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The best sunglasses for a heart-shaped face

Written by Lentiamo on 1 Jun 2023

Have you ever wondered what sunglasses look best with your face shape? Heart-shaped faces look great in styles that add width to the lower half of the face. Alternatively, frames that complement the natural angles of the forehead, cheeks, and jawline can create a harmonious and flattering look.

So what sunglasses style works best? There isn't an exact formula or ratio used to find the perfect sunglasses for every face shape. But there are some helpful guidelines to help you find frames that complement or accentuate your facial features! In this article, we'll help you identify heart-shaped faces, recommend sunglasses styles, and explain why each particular frame style works well with heart faces.

How to tell if you have a heart-shaped face

outline around heart shape face on blue background

Heart-shaped faces are characterised by a wider forehead, narrow jaw, and slim or pointed chin. Sometimes those with a heart face have a widow's peak, the distinctive, V-shaped hairline. Here's how to tell if you have a heart-shaped face:

  • Check the forehead width: Heart-shaped faces tend to have a wider forehead compared to the chin and jawline. Use a tape measure to measure your forehead and jawline at their widest parts if you're unsure.
  • Notice cheekbone placement: Heart-shaped faces often have wider cheekbones located higher on the face.
  • Look at the hairline: Heart-shaped faces typically, but not always, have a V-shaped hairline that comes to a point in the centre of the forehead.
  • Observe the jawline: Heart-shaped faces usually have a narrow, sometimes pointed chin that creates the bottom of the heart.

Celebrities with heart faces

collage of halle berry, lupita nyong'o, and reese witherspoon

Pictured from left to right: Halle Berry1, Lupita Nyong'o2, and Reese Witherspoon3

What sunglasses are the best for a heart face shape?

Sunglasses that either contrast or accentuate heart features are often a great choice.

Heart faces look good in styles that contrast wider foreheads and cheekbones. Rectangular or round frames with wide bottoms create symmetry and add balance from top to bottom.

On the other hand, frames that closely follow the natural angles of the heart shape are distinctly flattering. Aviators and wayfarers highlight wider foreheads and slimmer jaws. Check out our recommendations for our heart-shaped friends here:

Cat-eye sunglasses

Cat-eye sunglasses feature upswept edges with exaggerated angles that flare out at the temples. These frames work well for heart-shaped faces because they draw attention to the upper half of the face. Rounded cat eye sunglasses also add width to the lower half of the face, creating a balanced look.

Lentiamo ELISKA HAVANA BROWN

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Round sunglasses

Round sunglasses in any size are a great option. The gently curving corners soften the angular lines of a heart face. The circular shape creates softness, balance, and symmetry.

Meller NYASA AMBER SEA

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Aviator sunglasses

Aviator or pilot sunglasses are a classic style that works well on heart-shaped faces. The wide top of the frames follows the width of the forehead, while the teardrop shape of the lenses complements the natural lines of the chin.

Ray-Ban Aviator Large Metal RB3025 001/58 55A

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Wayfarer sunglasses

Classic wayfarers look good on nearly everyone. The distinct inverted trapezoid shape works particularly well with heart faces that often resemble an inverted triangle. Newer, trendy versions have rectangular frames with wider bottoms that balance out narrower chins.

Ray-Ban Wayfarer RB2140 901 50

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Follow your heart

Remember that there's variation in every face and every heart shape is unique. Don't be scared to trust your instincts and choose frames that you really love. What looks "best" is often what you like most.

Personal preference, hair colour, skin tone, and many other factors also play a role in what sunglasses look like on you. Check out the sunglasses guide to get more inspiration to find the right sunglasses for you.

Closing thoughts from Lentiamo

Choosing sunglasses that work well with heart-shaped faces can add balance or enhance your natural features. Remember that sunglasses should be protective, comfortable, and make you feel your best above all else. Experiment with various styles and shapes to discover what makes you feel most confident.

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Not sure you have a heart face? Check out the best sunglasses for oval faces if your features create more of a symmetrical shape.


Image sources

1. Oprah Daily
2. Vogue
3. InStyle

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