Guide To Finding The Right Sunglasses For Your Face Shape

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We all know that a great pair of sunglasses can increase your style quotient by a 100%. Just look at Lily Allen in these classic Wayfarers! Glamour at it’s finest. Now, imagine she had been wearing large gold aviators instead. Not quite the right look for her face or her outfit!

Deciding which pair of sunglasses to grab for the day starts with buying the right frames for your face!  No matter how stylish the frames, if they are not the right style and fit for your face, you won’t get the benefit of looking as fabulous as you possibly can!  Take a look at our guide and recommended Shop Suey Boutique frames:

Square Face: Characterized by an angular face with a strong jaw line, broad forehead and square chin. Proportional length and width.

Recommended styles: Oval and round frames

Elaina Sunglasses

Oval Face: Mostly balanced proportions. Chin is slightly narrower than forehead and cheekbones are high.

Recommended styles: Most frame shapes work with oval faces (lucky you!).

Lauren Sunglasses

Oblong Face: Narrow shape that’s longer than it is wide. Angular features with high cheekbones, a longer nose and tall forehead.

Recommended Styles: Tall frames that help create a shorter face. Temples that feature decorative elements or a contrasting coloring work well.

Maggie Sunglasses

Round Face: Full cheeks, rounded chin with few angles. Width and length are in same proportions.

Recommended styles: Angular and geometric frames that sharpen facial features; Upswept frames that draw attention to top of face. Avoid adding extra width to a round face with round, wraparound or frameless designs.

Daphne Sunglasses

Diamond Face: Narrow at the eye line and the jaw line with a small forehead and chin but features prominent cheekbones.

Recommended styles: Upswept styles like cat eye that emphasize the cheek bones, butterfly frames (frames with a distinct look and a slight flare at the sides to create a wing shaped frame) or rimless styles that let your cheek bones take center stage!

Katie Cat Sunglasses

Heart Face: Broad forehead and wide cheek bones that narrow to a small chin.

Recommended styles: Bottom-heavy frames that add width to lower face or narrow round frames that soften the forehead.

Kristin Sunglasses

Triangle Face: Narrow forehead and eye line that widen at the cheeks and the chin.
Recommended styles: Top-heavy styles that balance the width of the jaw.

Patricia Sunglasses

Use this guide to help find the right frames for your face shape.  Once you find a pair you love, buy it in 2 or 3 colors!  Please check our web boutique for a complete listing of sunglass frame styles and colors!

Face Shape Source: FramesDirect.com

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