Buying Sunglasses

Sunglasses for heart-shaped faces

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Rectangular, oval and aviator sunglasses are the ideal complement to a heart-shaped face because they balance out your facial structure and make your jawline appear wider. Look for sunglasses that accentuate your high cheekbones and defined jaw, such as a classic pair of Wayfarers or sexy cat eyes.

What is my face shape?

A heart-shaped face is widest at the forehead and tapers down to a narrow chin. This face shape tends to have high cheekbones and curved or angular facial features. Some heart-shaped faces are rounder, while others are more linear -- like an upside down triangle. 

Whether you're one or the other (or a little bit of both), it’s not difficult to find the right eyeglasses for your face shape.


How to pick the right sunglasses for a heart-shape face

Woman wearing floral sunglasses

Floral prints

Floral frames are a cute, quirky choice for sunglasses. The pattern can be attention-grabbing, so it helps draw more attention to your eyes and cheekbones. Choose a flirty Marilyn Monroe-inspired pair or a classic horn-rimmed style in lighter colors. 

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Modified Wayfarers

Wayfarers  have thick frames, so they help minimize the width of your forehead. This subtle contrast will balance your forehead with your chin. Wayfarers come in hundreds of styles. Try a pair with reflective blue lenses or a classic pair of tortoiseshell frames.  

Woman wearing yellow lenses and white framed cat-eye sunglasses outdoors in autumn

Cat-eye sunglasses

The upswept tips of cat-eye sunglasses  help balance your forehead with the rest of your features. These frames are perfect for those looking for a fun, flirty pair of shades that will add a touch of retro to your look. 

Heart shaped face woman wearing browline sunglasses

Browline sunglasses

There's a reason this classic style is so popular. Browline glasses  create a subtle contrast between your forehead and the frames. Channel the characters from “Mad Men” in these vintage-inspired sunglasses. 

No matter which frames you pick, remember lighter colors are best for heart-shaped faces. Black or other dark shades may be too stark and weigh down your delicate features. Larger sunglasses are also the most flattering for heart-shaped faces. 

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

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Page updated September 2019


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