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The Best Sunglasses for Square Faces

The Best Sunglasses for Square Faces


Are you tired of struggling to find the right sunglasses that flatter your square face shape? Look no further! In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the world of sunglasses and explore the best options for square faces. Whether you're a fashion enthusiast or simply want to protect your eyes from the sun's rays, we've got you covered. Get ready to find the perfect pair that complements your unique features and makes a statement wherever you go.

Sunglasses for Square Face: Enhancing Your Features

A square face is characterised by a strong jawline, wide forehead, and angular features. The key to finding sunglasses that suit this face shape is to soften the sharp angles and add balance. If you're still unsure of your face shape, check out our easy-to-follow guide to find your face shape! Let's explore the various styles and features that will enhance your square face and elevate your style game.

1. Round Sunglasses and Oval Sunglasses

Round and oval frames are your best friends when it comes to complementing a square face shape. These styles soften the angular features and add a touch of femininity. Opt for frames that are slightly wider than your face to achieve the perfect balance. Some of our favourites include 'Headliners' oval sunglasses and 'Sophia Violets' oval sunglasses for their clean lines and soft curves. These contemporary frames come in 4 colours and are complete with 100% UV protection as standard.

2. Cat Eye Sunglasses

Cat-eye frames are a timeless choice that adds a touch of glamour to any look. The upswept corners draw attention to your eyes and create a flattering contrast with your angular features. Choose frames with gentle curves to create a harmonious balance with your square face. Cat-eye frames are often synonymous with old fashioned retro glasses, but our range of modern all-season sunglasses offer a contemporary twist to cat-eye classics through sunglasses such as our 'Cola' cat eye sunglasses and 'Emergency' cat eye sunglasses! These unique frames offer a clean and un-compromised silhouette with soft leading lines to distract from the angular features that often come with square face shapes.

3. Oversized Sunglasses

Oversized frames are perfect for square faces. These larger-than-life sunglasses create balance, soften angular features, and add a touch of drama. They offer ample coverage, protecting your eyes from the sun and environmental elements. Choose a pair of oversized sunglasses that offer soft angles and round corners to create separation between the frame and your face shape. Sunglasses such as our 'Boiler Room' oversized sunglasses are a great choice for this. Everyone needs a pair of black sunglasses in their accessories rotation, and these contemporary sunglasses offer a versatile pairing to most outfits and occasions. For a pair of sunglasses with a little more mystery, try their white and plum counterpart; our 'Pink Packs' oversized sunglasses. These vibrant and bright shades will have you standing out no matter the season!

4. Angular Sunglasses

Angular frames, including Y2K and futuristic sunglasses styles, are popular choices for square faces. These sunglasses offer uniquely shaped frames with sharp angles, making a bold statement and diverting attention from the square face shape. Embrace the edginess and uniqueness of angular frames to elevate your style with flair. Y2K sunglasses are currently bang-on-trend and feature unique colours, silver sunglasses being the most popular choice right now! Sunglasses such as our 'Chrome' y2k sunglasses and our 'Berlin' wraparound sunglasses shades do an amazing job of drawing attention away from a square face shape with their uniquely futuristic lines and angles.

5. Wraparound Sunglasses

If you lead an active lifestyle or simply love the sporty look which has made a comeback in recent months, wraparound frames are an excellent option. These sunglasses provide maximum coverage and protection while adding a bold touch to your style. Wraparound sunglasses are extremely popular once again, with styles associated with the retro-futuristic and y2k aesthetic. Look for frames that follow the natural contours of your face for a snug and comfortable fit. our 'Halcyon' wraparound sunglasses and our 'Shadow' wraparound sunglasses do an excellent job of this with their smooth angles and contemporary shape.


Finding the perfect sunglasses for a square face can be an exciting journey. By choosing styles that soften your features and add balance, you can enhance your natural beauty and exude confidence. Experiment with different frame shapes, sizes, and colours to discover what suits your unique style and personality. Remember, sunglasses are not just a fashion accessory, but also an essential tool to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. So, grab a pair of sunglasses that flatter your square face and enjoy both style and functionality!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What should I avoid when choosing sunglasses for a square face?

When choosing sunglasses for a square face, it's best to avoid square and geometric frames that mimic your face shape. Additionally, frames that are too small or narrow, such as rectangular sunglasses may not provide the desired balance. Opt for styles that soften your features and add curvature like the sunglasses mentioned above.

2. Can I wear oversized sunglasses with a square face?

Absolutely! Oversized sunglasses can be a great choice for square faces. However, make sure to choose frames that are not too wide and sit comfortably on your face. Avoid frames that are excessively large, as they can overpower your features and it goes without saying again that you should avoid square shaped sunglasses here!

3. Should I consider the colour of sunglasses for a square face?

While the colour of sunglasses is primarily a personal preference, certain shades can enhance your square face. Neutral tones like black, tortoiseshell, and brown are timeless choices that work well with any face shape. Experiment with different colours to find the ones that make you feel confident and stylish but there really is no right or wrong when it comes to frame/lens colours and square face shapes.

4. Are polarised lenses recommended for square faces?

Polarised lenses are an excellent choice for everyone, regardless of face shape. They reduce glare and improve visibility, making them ideal for outdoor activities. Whether you're driving, skiing, or simply enjoying a sunny day, polarised sunglasses offer superior eye protection and visual clarity.

5. Can I wear sunglasses with embellishments or patterns?

Yes, you can! Sunglasses with embellishments or patterns can add a touch of personality and style to your look. Just make sure that the details are not overwhelming and do not distract from the overall balance of the sunglasses on your square face.

6. How do I find my face shape?

Determining your face shape is simple and can be done by following a few easy steps. To find your face shape, start by pulling your hair back and standing in front of a mirror. Take note of the following:

  1. Forehead: Measure the width of your forehead from one temple to the other.
  2. Cheekbones: Measure the widest part of your cheekbones.
  3. Jawline: Measure the distance from the tip of your chin to the bottom of your earlobe.
  4. Face Length: Measure the length of your face from the centre of your hairline to the tip of your chin.

Once you have these measurements, compare them to the main face shapes: round, square, oval, heart, and diamond. Your measurements will help you determine which shape closely matches your face. For a more detailed guide on identifying your face shape and discovering the best sunglasses for your specific shape, check out our easy-to-follow blog post on how to find your face shape. It provides comprehensive information and tips to help you find the perfect sunglasses that flatter your unique features.

7. Where can I find high-quality sunglasses for a square face?

There are numerous reputable brands and retailers that offer a wide range of sunglasses for different face shapes. However at TheShadePrjct, our range of sunglasses offer the same levels of quality and protection as premium brands, but for a fraction of the price. Shop our entire collection of all-season eyewear and see why more and more people are choosing us for their sunglasses needs!

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