Stylish sunglasses for square face(with tips for men & women)

Lensmart 2022-05-09 18:35:58

Summer is just around the corner once again and it's about time that you go out and get yourself a new pair of sunglasses to go with your beach outfit. Now, there is no shortage of sunglasses that you can choose from. The question is which of these pairs will complement your face the most? It's really not as difficult as it seems. The answer lies in the shape of the face that you have.

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What Kind of Sunglasses Look Good with a Square Face?

There are those kinds of people who look great regardless of what kind of sunglasses they wear. But in general, people with a square face tend to look best when wearing eyeglasses with oval or round frames.

Oval Frames

A square face is typically quite angular, and oval frames do a lot to soften these angles, while also balancing out the hard edges of a square face. Oval frames are actually quite versatile because they look great on most face shapes.

Round Frames

Similarly, round frames can diminish the hard angles of a square face. Whether you choose a small round frame or one of those trendy oversized sunglasses, any of these will make excellent sunglasses for square faces.

Types of Stylish Sunglasses

In terms of different styles of stylish sunglasses, we will be breaking down the term into three categories: casual sunglassesvintage sunglasses, and trendy sunglasses.

1.Casual Sunglasses

A casual sunglasses style is best suited for everyday use and sports. If you value practicality over fashion, then you will likely be looking for a simple pair of sunglasses for outdoor use. That isn't to say that casual sunglasses aren't stylish, quite the opposite actually. Casual sunglasses are generally more basic in design but ooze with contemporary elegance.

Casual sunglasses

Subdued and comfortable casual sunglasses are easier to integrate into your everyday wardrobe. They come in plenty of different shapes and sizes, from circular shades to squares. They might be made from thick colored acetate, or they might be metal. There isn't a strict definition of what makes casual sunglasses casual. It's easier to explain what casual sunglasses aren't rather than what they are.


They aren't bedazzled or embellished; they don't include teardrop shape or cat-eye lenses as these are uniquely vintage styles. They typically come in a range of earthy, warm colors. For example, tortoiseshell is pretty standard or burgundy.


Casual Sunglasses are designed for everyone and anyone, so there should be a style that fits everyone's face. However, they look better on some face shapes more than others. For example, casual sunglasses are typically either a rectangular, rounded, or square frame. They are traditional but not vintage.


Oblong-shaped faces where the face is longer than it is wide will suit these frame shapes, especially square or rectangular glasses, emphasizing your striking features. These are some of the most commonly utilized shapes in casual glasses styles. Simple and geometric styles will bring out your face's best features, so I suggest you try out some casual frames.


This casual style would also be well suited to those with rounded features. When you choose glasses for someone with round facial features, you will be looking for a geometric design to help contour the face. Some circular lenses will blend in too much with your softer features, and you may not receive your desired result. Slightly rounded but still rectangular shapes are widespread in casual eyewear, so those with round face types should consider this style.

2.Vintage Sunglasses

Graceful, classic, maybe slightly eccentric, vintage lenses may lend you an air of mystery, elegance, and potential quirkiness. Leaning towards the playful side of things, vintage sunglasses are slightly bolder than your average frame. But they aren't quite as showy as some of the trendsetters out there.

Vintage sunglasses

Typically, vintage glasses will come in various shapes, cat-eye, teardrop, and aviator styles. They may borrow features of iconic sunglasses of the past, such as the iconic aviator glasses, and then develop on that theme to create a retro-inspired homage to the original design. Block colors are trendy within this style. For example, the basic black frame dominates the style due to its classic status. But other colors are available, from hot reds to tortoise-shell.


You would likely wear a pair of vintage sunglasses at a party, foreign holiday, or just for going out shopping. You definitely won't give the impression that you're a sporty type with vintage frames since they are not commonly used during sports.


Heart-shaped faces will suit vintage styles well. When I think of heart-shaped faces, I think of Audry Hepburn and all of her gorgeous vintage styles. The tear-drop and cat-eye style complement the intense combination of angular and soft lines in your facial features.


Those with a diamond-shaped face would also suit vintage styles, the cat-eye lens in particular. This will help soften your sharp cheekbones, which might make you look severe and compliment the rest of your features nicely.

3.Trendy Sunglasses

When I say "trendy sunglasses," I don't necessarily mean sunglasses that are popular, but instead, I am speaking of new and innovative styles worn by trendsetters and fashionistas alike. They focus much less on the practical applications of blocking out UV rays and are more about being the life of the party.

Trendy sunglasses

Trendy sunglasses push at the boundaries of fashion to invent entirely new styles. They often take inspiration from classic and vintage frames but combine them with solid and vivid colors, unique shapes, and patterns. You will definitely be going to a party if you wear a pair of these. Trendy glasses often feature additional details such as bedazzlement and unique decals. They also go to the extremes in terms of frame shapes, with glasses tending to either be entirely round or very sharp and geometric.


I think hands down, the best face shape to wear these trendy styles is the oval shape. The excellent balance and mixture of soft and sharp features in your face mean that you can pull off practically any kind you want. So, why not go wild with it! Make the most of your adaptable nature by wearing the most bizarre and bold shades you can find.


If I had to choose another face type that would suit the extremes of the trendy style, it might be the pear-shaped face or, as it sometimes might be called, the triangular-shaped face. My pear-shaped friends, your unique face shape means that you have a lot of flexibility with your glasses choices. Choosing anything too small or subdued would be dwarfed by your strong jawline, so the extreme styles of the trendy style would suit you perfectly.


Men's Sunglasses for Square Face

A lot of men have square faces so you will not have a shortage of choices when looking for a pair that would look great on your face. Lensmart has several amazing options, and our favorite ones are as follows.

1.Miika - Oval Brown Sunglasses

Oval Brown/Brown Sunglasses for Men Women

This is one of the best-selling pairs of sunglasses for square faces and it's not hard to see why. With its fashionable design and sturdy craftsmanship, there's no wonder that men of all ages prefer the Miika oval brown sunglasses. It also translates easily from a casual to a more formal setting. With its lightweight material, the Miika is also very comfortable to wear all day.


2.Samuel - Oval Black Sunglasses

Oval Black Sunglasses For Women Men

Cool and sophisticated is the look that you will instantly convey by wearing the Samuel oval sunglasses in black. Very professional and elegant, this pair of sunglasses complements a square face perfectly and will leave others staring in awe at you whenever you pass by. You can also get this in tawny, tortoiseshell and gray frames.


Women's Sunglasses for Square Face

If you are a woman and are very conscious about having a square face, these beautiful sunglasses will greatly reduce the harshness of the edges and give you a soft and delicate look.

1.Sofia - Round Colorful Sunglasses

Round Diamond/Grey Sunglasses For Women

Nothing exudes style and confidence better than the Sofia round diamond sunglasses. The frame is also available in black and white but we absolutely love the multi-colored diamond option that shows a lot of personality and flair. Made of high-quality metal and acrylic, the Sofia is made for extensive wear, with its no-slip design and lightweight.

2.Muhammad - Pink & Gray Round Sunglasses

Round Gold/Grey-Pink Sunglasses For Men Women

For that casual yet sophisticated look, the Muhammad round sunglasses will top off your outfit quite nicely. The gold metal frames give an undeniably cool and classy look and the lenses with a gray to pink gradient give a delicate feminine touch. The round frame effectively softens the hard edges of a square face, giving you a delicate appearance like never before. The Muhammad is also available in combinations of gold and brown, gold and gray, and black and gray.

Final Thoughts

In addition to going for the oval and round shapes, you might also want to stay away from square and rectangular frames. These will not usually be among the best sunglasses for square faces because they will only make your face look more angular or boxy.


However, there are also a few other really great sunglasses for square face. Cat eye sunglasses are particularly nice for women and also work well for some men. Sometimes, you have to try the glasses on to see whether they will suit you or not, and you can do exactly that if you visit Lensmart. Using the "try on" feature, you can see for yourself just which eyeglasses will work perfectly to give you the look that you are after.

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