Frame styles for every face shape

by | Jan 16, 2020 | Inspiration

If you think selecting a new pair of sunglasses is only acceptable during warm weather months, think again. No matter what season it is, we’re mandating that it’s key to have a stylish pair of sunglasses on hand. Searching for frames to fit different face shapes can be a challenge. As much as people may love certain sunglass trends, like tiny retro frames or slim cat-eyes, they may not necessarily complement their face shape.

Luckily, people at your event will be able to consult with our Diamond Level On-site Staff to help them select the right pair of frames in our pop-up shop. In this blog, we’re bringing our Gifting Experts along to share their knowledge and sunglass expertise to help explain the best fit for a variety of face shapes. Outlining four typical face shapes—square, oval, round, and heart—we’ve detailed how to choose the best shades no matter a person’s face shape. Let’s get to it!

Square faces

When deciding what style looks best for your face shape, think of opposites and focus on balancing the proportions of your face. So, if you have a square or angular shape face, our team of experts recommends rounded frames.

The key is juxtaposition. Round-lensed frames balance out strong jawlines, cheekbones, and broad foreheads. Plus, they’re super trendy!

Oval faces

The brilliant part about oval faces is that you have endless styling opportunities. With an oval face, the ratio of your facial features is usually balanced, which lets you play around a bit more with various shapes and styles. Although oval faces can wear any shape, our experts agreed that this face shape looks best in oversized frames.

Frames with chunky cat-eye sunglasses serve up all the looks. They will make you feel put together, get you out the door, and on the move because there is always more fun to be had.

Round faces

Square and oversized styles are especially flattering on round faces thanks to the strong lines. Square styles, such as wayfarer frames, naturally complement these face shapes and make a fashion statement that everyone can appreciate.

Our experts suggest wearing frames with an oversized fit for a laid-back and timeless look. Oversized frames know how to turn heads while fitting comfortably and confidently on yours. The square frame off-sets the roundness while the design adds texture and balance.

Heart faces

With a heart-shaped face, you want to avoid wearing a frame that is too heavy at the bottom. Mirror your jawline and accentuate your face shape with another iconic sunglass style: aviators. These iconic frames are a tried and true classic shape with smooth lines that compliment a wider forehead. Aviator frames have larger bottom halves and tend to work best to broaden a delicate jawline.

Currently one of the most iconic sunglass styles in the world, aviator’s were originally designed for U.S. aviators in 1937. The aviator is a timeless frame shape that combines great aviator styling with exceptional quality, performance, and comfort.

Final framing tips

Although it’s important to take your face shape into consideration, our team of experts have a few more tips to consider. Looking past peoples face shapes when selecting frames, it’s important to consider the width of their faces. Wide frames can overwhelm narrow features, and too narrow of frames can result in an incorrect fit. A comfortable fit is important!

Interestingly, our team of experts lets us in on another sunglass secret for when you just can’t decide: select your favorite frames based on color. For instance, if a guest has lighter skin with red undertones, they’ll look great in silver titanium and cool-toned acetates. That being said, we encourage people to ‘do you’ when it comes to selecting a new pair of sunglasses on-site. As long as they love how they feel in them, that’s what matters most.

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