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Sunglasses are a celebrity staple and a must-have summer accessory, where they add an element of style to any outfit. Whether you’re opting for a vintage look or a modern design, there’s a pair out there to suit everybody’s tastes.

But it can be tough to know exactly what shades are right for you. As well as choosing a pair to match your sense of style, you also need to consider what will complement your face shape, whether that be oversized, round or angular frames.

Read on for a quick guide to understanding what kinds of sunglasses will suit you best.

Finding Your Face Shape

In order to understand which sunglasses are right for you, you should first consider what kind of face shape you have. Common face shapes tend to be oval, round, heart-shaped and square, where the following features can be used to identify which category you fall into:

Oval - forehead is the widest part of your face, face is longer than it is wide

Round - cheekbones are the widest part of your face, short or rounded jaw, face is wider than it is long

Heart-shaped - cheekbones are the widest part of your face, pointy and narrow jaw, face is wider than it is long

Square - width of your face is the same as its length, angular and strong jawline

Recommended Styles For Your Face Shape

Once you’ve identified your face shape, it is time to consider which sunglasses are right for you, where each shape requires certain styles to exaggerate or soften specific features:


This face shape is usually the easiest to buy for, due to its well-proportioned features. Only very narrow frames should be avoided, as these make the face look longer. Square frames can accentuate the cheekbones, whilst round glasses complement the face as a whole.


For a round face shape, square and angular frames can help to lend your features definition.  Asymmetrical or butterfly styles also help to make the contours of the face appear more impactful. In contrast, round or small frames will exaggerate the roundness of the face.


Sunglasses that soften the chin without emphasising the forehead are ideal to suit a heart-shaped face. Aviators or rounded frames are useful for this purpose. Oversized or cat eye frames can also be flattering.


Aviators or rounded frames are useful for softening the angular shape of a square face. Butterfly or cat eye options can also be used to accentuate softer features. Naturally, square frames will draw attention to a square jaw.

Ed & Sarna Vintage Eyewear: Sunglasses To Suit Your Face

At Ed & Sarna, we specialise in genuine vintage sunglasses from the 1950s onwards, where all our frames are sourced from legitimate designer brands. Our vintage pieces are available in a wide range of styles, including cat eye, aviator, square and oversized frames. Contact us today to find out more about our exclusive range.

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