Choosing the Best Sunglasses for Women According to Face Shape

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Some people say bigger is better when it comes to sunglasses for women!

Of course, size isn’t the only thing that matters. Protecting your eyes from UV light is crucial in the summer, but you also want to look stylish and feel comfortable!

Need to go shopping for a new set of sunnies this season? Not sure how to pick sunglasses that will be flattering on you?

Keep reading to learn about the best sunglasses for women’s face shapes!

The Best Sunglasses for Your Face

The key to finding perfect sunglasses that will flatter you and compliment your summer style is to determine your face shape! Pull your hair back and look in the mirror to figure out which description best matches your beautiful face.

Round Face

The widest point of a round face is the cheekbones. If you have a round face, all of the edges of your face are equal distance from your nose. Celebrities with a round face shape include Tatyana Ali, Drew Barrymore, and Emma Stone.

Balance a round face by going for sunglasses with a straight, somewhat square frame. Straight lines help break up the soft edges of your face, making you look longer and leaner. You’ll want to avoid round lenses and curvy frames, like aviators, as these will make your face appear rounder and shorter.

The Sienna 1541 by Tom Davies Bespoke would be an excellent choice for round faces! This pair of sunglasses has sharp corners and a straight line of color blocking.

Oval Face

An oval face is longer from chin to forehead than it is from ear to ear. If you have an oval face, your features are nicely proportioned across your face, and you probably have gorgeous cheekbones. Celebrities with oval face shapes include Emma Watson, Beyonce, and Charlize Theron.

In general, oval face shapes can pull off almost any style of sunglasses! Lucky you! The only eyewear shape you may want to avoid is oversized lenses, as these can make your face appear too lean and bug-eyed.

Try something like the 945 311M by Robert Marc for a great staple pair of sunglasses.

Square Face

If you have a square face, your face is proportioned similarly to a round face, but you have strong angles, and your whole face is about the same width. Celebrities with square face shapes include Demi Moore, Katie Holmes, and Sandra Bullock.

Square and rectangular faces typically have a jawline to die for! Like round face shapes, you risk looking too short and squished in the wrong pair of sunglasses. However, you’ll want to look for lenses that have soft, curved edges and avoid straight, boxy lines at all costs.

Thin, round, and rimless frames will look great on you! We recommend trying these Nickol sunglasses by Oliver Peoples for square faces.

Heart Face

Ah, America’s sweetheart, the heart face! If your forehead is the widest part of your face and you have a neat, pointed chin, you have a heart-shaped face. Celebrities with heart-shaped faces include Naomi Campbell, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johanssen.

The heart face shape is often considered the most attractive face shape for women. Like ovals, you can pull off a lot of different styles. However, you’ll look best in sunglasses that mimic your face shape.

Sunglasses like aviators are wider at the top and narrower at the bottom of the frames. Vintage cat-eyes will look great on you too! Check out these Benedict sunglasses from Oliver Peoples.

Diamond Face

Diamond faces’ widest points are at their cheeks, like the round face, but they have some angular features, like the heart. Diamonds also have well-defined and narrow chins. Celebrities with diamond face shapes include Tyra Banks, Serena Williams, and Brandy Norwood.

Diamond-faced ladies should choose sunglasses that have smooth, rounded edges. Like ovals, you may want to avoid large, wrapping lenses that will make you appear even wider at the cheekbones and over-emphasize your small chin.

Diamond shapes can easily pull off sporty looks and round lenses. We’d recommend trying something like the Sungalss Model 8401 by Lindberg!

Tips for Buying Sunglasses for Women

Now that you know which sunglasses will best flatter your face shape, it’s time to go shopping! Before you invest in a new pair of sunnies, consider these simple tips.

Look for UV Protection

Our eyes are incredibly delicate organs. Too much sunlight can lead to problems with vision and even blindness later in life. Great sunglasses should have a UV rating of 400.

Many women are also concerned about early signs of aging. UV protection from high-quality sunglasses will also protect the delicate skin around your eyes and cheeks, slowing the development of wrinkles!

Shop Dependable Brands

Sure, you could buy a cheap pair of dollar store sunglasses, but they likely won’t be as protective or as durable as name brand and designer sunglasses. You don’t have to break the bank to get new sunglasses, but consider what you’re really investing in: your eyes.

Try Timeless Styles

If you already have an extensive sunglasses collection, you may be tempted to go hog wild with your next purchase. Before grabbing those hot pink cow print sunnies, make sure you have a good base collection of neutral sunglasses. However, if you find a quirky style you really love, then, by all means, go for it!

Elegant Summer Eyewear in Houston

All face shapes look gorgeous in a great pair of sunglasses. Sun protection is sexy! Guard your eyes and enhance your outfits this summer with the best custom sunglasses in Houston!

Nobody appreciates a great pair of sunglasses quite like Texans in summer. Elegant Eyewear offers a luxurious and stylish range of sunglasses for women and men. Beat the heat and the UV light; visit us at one of our Houston locations!

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