Choosing the right sunglasses isn’t all about the functional elements. While polarized lenses, UV protection, and the right tint are important for protecting your eyes, choose a style that complements your face shape. If your favorite pair of sunglasses doesn’t dazzle you up like you’d expect it to, it may not be the spot-on pick for you.
When you're looking for sunglasses, you need to look for far more than what meets the eye, which essentially is a hint of sophistication and glamour. To make a striking statement with the next pair of sunglasses you'll own, you must know which frame will poise up your gorgeous features and compliment you most gracefully. If not to yourself, you owe it to fashion!
Advice For Different Face Shapes
A good pair of shades will stick with you for a few years, at least; better choose them right than putting up with something that doesn't even suit you. Whether you have a round, oval, or square face, we have just the pair for you. The secret is to know your face shape well and then find something to balance and complement it.
Let’s look at the different categories of face shapes and the kind of shades that will work best for them.
Round faces are likely to have some gorgeous curves tracing the uniformity of their face. Round-faced people usually have fuller cheeks with soft curves. With minimal angles, it’ll be best to pick out an edgy frame for the best result. If you’re opting for a circular frame, you’ll only be accentuating the circularity of your face, and it might not be as appealing as angular frames. Alternatively, go for square or rectangles, like our Frostbite, to add in some angles that'll instantly lift your features.
With an oval face, you're one of the luckiest people out there! Your face has a perfect balance of angles, and thus, be it round or cat-eye sunglasses, each frame will flatter your look. Feel free to experiment and find what shades compliment your skin tone most; add a little spice with some oversized sunglasses. However, one thing to keep in mind is not to overdo the frame's size and keep it subtle.
Heart faces are wider towards the top and narrow down towards the chin. To compliment a heart shape, your best bet is winged-out frames that'll balance both your features and your face's shape. When we say winged-out, we bring in a whole wide variety of frames such as Cat Eye, Butterfly, and Rimless sunglasses. A pro-tip for you would be to go easy on the size and ensure you don't overwhelm your face in whatever voguish frame you choose to slay in. Head out in Lagoon for a snazzy, new look you won’t regret!
Square shaped faces are characterized by broad foreheads, pointy cheekbones, and sharp jawlines. With features already protruding, a smart way to tone down your characteristics would be by turning to smoother frames that balance it all out. Aviators and round sunglasses are your keys to achieving the glam you’re looking for. Remember to steer clear of edgy frames since they’ll only pronounce the definition. Check out Top Flight for a staggering look.
Much like an oval-shaped, you can even wear sunshine as your favorite accessory! Most of the frames will work great with your face type, but taking it over the top may do the exact opposite. Don't go for anything wider than your cheekbones since it will highlight your face's widest feature, making your chin and forehead appear smaller than you'd like. Instead, turn to smoothly curved frames such as Oval and Rimless sunglasses that will compliment your features in the most fashionable ways.
The key to elevating your overall look is ensuring that your favorite pick of sunglasses, besides resonating with your chic personality, also effortlessly complements your best features. There’s no better way of doing that than by understanding your face shape and finding the right fit for it.
Once you know what you’re looking for, you’ll find the widest collection at our store to spark up your everyday look.