Choosing the Right Sunglasses for your Face Shape

Winter is in full force, but that won’t stop the sun from shining, especially in South Africa. After all, winter is South Africa’s best kept secret! When it comes to accessorizing winter outfits, sunglasses are the perfect pick due to their functional and fashionable characteristics. But how do you choose the right pair?

We’ve put together a list of sunglasses to opt for and to avoid based on the shape of your face:

Heart-Shaped Face Shape

  1. What it looks like: Wide forehead and cheekbones with a narrow chin
  2. Sunglasses to choose: Round or Cat-Eye frames
  3. Sunglasses to avoid: Glasses with too many embellishments

Oblong Face Shape

  1. What it looks like: Narrow chin and cheeks
  2. Sunglasses to choose: Wrap or Oversized frames
  3. Sunglasses to avoid: Frames that are too narrow

Oval Face Shape

  1. What it looks like: Cheekbones, forehead, and jaw that are balanced.
  2. Sunglasses to choose: Soft angular frames are best, but most sunglass shapes work for oval faces!
  3. Sunglasses to avoid: none…Lucky you!

Square Face Shape:

  1. What it looks like: A broad forehead and square jaw
  2. Sunglasses to choose: Round or Cat-Eye frames
  3. Sunglasses to avoid: Glasses with sharp geometric edges

Round Face Shape

  1. What it looks like: Full cheekbones, a narrow forehead, and a narroe jaw
  2. Sunglasses to choose: Wide, rectangular frames
  3. Sunglasses to avoid: Coloured lenses, and round frames

Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find the perfect pair of sunnies close to home.

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