Oval faces are symmetrical and balanced, which gives those with this face shape the freedom to try any style of sunglasses — from bold, classic, or retro, to anything in between.
You have an oval face if your features are naturally symmetrical, and your face is longer than it is wide. Specific facial details can vary from person to person, but this is the basic structure.
Oval-shaped faces usually have the following characteristics:
Whether you have a perfectly oval face or a few different traits than those mentioned above, it’s best to choose which qualities you’d like to highlight, and those that you’d prefer to downplay.
Both oval-shaped faces and square-shaped sunglasses are symmetrical, and they tend to complement each other because of this. The softness of an oval face is also balanced by the angles of square shades.
Our picks for best square sunglasses for oval-shaped faces:
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Rectangular sunglasses offer a balance of sharp lines to your soft facial features the same way square frames do. But rectangular frames can be even more flattering, as they align with the width of your cheekbones and can make your face appear slimmer.
Our picks for best rectangle sunglasses for oval-shaped faces:
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If you’re searching for a streamlined look against the delicate curves of your face, aviators might be just what you’re looking for. The rounded bottoms of the lenses put more emphasis on your cheekbones and chin, literally rounding out the best of your characteristics as the shape draws attention toward your jawline.
Our picks for best aviator sunglasses for oval-shaped faces:
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Not only are cat-eye frames flattering for oval-shaped faces, they give you a cool, retro look to complement any outfit — even adding a perfect pop to your most casual look. The wider, flared top descends to a small, rounder bottom, which draws attention to your jawline (much like aviators).
We suggest a pair of cat-eye frames that line up with your forehead and to avoid pairs that are on the wider side (otherwise your proportions can be altered).
Our picks for best cat-eye sunglasses for oval-shaped faces:
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People with oval faces can rock just about any shape, style, color, or pattern when it comes to sunglasses. The symmetry and softness provide an ideal canvas for the boldest or the most classic frames to take the spotlight.
On the other hand, sunglasses that are too wide for your face can throw off the proportions and emphasize features that you may not want emphasized. We recommend frames that are no wider than your forehead or cheekbones to keep things evenly weighted.
(Of course, if the oversized look is the one you love, don’t let us stop you!)
At the end of the day, the perfect pair of sunglasses depends on your personal style. And with a large selection of shapes and styles, we know you’ll find the perfect frames to add to your eyewear collection.
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