HOW AND WHAT TO PICK – Choosing sunglasses for oval faces can be both easy and hard at the same time. It’s easy because, if you’re among the lucky people who have oval-shaped faces, you have absolutely no restrictions when it comes to styles and frames. The downside of this is having too many options to pick from. Don’t roll your eyes now: with so many choices out there, you might get distracted quickly, straying away from a clear decision.

So here are a few tips on which styles are the absolute best for you, what to look out for and what to avoid.

Sunglasses For Oval Faces: Characteristics

An oval face shape is the middle ground between an oblong and a round face. Oval faces have well-balanced features, a relatively narrow chin and high cheekbones.

Sunglasses For Oval Faces: How To Pick Them

There’s just one rule: everything goes. Cat eye, wayfarers, aviators, wraparound frames… if you can you name them, you can wear them. But if you love making a splash with your social swim, your primary choices should be on the geometric side – something that will be in a nice contrast to your harmonious facial curves. Cat eye or square sunglasses can make you stand out in the crowd, while the intricate details on statement frames can highlight your cheekbones. So don’t be afraid to experiment: not everyone can rock an amazing pair of embellished frames – why not go out and do it?

01 Classic sunglasses

Classic sunglasses – alongside aviators, wayfarers are classic frames that will suit multiple occasions and styles:

Hers: Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses in Matte Violet

His: Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses in Metallic Azure

02 Funky sunglasses

Funky sunglasses for oval faces:

Hers: Juicy Couture sunglasses

His: Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses

03 Signature shades

Signature shades – timeless styles that can be worn no matter the age, profession or context.

Hers: Tom Ford sunglasses

His: Saint Laurent Bold sunglasses

Sunglasses For Oval Faces: What To Avoid

There’s not much to say here, except this: do not pick sunglasses that are too narrow or too large. They can contrast in an unpleasant way with your oval face and throw off its ideal proportions. So, yes. You’re one of those lucky people who can go large and bold with medium-sized and oversized frames, as long as you keep an eye on the proportions: they should balance out your features, not overpower them.

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Further reading:

The Best Sunglasses For Round Faces

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