The Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

Sunglasses should be one of your staple accessories all year long. The right pair of sunglasses will protect your eyes and keep your field of vision clear—and they’ll make you look great too! From retro, round sunglasses to large, rectangular sunglasses, there are so many different shapes of sunglasses to choose between making it difficult to figure out which style works best for your face shape. Our guide is here to help. Once you figure out what face shape you have, you can use our guide to figure out which sunglasses will flatter you the most.

Best Sunglasses for Round Faces

round face shapes

Round Face: Wide across the cheekbones, with narrowing at forehead and jaw. 


If you have this face shape, the most flattering sunglasses for you will offset the roundness of your face. The best sunglasses for round faces are either square-shaped sunglasses or cat eye sunglasses. These are great options because they contrast your wide or full cheeks with defined shapes and angles. It’s also best to avoid oversized and round frames as they can accentuate your face’s fullness and take attention away from natural definition and depth. The key to flattering your round face is adding angles and dimension with your sunglasses.

Sunglasses to Try:

  • Square sunglasses
  • Cat eye sunglasses

Sunglasses to Avoid:

  • Round sunglasses
  • Oversized sunglasses

Best Sunglasses for Square Faces

square face shapes

Square Face: Strong features like wide jaw, forehead, and cheekbones


To soften the strong features, the best sunglasses for square faces feature soft lines and undefined shapes. Round-shaped sunglasses and aviators can offset your wider face structure and draw attention to softer features. While many people with square faces prefer to add contrast to the angular shape of their face, you can also make your strong features stand out with dark, round frames for a bold yet flattering effect.

Sunglasses to Try:

  • Aviators
  • Round sunglasses

Sunglasses to Avoid:

  • Square sunglasses
  • Rectangle sunglasses

Best Sunglasses for Heart-Shaped Faces

heart shaped faces

Heart-Shaped Face: High cheekbones, narrowest at the jawline with a wider forehead


The best sunglasses for heart-shaped faces are ones that draw attention to the top of your face. Round sunglasses and oval-shaped sunglasses work great for this face shape as they can add a soft balance to the wider parts of your face, and rimless-style sunglasses can soften the angles of your face. With this face shape, it's best to avoid dark-colored sunglasses and thick-rimmed styles. It's better to look for ombre and semi-rimless sunglasses.

Sunglasses to Try:

  • Oval sunglasses
  • Round sunglasses
  • Semi-rimless sunglasses
  • Ombre-colored sunglasses

Sunglasses to Avoid:

  • Dark-colored sunglasses
  • Thick-rimmed sunglasses

Best Sunglasses for Oval Faces

oval face shapes

Oval Face: Balanced throughout, longer than it is wide with a gentle narrowing at jaw and forehead


Oval faces are the most versatile to fit with sunglasses. With an oval face shape, you can find a variety of frame shapes that flatter your balanced features. Your subtle face can handle bold frames and vibrant colors and patterns. From rectangle sunglasses to cat eye sunglasses, you can try a variety of frames to find your favorites. Since mostly all frames look great on you, feel free to take liberties with the latest trends and styles that interest you or try to start a new trend of your own.

Sunglasses to Try:

  • Aviators
  • Round sunglasses
  • Square sunglasses
  • Cat eye sunglasses
  • Rectangle sunglasses

Sunglasses to Avoid:

  • None

With a wide selection of sunglasses for men, women, and kids, you’re sure to find a pair of sunglasses you love at SCHEELS. We carry sunglasses from top brands like Ray-Ban, Maui Jim, and Oakley so you know you’re getting top quality and reliable protection. Our guide can help you search for the most flattering sunglasses for your face shape, but the most important factor when choosing a new pair of sunglasses is feeling confident in them. If you still don’t know what sunglasses are right for you, speak with one of the fashion experts at your local SCHEELS for the perfect recommendation or stop in-store to try on a few styles.