Choosing the best sunglasses frames can be a challenging task and you will need to take into account a number of factors, including your face shape, personal style and the functionality you require from the sunglasses.
We want to make the process as easy as possible and ensure that you purchase sunglasses that you truly love.
That’s why we have put together some handy tips to help you as you make the important decision…
Oval face: Lucky you! Oval faces can pull off most frame shapes, from aviators to square frames. Just make sure the frame size is proportionate to your face.
Round face: Angular frames like square or rectangular shapes can add definition and balance to a round face, making it appear longer and slimmer. Avoid round frames as they may emphasise the roundness of your face.
Square face: Soften your strong jawline and forehead with round or oval frames. Look for frames with curved edges to create a contrast with your facial angles.
Heart-shaped face: To balance a wider forehead and a narrower chin, go for frames with wide bottoms, such as aviators or cat-eye frames.
Oblong face: Oversized frames, aviators, or rectangular frames can help break up the length of an oblong face and add width to it.
Diamond face: Frames with gentle curves and oval shapes can complement the cheekbones and soften the overall look of a diamond-shaped face.
Are you planning on wearing your new sunglasses for outdoor sports, casual wear or formal occasions? For sportswear in particular, we would recommend specialist brands like Oakley, O’Neill, Carrera and Bollé as they have designed hardwearing, durable products for many sports like surfing, skiing, snowboarding and cycling.
Some of the most common frame materials include plastic, metal and titanium. Each material has its own advantages, such as being resistant and lightweight, and some brands even use recycled materials for environmental benefits too!
If you are particularly interested in eco-friendly options, the Botaniq and O’Neill collections are a great place to start!
One of the most important factors to consider is the colour and style of the frames. This will need to match your personality and style, as well as coordinate with your wardrobe. We have a huge variety available, from traditional and elegant frames to more vibrant, charismatic ones.
Ultimately, the best sunglasses frame for you is the one that makes you feel comfortable, confident and suits your unique facial features and preferences.
If you want to get an idea of what you will look like in the sunglasses before you order, don’t forget that we have the TRYME feature available on select products. This allows you to use your webcam or a photo to virtually try on many different styles, colours and brands.