbones, and a wide angular jawline. This face shape is the inverse of a heart shape and is distinguished by a broad jaw that is 1.5 times the breadth of the forehead.

Try to emphasize the narrower upper part of the face. To widen the breadth of the face, pick semi-rimless and top-heavy frames. The bigger frames will give the impression of a broader hairline. Cat-eye and browline sunglasses are two examples of suitable frames for a base-down triangle face.

Face Shape: Diamond
Diamond Face
Diamond-shaped faces are among the most uncommon. Your cheekbones are the largest area of your face, with a smaller jawline and forehead to match. To balance this face shape, consider round and oval frames with a prominent browline, as these will assist balance your facial qualities by giving it a softer appearance. Cat-eye glasses are another wonderful option since they provide the appearance of a larger forehead.

Diamond-shaped features should avoid spectacles with narrow and thin frames since they will seem out of place with their prominent cheekbones and narrow eye line. Diamond-shaped faces want to avoid glasses with narrow and small frames, as they won’t look right with broad cheekbones and narrow eye line.

Universal Style Frames
Even though some frame styles will suit certain face types more than others, there are also frames that have universal appeal. The style of these frames will look good on most faces. Generally, they are less angular frames. Neither are they overly rounded.

The Sunday Shades Classic and Tempo ranges of sunglasses are specially designed to look good on most face shapes. They are Asian-fit, snug, lightweight, non-slip and don’t bounce: perfect for a sweaty workout under the sun! All Sunday Shades sports sunglasses have polarized filters and UV 400 protection. They come in a wide variety of colours to suit every occasion and personal style. Did we mention that they are also very affordable too? That is why athletes are raving about Sunday Shades. Check them out today!