The Right Sunglasses For Your Face Shape

You can spend a lot of time second guessing yourself when shopping for sunglasses. We’ve all asked ourselves “do these things suit my weird face?” when looking at sunnies. At Greenlife Online we like to think that all of our recycled and wooden sunglasses will suit pretty much any face. It is true, however, that different sunglass styles look better on different face shapes.

So if you’ve found yourself wondering which sunnies are the right choice for your face with your finger hovering over the ‘add to cart’ button, read on for our guide to choosing the best sunglasses for your face.

Broadly speaking, people’s faces fit into four different categories. Heart, round, oval and square shapes. So before you settle on that pair of aviators, have a look at your mug in the mirror and consider your face’s shape.

The best way of doing this is to grab yourself a mirror and a whiteboard marker. Make sure that your hair is pulled away from your face, then trace the outline of your face on the mirror. This should give you a fair idea of the palate you have to work with.

Heart Shaped Faces

The narrowest part of a heart-shaped face is the jawline with a broader forehead. For best fit and balance, opt for a pair of sunnies that is wider on the top than bottom.

We suggest the Proof Ontario range and Blue Planet’s cork wayfarers.

Blue Planet Cork Fabric SunglassesRound Faces

Round faces are usually widest across the cheekbones, quite often being narrower at the forehead and jawline. Larger sunglasses, and frames with strong angles offset the roundness.

We suggest the Proof Donner range and Blue Planet’s Joaquin sunnies. (Wayfarers look good too).

Blue Planet Joaquin Recycled Sunglasses

Oval Faces

If your face is longer than it is wide, you’ve probably got an oval-shaped face. This means you’re lucky enough to be able to pull off most sunnies, although some look better than others on your incredibly versatile bonce.

We suggest the Proof Ontario range and Blue Planet’s Wright Blue.

Square Faces

Those with square faces have strong jaws, wide foreheads and wide cheekbones. It’s an angular face, that could do with some nice round sunnies.

We suggest the Proof Banks sunglasses or Blue Planet’s Wright Blue.

Proof Banks Wooden Sunglasses

- Trent Bartlett

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