THE BEST CHOICES – If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between an oval and an oblong face shape or what types of sunglasses are best suited for the latter, keep on reading.

The Characteristics Of Oblong Faces

Oblong faces are much longer than they are wide, with an elongated nose and proportionally elongated cheeks. Essentially, the oblong face is longer than an oval one, which in turn is longer and has a less defined chin than a round one. If you’re not sure whether you have an oblong or an oval face take a look at the image below:

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How Do You Pick The Right Sunglasses For Oblong Faces?

With oblong faces, the focus is on adding extra width, so as to balance the elongation. Knowing the final visual effect that you’re trying to achieve should make your search a tad easier: look for sunglasses that are slightly oversized, no matter if they are round or square. As long as they are large and seem to add that extra width, you’re good to go. Here are a few styles for oblong faces to get you started:

Classic Black:

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Hers: Dior Elle sunglasses

His: Tom Ford sunglasses


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Hers: Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses

His: Ray-Ban sunglasses

A Dash Of Color:

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Hers: Saint Laurent sunglasses

His: Carrera sunglasses

What To Avoid

As with all the other face shapes, you too have to keep a close eye on proportions. Any frame that is rectangular, small or otherwise narrow is a no-go. Such sunglasses will not do you any favors: they will make the overall face shape appear longer and out of proportion.

The series is not complete. Further reading:

The Best Sunglasses For An Inverted Triangle Face Shape

The Best Sunglasses To Wear If You Have A Heart-Shaped Face

The Best Sunglasses For Round Faces

Picking Sunglasses For Oval Faces – A Short Guide

Sunglasses For Square Faces – How And What To Pick

How To Pick The Best Sunglasses For Diamond Faces

How to find the perfect glasses for your face shape – an easy guide