How to find sunglasses that fit your face

Posted by En Ming Ong on

Forget about face shapes.

In fact, the simple answer to choosing the right sunglasses for your face lies in the relative width of your face — its width v. its length — not whether you have a square, heart-shaped or triangular face.

Once you know whether you have a wide, medium or narrow face (which you probably already do), buying glasses will be a breeze.

Wide, Medium or Narrow — it's that simple!

Across the internet, hundreds of articles describe face shapes and how to find yours. Such shapes include rectangle, square, oval, round, heart and my personal favourite — triangle.

While shapes may help with deciding hairstyles, the general rule for choosing glasses is to pick the frame shape that contrasts with your facial features.

If you have a wider face, your features tend to be rounder, and you look best with an angular, rectangular frame.

Wide face, angular sunglasses

On the other hand, if you have a narrower face, you tend to have sharper features, and a round fame may be a better choice for you than a rectangular frame unless you wanted to enhance the angularity of your face.

Narrow face, round sunglasses

In the diagram below, which we admit to making in Google Slides, you can see how an angular frame offers contrast to a wide "round" face, and a round frame complements a narrow "sharp" face.

Face shape diagram

Round frames tend to be harder to wear because they magnify the roundness of faces, making wide faces look wider.

In our modern society where unfortunately, everyone obsesses about body shape and image, rectangular or squarish frames like our MTO P3 Classic sunglasses are the easiest to wear because they flatter most faces.

At the end of the day, it's not what you wear but how you wear it!

Round face, round sunglasses

Psy has a round face and wears round sunglasses, but something tells me they don't cramp his (Gangnam) style.

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