Buying Sunglasses

Sunglasses for round faces

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Square and rectangular sunglasses work best for those with round features because the sharp angles complement the softer lines of your face. Try a pair of classic, vintage Wayfarers. Or, go wild with some cat-eye sunglasses  in a bright color. 

Make sure your frames aren't too small because they won't provide enough contrast with your face shape. Take a look below to find the perfect pair of sunglasses for you. 

What is your face shape?

A round face has a rounder chin and a fuller shape to the cheeks, which can give off a more youthful appearance. The forehead also widens at the top. 

In most cases, a round face shape has a softer jawline than other face shapes. If this sounds like you, there are tons of sunglass options that will give you the perfect facial fit.

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How to pick the right sunglasses for a round shape face

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Full-rim sunglasses

The strong lines of square and rectangular sunglasses  add balance to round faces. Amplify the effect with thicker rims in dark colors that will sharpen your features. Full-rimmed sunglasses come in a multitude of styles and colors, but try jet black for a classic look.   

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Tortoiseshell sunglasses

Tortoiseshell frames are so versatile they will quickly become your go-to sunglasses. The classic pattern is universally flattering. Plus, the color palette is a nice balance between dark and light, so it adds versatility to help sharpen features. Play around with various styles, from a timeless vintage vibe to a sleek, modern look, to create different aesthetics. 

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Wayfarers

Wayfarers  were introduced in the 1950s. Their distinctive shape was meant to echo the tail fins of a Cadillac. 

A host of artists and musicians have since adopted these iconic shades, which, due to Wayfarers’ sharp edges, look particularly good on round faces. Now, it’s your turn to find your own version of this classic look. 

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Square sunglasses

Not many face shapes can pull off square sunglasses , but their strong lines and angles make them a perfect fit for round face shapes. These bold shades come in a wide variety of options, including the retro style that Marilyn Monroe made famous and the modern metallic frames. 

Stylish sunglasses for round faces come in all sorts of shapes and colors. So much so that you can rock a pop of color or transparent frames. But be sure to select your frames in the right size. It’s important that your frames aren't too small. 

A small pair of sunglasses won't balance your facial features, and in some cases, will be uncomfortable to wear. Measure your temple width and pupillary distance to ensure the perfect fit. 

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

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Page updated September 2019

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