Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape
Sunglasses in the right size and shape can emphasise your facial features and understanding your face shape makes finding the perfect pair a lot easier. Discover what pair of SixtySix sunglasses would suit you best with our face shape guide.
Face Shape Types
Every face is different but in general, there are 5 common types of face shape that most people can relate to: Round, Square, Heart, Oval and Triangle.
Round face shapes have wide cheekbones and an equally wide forehead and jaw that is typically accompanied with rounded cheeks. The soft, curved lines of a round face can be balanced out with angular or rectangle frames. The lines will create edges and add definition to the face.
A square face shape is made up of equally wide cheekbones, forehead and jaw but with more angular, defined lines. While square frames should be avoided, rounded sunglasses with a narrow frame will create balance.
Faces that are widest at the forehead and narrower towards the chin are known as heart shaped faces. They often have high cheekbones but can vary in length. Frames with heavier, more detailed bottoms can elongate the face by directing attention downwards.
An oval face shape can pull off most sunglass styles. With a narrow forehead and jaw, accompanied by wider cheekbones, the face already has a natural balance. Rounder oval faces should opt for more frames with more defined lines and more angular oval faces would benefit from curved frames.
Triangle face shapes are wide at the jaw and narrow at the forehead. Both rounded and angular frames can work with this face as long as the top of the frame is more prominent and detailed than the bottom.
What is My Face Shape?
Most face shapes resonate with one of the 5 main categories, but some might find that their facial features fit a combination of shapes. Find your closest fitting face shape by measuring your face and matching it to our guide.
How to Find your Face Shape
Measuring your face shape can be easily done with basic measuring tape. Start by finding the length of your face from the bottom of the chin to the top of the forehead. Then, measure the width of your face at the forehead, cheekbones, and jaw.
What Sunglasses Shape is Best for My Face?
The ideal sunglasses shape works with your natural features to create a harmonious overall look. Angular features can be offset with oval frames while rounded faces can incorporate some definition.
Whatever your face shape, our range of sunglasses have something for you.