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How to Choose the Right Eyewear For Your Face Shape?

May 17, 2024

The Canadian eyewear industry is rapidly growing as its consumers show an affinity toward diverse types of eyewear, including spectacles and sunglasses. With celebrities donning a wide variety of trendy eyewear and sunglasses, there’s also an increasing awareness among the common folk about how they can style their outfits. But it all comes with challenges that may seem elemental but are quite prevalent.

‘Eyewear doesn’t suit me.’ or ‘What kind of sunglasses are good for my face shape?’

You might have come across one of these lines in casual chats, and if you’re reading this, chances are you’ve said it, too. But let us tell you that eyewear and sunglasses are versatile and can go with different shapes and sizes. There’s truly something for everyone. You just need to know how to carry it. So, how do you choose the right eyewear for your face shape? Let us answer that question for you.

What is Your Face Shape?

Let’s begin by understanding your face shape. Based on your features, there are four broad types, and you’ll most likely fit into one.

  • Oval Face: In this face type, you’ll see even proportions of all facial features. The forehead and chin will be narrow, while the cheekbones will be wider. You’ll also notice a subtle curve along with the jawline.
  • Square Face: Here, the forehead and the chin are almost equally broad, and the jawline is angular.
  • Round Face: If the forehead, chin, and overall face length and width are similar in size, without any visible cheekbones, it’s a round face.
  • Diamond Face: The structure is narrow on the top and bottom, i.e., forehead and chin, with wider cheekbones.
  • Triangular Face: The forehead is narrow, and the jawline and chin are broad.
  • Heart Face: Yes, this does exist. You will observe a broad forehead and a narrow chin with visible cheekbones.

Types of Glasses for Your Face Shape

Now that you know your face type, it’s time to find the perfect eyewear and sunglasses. You can get any of these types at stores like Jimmy Mac Eyewear. They have a diverse collection that fits your face type and has something for all your moods and occasions. So you can pick any frame of your choice and style it with your outfit however you want. Now, let’s get to the sunglasses!

Oval Face


Jimmy Mac Paige is one of the perfect Frames for the oval face that is considered one of the most versatile face structures. Its long silhouette makes it ideal for various kinds of eyewear. You can choose one of the following sunglasses or eyewear for such a face type.

  • Rectangular Frames
  • Square D Frames
  • Classic Aviators
  • Browline Sunglasses

Since the oval face is pretty universal, you can play around more. Try going for funky shapes of different types that match the occasion. While we would try not to go with glasses with heavy design elements, only you know how they look and feel on you. So don’t hold yourself back.

Square Face

Coralee-Square Face

Coralee is a go-to type of frame for Square faces. This face shape is known to have bold and angular features, so frames with curved designs would suit you more and give a breezy vibe, too. These will balance your cheekbones; ideally, glasses that sit high on the nose complement your facial features. However, you can always go to the classic frames and keep it old school.

  • Oval Frames
  • Round Frames
  • Large Frames
  • Browline Sunglasses
  • Curved Frame Sunglasses
  • Cat-eye Glasses
  • Rectangular Eyewear

Round Face


Our Raedyn Rectangular Frame is perfect for Round faces. This face shape is quite distinct as they are all curves and no angular lines. So, while choosing a frame, try to complement the features with angular and bold shapes. You must ensure you don’t choose a large frame, which might look chunky and take away from your subtle and chic features.

  • Rectangular Frames
  • Square Frames
  • Oval Sunglasses
  • Round Sunglasses

It is important to know that the last two frame options may not always match your style and outfit. So, choose frames whose designs are versatile and also complement your overall persona.

Diamond Face


Jimmy Mac Cristina’s frame is perfect for a Diamond face type. This face type is one of the rarest and is on par with oval face when it comes to versatility. You have a variety of options to choose from. Just two things to keep in mind. Go for frames that elevate your best features or complement them. You can do this by playing with frame shapes and designs that are curved or angular. The only thing you must try to avoid is designing heavy glasses that may hide your features.

  • Oval Sunglasses
  • Round Frames
  • Cat-Eye Glasses
  • Browline Glasses

Triangular Face


The aviator type of frame is a good choice for a Triangular face shape. Mitch from Jimmy Mac is perfect for this type of face, the styling guide is just one line: Complement the face structure, which means sunglasses or eyewear with broader tops and narrower bottoms would best work. You can play with different designs but don’t choose something too small or too large. Here are a few options for you:

  • Aviator Sunglasses
  • Horn Frames
  • Browline Frames

Heart Face


Addison frame is perfect for a Heart-shaped face, as this face type is interesting as it allows you to experiment with different sunglasses. You can go with frames wider than your forehead with flares or wingtips. This way, you balance your face structure’s broader and narrower parts. You can always go with the oval frames if you want something breezy and old money. So here are a few quick options:

  • Rectangle Frames
  • Round Frames
  • Aviator Sunglasses
  • Oval Sunglasses
  • Geometric Frames and Sunglasses

If you were wondering how to choose the right eyewear and sunglasses or hesitant about whether it suits you, you don’t need to anymore. With this, you know about your face, the kind of glasses that would go with your type. But don’t stop us from trying something new. You can always go to Jimmy Mac Eyewear, try different looks and see what works best!

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