Choosing Sunglasses to Suit the Shape of Your Face

When you’re choosing new eyewear, you’ll no doubt want to choose a product that provides a mixture of style, durability, technical excellence and sun protection - but the question is, which style is the best fit for you? Your personal taste certainly plays an important role, but if you can’t choose which frames look best on your face shape, we can provide some useful pointers.

What shape is your face

Generally speaking, faces can be put into one of four categories:

  • Round
  • Oval
  • Heart-shaped
  • Square

Before you start searching for the perfect pair of sunglasses to suit you, you’ll need to see which category best fits the shape of your face. For the best look, you’ll probably want to choose a pair of frames that contrast with the shape of your face.

Frames for round faces

Round faces often have gentler features, and the forehead and cheeks tend to be of a similar width. As a result, eyewear with a rectangular or square shape lend themselves well to your face and make it appear longer than it is, whereas round frames can have the opposite effect.

To further create sharper contours, narrow rimmed frames emphasize the effect and butterfly shape sunglasses that are narrow offer a contrast to soft facial features.

OTIS Hawton Frame

 

HAWTON

We recommend:

HAWTON, 100 CLUB, THE TALK, TEST OF TIME, LIFE ON MARS, LITTLE LIES

 

Frames for oval faces

Oval faces usually have more pronounced cheeks, with a narrower chin and forehead. If you have an oval shaped face, due to your well-proportioned features, your choice of frames is up to you, as most shapes and styles will work well.

For a statement look, with striking contours, choose square or rectangular frames. If a gentler look better suits your personality, opt for rounder sunglasses. The only style that you may want to avoid are very narrow frames as these can lengthen your face.

OTIS OMAR Frame

OMAR

We recommend:

OMAR, HIGH NOON, WINSTON, SUKI, LYLA, AFTER DARK, CASA BAY, PORTSIDE

 

Frames for heart-shaped faces

If you have a wide forehead and cheeks, with a narrower chin, you have a heart-shaped face. When choosing eyewear, we would suggest that you choose frames that help to create a balance between your brow area and your chin. To do this, we recommend round styles or aviators.

High Noon

HIGH NOON

We recommend:

OMAR, HIGH NOON, WINSTON, TEMPLIN

Frames for square faces

For square faces, where the forehead, cheeks and jaw are around the same width, square and rectangular frames are the ones to avoid as they can emphasise the square shape of your face. Round and aviator style sunglasses help to soften square features and butterfly or cat-eye style frames can also look great on a square face.

 

OTIS Templin Frame

TEMPLIN

We recommend:

OMAR, HIGH NOON, TEMPLIN, WINSTON, LITTLE LIES

All OTIS frames feature mineral glass lenses for distortion-free, scratch-resistant, colour enhanced and anti-reflective vision, along with UV protection.

When choosing your sunglasses, the final question you need to ask yourself is what kind of statement are you looking to make with your eyewear? If you want your frames to stand out, then go ahead and choose a bold style!

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