Buying Sunglasses

Sunglasses for diamond-shaped faces

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Rectangular frames will help offset the angles of a diamond-shaped face beautifully, as do the softer curves of oval sunglasses. A pair of cat-eyes or browline sunglasses will add some vintage cool to your look as well. 

Whatever shape you choose, look for sunglasses with thick rims in darker colors to give structure to the top of your face and pull attention away from your jawline.  

What is your face shape?

A diamond face shape is wider in the middle than it is at the top and bottom. The cheekbones are the widest point of the face and tend to be prominent. This face shape also features straight lines at the temples and jawline. Your angular features work best with softly-curved frames or with the contrasting lines of rectangular glasses. Don’t be afraid to try more daring styles, like glasses with thick rims at the browline.

LOOKING FOR SUNGLASSES FOR YOUR DIAMOND-SHAPED FACE? Find an eyewear store near you.

How to pick the right sunglasses for diamond-shape face

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Browline sunglasses

The top-heavy shape of browline sunglass frames  works well with diamond-shaped faces, creating contrast with your cheekbones and drawing the focus away from your jawline. Browline sunglasses are effortlessly stylish and add a vintage feel to your look.

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Oval sunglasses

Classic and refined, oval sunglasses  are a subtle way to set off your already well-proportioned features. This style is understated, but you can add some personality with a pop of bright color. 

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Cat-eye sunglasses

A pair of upswept cat-eye sunglasses  will highlight one of your best features: well-defined cheekbones. Create a striking look with a pair of black or tortoiseshell shades. Or, if you’re looking for something fun and flirty, try red, purple or green.

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Rectangular glasses

Rectangular shades  can add contour to your cheeks and draw attention to the upper half of your face. Find a pair of sunglasses with thick dark frames, which are an especially good look for your face shape. 

Contrast is key when you're searching for sunglasses for diamond-shaped faces. 

Keep in mind that your lenses shouldn't be too narrow, or they will make your eye line appear disproportionately small. Avoid square-framed sunglasses and opt for medium-sized or large lenses that will work well with your cheekbones.

See an eye doctor to get your prescription and order the best pair of frames for you.

NEED TO SEE AN EYE DOCTOR? Find a local optometrist and schedule an appointment.

Page updated September 2019

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