As we bid winter goodbye (yes!!) and trade it in for bird songs and blooming flowers (we are not there yet in Canada, but staying positive it will come soon), it’s time to start thinking of spring essentials. For me, sunglasses are one of the first things I think of. Since I have a round face, and in need of a new pair given the last one I had was crushed unmercifully by one of my 3 boys, I figured why not find out the greatest sunglasses for round face. As the options are many, it’s important to understand what sunglasses frames work best for round faces…
What Defines a Round Face
A round face is characterised by its soft shape. Round faces are proportionate from all sides, with full cheeks, and a rounded chin. While it might make you look youthful, it might also may look heavier.
Purpose of Sunglasses
While sunglasses are there to primarily protect your gorgeous eyes, those of the right shape can accentuate your features. Just like clothes, we want to draw the attention away from the areas you are not comfortable, and appear and FEEL more attractive.
What to Accentuate for Round Faces
When choosing sunglasses for round face shapes, the key is to:
- make the face appear longer and thinner by adding lines and angles;
- define this face shape, is to slim your cheeks with a frame a little wider than the broadest part of your face; and
- look for angular styles which will pull your temple higher, lengthening your face and breaking up the roundness.
Celebrities with Round Faces
Your celeb face shape twin can be any from the list below:
- Olivia Munn
- Kelly Clarkson
- Charlize Theron
- Mila Kunis
- Selena Gomez
- Emma Stone
- Mandy Moore
- Kirsten Dunst
Key Features When Shopping for Sunglasses for Round Faces
Not all round faces are the same, some rounder than others. Try different frames to nail down the one that best compliments your round face. Here’s a mini guide to assist you in your search for sunglasses for round faces:
- One of the most important things to remember when selecting sunglasses for round faces is to look for frames that have angles.
- Go for a frame that is wider than you face. Some frames come in different sizes, so opt for the largest frame.
- Stay away from round frames.
- Square and rectangular frames are safe for round faces.
- Embellished and branded arms will accent a frame, giving a round face more definition.
- For guys, solid acetate in dark colours will keep things masculine and create a defined outline.
- Embellishment and gradient lenses in soft ambers and purple hues are ideal mixed with cat-eyed and rectangular frames for a female silhouette.
Angular & Geometric Frames
A rounded face is curvy and lacks the angles that other face shapes have. With angular and geometric sunglasses frames, that aspect is added. It creates sharper, more distinct lines to your face in order to give the illusion of balance. Dsquared2 has some great styles to offer in that shape.
Rectangular or squarish sunglasses are great for round faces. The equal width and length of a rounded face can cause it to seem smaller than it actually is. A rectangular frame breaks up the face structure, making it appear longer and thinner.
This is the frame I used for my face as I found it suits me best.
If you have enviable plump cheeks, cateye or wayfarer frames will draw attention to them in the right way while putting the focus on your eyes. A double brow style pulls the eye area away from the mouth, giving a more defined shape.
What Sunglasses to Avoid for Round Faces
There are certain frames that you should definitely avoid…
Small & Short Frames
Small and short frames sunglasses for round faces don’t help its case. They tend to accentuate its roundness, defeating the purpose of accentuating your best features.
If you want to show off your faces best features, avoid round frame sunglasses for round faces. Round frames will soften your curvy face drawing more attention to its circular shape.
Finding the right sunglasses for round faces is a fun experience and makes you understand what works for you, and what doesn’t. Remember that for your round face you need to:
- Go for a look with angles as they are a nice contrast rounded jawlines and they help to define your face.
- Straight, rectangular or angular frames will lengthen and slim the face.
- Avoid rounded styles that accentuate full cheeks.
- Go for a frame that is wider than you face, so opt for the largest frame.
- Embellished and branded arms accents will further define a round face.
What is your face shape and what frames suit YOU best??