How to Pick the Right Sunglasses for your Facial Shape

picking the right sunglasses for your face How to Pick the Right Sunglasses for your Facial Shape
Sunglasses are a key accessory to the modern man, and can elevate a look in the blink of an eye. However, for many, the hunt for the perfect pair is an ongoing struggle.

The biggest problem facing most men, is buying sunglasses that suit their face.

Remembering proportion and fit are just as important when picking out a pair of glasses, as they are when buying a suit can solve most of your dilemmas. And never fear, StyleGuyed is here to help end the search, and start the journey with the perfect pair of sun glasses that work for the shape of your face.

Triangular Face

A triangular face is defined by a broad forehead and a narrow chin. Choose glasses that work with your bone structure, and accentuate your eyes. Look for bottom-heavy frames that add to the width of the lower portion of your face, and low-set temples to draw attention downward and balance out your features.

Stay far from top-heavy styles that draw attention upward, and decorative temples that can accentuate the broadness of the upper portion of your face.

Oval Face

If you have a long lean face, you need a frame that accentuates your width. Taller frames help create the illusion of a smaller face, and choosing broad glasses with an accented top rim or decorative temple can help adding width.

Square, rectangular, and geometric shapes that add angles to the curves of your face are important to look for. Steer away from frames that are too large for your features, and small frames that are out of proportion, as they will accentuate your length.

Round Face

Full cheeks with a curved jaw line characterize a round face. If you have a round face, contrasting frames with an angular shape are called for to sharpen your features. Sticking to rectangular and horizontal styles make your face longer and thinner.

Pick frames that draw attention to the top of your face, instead of large frames that will only shorten it, and make you look rounder. Choosing glasses with temples that connect at the top are a great way to add length.


Now you’re set to look jet setting in a new pair of killer frames perfectly suited for your face! Fit and proportion are just as important to buying a pair of sunglasses as having a properly fitted shirt, so knowing your face is the key to successful eyewear shopping.

  • A triangular face works with bottom heavy frames that can add to the width of the lower portion of your face (Aviators).
  • An oval face should choose broad glasses to broaden the face, and add angles to your curves (Wayfarers).
  • A round face should pay attention to find angular frames to sharpen your features, and elongate the face (Flat Tops).


Do you have tips for sunglass shopping? What are your favorite sunglasses? Want to know more helpful tips? Let us know your feedback in the comments section below!


Aaron Duarte
Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Aaron Duarte likes to consider himself a true renaissance man. Attending Ryerson University for Film Studies, as well as completing four years in their Interior Design program, Aaron is currently pursuing his eye for Fashion. Citing film, music, and literature as his greatest influences, Aaron is also a painter and photographer and is excited to showcase his work on the global stage
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