How To Find Sunglasses To Suit Your Face Shape

With myriad shapes on offer, choosing a pair of sunglasses that flatter your face shape can be overwhelming. We asked two experts from eyewear brands Finlay & Co and Le Specs, for their tips on finding the perfect frames that complement…

Work Out Your Face Shape

“Most faces fall into one of these shape categories: heart, round, square or oval” says David Lochhead, co-founder of Finlay & Co. “If you’re unsure, check out our face shape guide here.” 

Choose A Style That Goes Against Your Face Shape

“For example, if you have a round face don’t opt for round sunglasses, as this will accentuate your face shape rather than complement it”, says David. 

Try Before You Buy

“Trying on in person is the easiest way to decide on the right sunglasses for you, but if you can’t visit the store, make use of virtual try-on services”, recommends Le Specs founder Hamish Tame. “Our customers have found this function helpful for deciding on what suits them before purchasing.”

When It Comes To This Season, Oversized Is In…

“While influencers are still opting for the small, 90s styles that dominated last summer, our oversized Matilda shape has been one of our top sellers,” says David. “Other trends to note are embellishments as seen at Chloé, and hexagonal metal frames.”

…But Classic Shapes Will Stand The Test Of Time

“While a lot of sunglasses trends come and go,”says Hamish, “a classic aviator in gold or black is a great option that you can wear for years to come.” For David, it’s the Wayfarer: “Our Bowery shape is surprisingly strong on most faces, with its traditional rectangular shape and softer rounded edges.”

Don’t Skimp On Sun Protection 

It’s not just the frames to consider when buying sunglasses – “Sun protection is of the utmost importance,” says Hamish ,”not just for your eyes but also to prevent aging around the eye area.” To stay safe in the sun, Hamish recommends only buying glasses with the ‘category 3’ lenses, the ones similar to all present in all Le Specs designs.
 

Shop this season’s key styles below:

Aviator

Best For… All Face Shapes

Cat Eye

Best For… Heart-Shaped Faces

Oversized

Best For… All Face Shapes

Round

Best For… Square-Shaped Faces

Square 

Best For… Round and Oval-Shaped Faces

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