The Right Sunglasses for Your Face Shape


Sunglasses do more than reduce the glare of bright sunshine and protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. They also serve as a versatile fashion accessory that go with everything from bikinis and resort wear to jeans and formal attire. But in order to get the most out of your sunglasses, it’s important to find a pair that matches your face shape. Here are some tips on how to choose correctly:

Round face
If your face lacks defined angles while showing noticeable curves, then it may be called round. A round face benefits most from eyewear featuring sharp lines and square or rectangle lenses for an overall lengthening effect. Our AJ Morgan Time (in tortoise or black), Topsy, and Boom sunglasses are a good place to start.

Heart-shaped face
A heart-shaped face is one that is wide across the temples and narrows almost to a point at the chin. If this describes your face, we recommend selecting sunglasses with rimless frames or rounded edges, such as AJ Morgan’s Long Island model featured at South Beach Swimsuits.

Square face
Do you have a broad forehead and a strong horizontal jawline? Are the length and width measurements of your face approximately the same? If so, then you have a square face that would be best served by sunglasses that soften your features, such as aviators or anything with round lenses.

Oval face
An oval face is longer than it is wide and typically has high cheekbones, symmetric features, and a mildly curved jawline. This face shape looks great with any style of sunglasses—including angular, round, square, sport, and cat eye—provided the frames are not too big or too small. For best results, aim for sunglasses that cover the eyebrows and extend to the cheekbones.

Now that you know which sunglasses are right for your face shape, be sure to stop by to view our current eyewear lineup and purchase your favorites!

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