How to select sunglasses to suit your face shape

Sunglasses have become a major accessory to be carried with us, especially in summer. Picking out the perfect sunglasses for your face shape isn’t easy as might you think. some frames will enhance your best facial structures and there are frames that…. won’t. Ten years from now, you won’t have to look at your photo and think “Those sunglasses looked terrible on me”! Don’t worry just read out this article and you will find out the glasses which will suit your face for sure.

every one of us might have been In a circumstance where we might have been confused while choosing the best sunglasses for ourselves and it would be daunting for us. In our perspective, choosing the best sunglasses for your face shape is as easy as choosing what to eat in your favorite restaurant with the right tips. You might have come across a lot of blogs, videos, and info graphics where they are asking you to know about your face shapes like they are round, oval, triangle, etc… we all do not fall neatly into those shapes. While determining the best sunglasses we should know only 3 things:

  • Face width
  • Face length
  • Facial structures

That’s it. Every single face is a combination of these three factors. You might have a tall, narrow face with angular features or a short, wide face with round features. Let’s know more about these factors.

  • Face width:

Many people wear sunglasses that are too wide for their faces, making them look hideous. Because they aren’t aware of their face width. If you have a narrow face, it’s better to wear narrow glasses. Now, the next question arises is how to check whether you have a narrow face or a wide face, or an angular face? Just do a simple step grab a ruler and measure the width standing in front of a mirror. Pay attention to these dimensions to find out the question of your answer.


(eyes close together)



(eyes far apart)




  • Face length:

 It is super easy to find out your face length. It is the distance from the top of your forehead to the bottom line of your chin. If your face is about as wide as it is long, you have a short face, if your face is substantially longer than it is wide and you have a long face, here’s an easy way to find out.

8>5 X 1.5


 According to these dimensions, you have a longer face. If you have a longer face, you will need to wear long frames, or else your face will look even more longer. The table below will give you a sense of tall vs short frames.


short <36mm
medium 36-44mm
Tall >44mm 


Facial features:

 Rather than thinking about your face as a distinct shape, think of it as being made up of a brunch of different lines and contours. These things are determined by the curves, jawlines, and facial fat. Some lines are short and curvy and some are straight and angular. Many faces fall somewhere in the middle. People with overtly round features will look better in frames with straight features and will make you look more attractive.

Now that you know how to pick up your sunglasses. I would suggest you try a lot of sunglasses before zeroing on one. Make sure to measure the width of your face and try on frames that are the right width for you. Test drive a few different shapes to get a better sense of the concepts you learned from this article.