How to Select Sunnies that Suit Your Face Shape


Austin is a city where it’s always hot and usually sunny. This means it's also the type of place that you'd want to have a pair of sunglasses for every situation. 

From your stash of accessible car, swimming, or handbag glasses, to your new favorite "going out" shades, we dropped by KXAN to give our list of summer do's and don'ts for each type of face shape. 

If you are unsure of your face type, head here to determine your best match. 

1.) Round Face: Your task is to visually lengthen your face, so choose glasses with dark frames. They narrow the face and bring its contours closer to an oval shape. To balance your facial proportions, choose a frame where the width is greater than the height. We recommend the Dominate Sunglasses

2.) Oval Face: In this case, the main goal is not to disturb your face’s harmonious proportions. Therefore, you should avoid glasses that look too massive. Preferably, the frame should be as wide as your face, or a little wider. Make sure that the frame’s upper part is in line with your eyebrows. Try the Emma Sunglasses for this shape:

3.) Square Face: Sharp-angled rectangular or square frames can “overload“ your face’s outlines. On the other hand, rounded frames will help to visually balance and soften overall facial proportions. We recommend the Crystal Always frames or the Glider Sunglasses


4.) Heart-Shaped Face: Your goal is to balance out the upper part of your face by making the lower part appear bulkier. Massive-looking glasses won’t help: they’ll just add more bulk to the upper part. We advise you to choose glasses where the width equals the width of your face. Opt for a teardrop-shaped design. “Aviators“ would be ideal. Go with the Castro or Annie Sunglasses: 

5.) Rectangular Face: Aim to make your face appear visually broader. Go for large, massive-looking glasses. Also, make sure they have transparent lenses and slender frames that match the tone of your skin. Try the See the USA Sunglasses or the Umber frames: