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The Best Sunglasses for Round Faces

The Best Sunglasses For Round Faces

The Best Round Face Sunglasses

The importance of finding the perfect sunglasses for your face shape is extremely overlooked, leaving people deflated when ordering a pair of sunglasses online that look great in pictures on a model, but very unflattering on a face not suited for the frame style. If you have a round face, it's essential to choose sunglasses styles that enhance your features and create balance. In this blog post, I'll guide you through the best sunglasses for round faces, as well as styles to avoid.

The Best Sunglasses For Round Faces

1. 'Night Racer' Round Face Sunglasses in Black

These y2k sunglasses for a round face feature a unique angular frame with sharp and edgy angles. The angular design adds definition to your facial structure, creating a more elongated appearance, these all black round face sunglasses are offered in 3 other styles; silver, chrome and blue, ensuring you have a pair of futuristic sunglasses to match every outfit you have in mind.

2. 'Techno' Round Face Sunglasses in Black

If you prefer a more retro-inspired look, our 'Techno' round face sunglasses are a perfect choice. No only do these rectangle sunglasses provides a unique and stylish appeal. The bold design, with its thick black frames and tinted lenses, helps to break the symmetry of your face, making them a great for of sunglasses for a round face. These rectangle sunglasses are available in 4 other colours, allowing you to add a unique pair of sunglasses to each of your outfits.

3. 'Paris' Round Face Sunglasses in Red

Our 'Paris' round face sunglasses are a stylish option that will complement a round face thanks to their rectangular shaped frame. These retro sunglasses boast a timeless design with a touch of modern flair. The muted neutral tones of the lipstick-red frame create a subtle yet sophisticated look that effortlessly enhances your overall style. The top-heavy rectangle shape of the frames is particularly flattering for round faces, adding definition and balance. Whether you're going for a casual daytime look or a chic evening ensemble, these retro round face sunglasses are the perfect choice. With UV protection, they provide both style and practicality, ensuring your eyes stay protected from harmful sun rays.

4. 'Rabbit Hole' Round Face Sunglasses in Beige

These retro square sunglasses are one of our most popular styles of round face shape sunglasses. These round face sunglasses feature a square frame with dark tinted lenses. The square frame creates striking contrast and adds an opposing dimension making them a great pair of sunglasses for a round face, helping to create a more balanced and sculpted look. The retro design and neutral beige colour scheme make these square sunglasses extremely versatile and suitable for a range of outfits and occasions. When it comes to finding the perfect sunglasses for round faces, our 'Rabbit Hole' square sunglasses are a great place to start.

5. 'Hennessy' Round Face Sunglasses in Brown

These iconic y2k inspired rimless sunglasses are one of our most popular styles and it's easy to see why. Designed to protect your eyes while adding a touch of sophistication to your outfits, these round face sunglasses feature brown diamond-cut lenses, which not only look amazing but provide exceptional visual clarity. The square shape of the diamond cut lenses help to add definition and angles and helps to distract from the roundness of your face. Complete with 100% UV protection.

6. 'Dance on Arrival' Round Face Sunglasses in Black

Our 'Dance On Arrival' sunglasses for a round face offer the perfect blend of retro and futuristic styling to create an innovative look which is truly unique. These y2k sunglasses feature dark tinted wraparound lenses that invoke a mysterious vibe. The angular shape of their lenses and frame help to provide a more square profile which opposes the round features of your face and creates a harmonious balance, making them a great pair of sunglasses for full faces or round faces. Complete with 100% UV protection.

7. 'Turbo Time' Round Face Sunglasses in Pink

Our 'Turbo Time' round face sunglasses feature a transparent square frame and are fitted with striking pink lenses. This particular style is available on our website in a variety of vibrant colours ensuring you have the perfect pair of sunglasses for a round face that work well with most outfits. Our 'Turbo Time' sunglasses add some retro flair to your wardrobe and their square shape helps to balance out the soft features associated with a fuller face, when looking for a great pair of round face shape sunglasses, add a pair of our Turbo Time shades to your wardrobe. Complete with 100% UV protection.

Sunglasses To Avoid For Round Faces

While there are sunglasses that enhance round faces, it's important to know which styles of sunglasses to avoid. Here are a few types that may not be the best choice of sunglasses for round faces:

Skinny Frames:

Avoid sunglasses with skinny frames, as they can accentuate the roundness of your face. Thin frames tend to create a harsh contrast against the soft curves of a round face, making it appear even rounder. Opt for frames with more width and substance to create balance and add definition when choosing sunglasses for round faces.

Circular Frames:

Steer clear of sunglasses with circular frames, as they tend to mimic the shape of a round face, resulting in a lack of contrast and definition. Instead, choose frames with angular shapes, such as square or rectangular when shopping for sunglasses for round faces, to add structure and create the illusion of a more elongated face.

Small Frames:

Avoid sunglasses with small frames that don't provide enough coverage for your face. Tiny frames can make your face appear larger in comparison and can overshadow your features. When looking for sunglasses for round faces, opt for larger frames that provide ample coverage and help to balance the proportions of your face.


Finding the perfect sunglasses for a round face is all about creating balance and adding definition. By choosing sunglasses with angular frames, upswept corners, and contrasting colours, you can enhance your features and achieve a more sculpted look. Avoid round frames and very small or narrow styles that can emphasise the roundness of your face. Remember, fashion is all about expressing your individuality and feeling confident. Embrace your round face shape and explore the wide range of sunglasses that can complement your features. Whether you opt for retro-inspired designs, modern minimalist styles, or classic aviators, there are options out there that will elevate your look!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do aviator sunglasses suit round faces?

Aviator sunglasses with angular frames can complement round faces. Look for styles that have wider frames and defined edges.

2. What frame colours should I choose for round faces?

It's best to opt for frame colours that provide contrast and add definition. Consider shades like black, tortoiseshell, or bold hues that complement your skin tone.

3. Are mirrored sunglasses suitable for round faces?

Mirrored sunglasses can be a great choice for round faces. The reflective lenses can create a slimming effect, and the right frame shape will enhance your features. Try to avoid skinny, small or circular frame sunglasses.

4. How do I determine my face shape?

To determine your face shape, measure the width of your forehead, cheekbones, and jawline. If these measurements are relatively similar, you likely have a round face shape. If you're unsure of your face shape, we put together a handy guide on how to find your face shape.

5. How do sunglasses work?

Sunglasses work by filtering and blocking out certain types of light. The lenses of sunglasses are designed to absorb or reflect specific wavelengths of light, particularly harmful UV rays. They may also reduce glare by polarising light and eliminating horizontally polarised light waves that cause glare from reflective surfaces like water or roads.

6. Can sunglasses be repaired?

In many cases, sunglasses can be repaired. It depends on the nature and extent of the damage. Common repairs include replacing lenses, fixing loose or broken frames, and repairing hinges. It's recommended to take your sunglasses to a professional repair service or contact the manufacturer for assistance, as they have the expertise and necessary tools to properly repair sunglasses.

7. Can sunglasses be prescription?

Yes, sunglasses can be made with prescription lenses. If you require vision correction, you can have your prescription integrated into sunglasses. Consult with your optometrist or optician, who can help you select suitable frames and lenses that fulfil your prescription needs while providing sun protection.

8. Can sunglasses block blue light?

While regular sunglasses primarily provide protection against UV rays and reduce glare, they may not necessarily block out blue light. Blue light-blocking sunglasses or specialised lenses, often referred to as "blue light glasses," are designed to filter out a portion of the high-energy blue light emitted by digital screens. These glasses can help reduce eye strain and discomfort associated with prolonged screen use. Check out our blog post on 'do blue light glasses work?'

9. What sunglasses should you avoid for round faces?

When choosing sunglasses for round faces, it is generally recommended to avoid round or oversized frames. These shapes can emphasise the roundness of the face. Instead, opt for angular frames with sharp lines, such as square, rectangular, or cat-eye frames. These styles help create a more defined and balanced look, complementing the round face shape.

10. Can I wear cat eye sunglasses for a round face shape?

Yes, you can! Cat eye sunglasses with upswept corners add a touch of elegance and create a flattering contrast against the curves of a round face due to their more angular frame shapes.

11. What sunglass shape is best for round faces?

When looking for shades for round faces, selecting sunglasses that add definition and angles is key to creating a balanced look. Sunglasses for a round face ideally feature rectangular, square, or angular frames, as these shapes help elongate the face and make it appear thinner and sharper. The goal is to contrast the face's natural curves with more structured lines, thereby enhancing facial features. Wayfarers, cat-eyes, or any frames with a slightly wider structure than the broadest part of the face can be particularly flattering. These styles draw attention upward, effectively complementing the softness of a round face with their distinct angles.

12. What are the best sunglasses for round face male?

For men with round faces, the best sunglasses are those that introduce structure and angular lines to contrast the face's natural curves. Rectangular or square frames work exceptionally well, as they add definition and can make the face appear longer and slimmer. Styles like Wayfarers or geometric frames can effectively balance the softness of a round face, creating a more pronounced and masculine silhouette. Opting for sunglasses that are slightly wider than the widest part of the face can also help achieve a harmonious look, ensuring the frames enhance rather than overwhelm the face's natural shape.

13. What are the best sunglasses for wide faces?

For individuals with wide faces, the key to finding the best sunglasses lies in selecting frames that are proportionate to the face's width without exaggerating its size. Oversized frames or styles with a wider silhouette are ideal as they balance the face's proportions, ensuring a comfortable fit while maintaining a stylish appearance. Look for styles like aviators, large wayfarers, or any design with ample lens width that can accommodate a wider face comfortably. It's also beneficial to consider frames with adjustable nose pads and flexible arm designs to ensure a perfect fit.

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