Best Sunglasses For Square Face Shapes

Posted at 1:30 pm • 07 Oct 2020 • Chelsea from Kraywoods


Are you looking for the ideal sunglasses for your face? When it comes to buying eyewear, it is essential to determine your face size and shape, as it will help you find more functional and better fitting sunglasses.

Whether you have an oval, round, or square-shaped face, there is a pair out in store just made for you! With so many sunglasses to choose from, knowing what type, shape and style suits you best would be useful to help accentuate your unique facial structure.

So, do you know what is your face shape? If you have a square face shape, then this simple guide here is for you! Let's explore how you can determine your face shape, and what are the best sunglasses for square face shapes.

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How to Determine your Face Shape

To know about your face shape, let's start with getting all the right tools in front of you. You would need a builder's tape measure or a flexible tape measure to get more accurate calculations, and a notebook to note down the measurements.

To know which face shape you have, you need first to tie back your hair and find out which parts of your face are long and which ones are wider or slimmer or are they all the same.

  • First, begin with your forehead, as this is the widest part. Measure the halfway between your hairline and your eyebrows.
  • Second, you need to measure your cheekbones, place tape across the pointiest part just below the corner of each eye, and note down your size.
  • Third, we move on to our jawline. Do you think you don't have a jawline? Of course, there's a jawline somewhere on both sides of your face.
  • Finally, take a tape, start measuring from the top of your chin to below your ear, upwards your jaw angles. Then multiply that size by two to get your jawline length. And the last thing you need to do is measure your face length.

Do you know, what's the difference between a rectangle face and a square face? Well, they are two inches away! And no, that's not a joke. To find out face length, run the tape from the centre of your hairline to the tip of your chin. Now that you are done with your measurements. Compare your face size to the profile below and find out your face shape.

  • Square - In square-shaped faces, all the measurements are relatively similar. The angle of the jaw is sharp rather than round.
  • Oval - Face length is greater than the width of the cheekbone in the oval-shaped faces. The forehead is greater in size than the jawline, and the angle of the jaw is round. 
  • Rectangle - Although in rectangle face, the forehead, cheekbones, and jawline are similar in size, face length is greatest in measurement. 
  • Round - The cheekbones and face length are the same size and larger than the forehead and jawline, which also have similar size; the jaw angle is less defined and softer.
  • Heart - The measure of the forehead is greater than the cheekbones and jawline. The chin is pointed in heart-shaped faces.
  • Diamond - The largest size is the face length, and then it goes in descending order, i.e., cheekbones, forehead, and the smallest size is jawline. The chin is pointed. 

For more info on how to determine your face shape, check out our detailed guide: 3 Easy Steps To Determine Your Face Shape

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Characteristics of Square Face Shape

After you are done with your calculation, you have reached that you have a square-shaped face, and you want to know more about a square-shaped face. Then continue reading to learn more. People with square faces have bold, angular features. They have a broad forehead that is wider from side to side. Their cheeks are not angled and are in high places like on other faces. And more precisely, a clear sign for the square-shaped faces is the shape of the chin. They have a strong horizontal jawline. Does this description match you? And now, are you in search of the best sunglasses for square-shaped faces? Well, you are in luck as Kraywoods got your back with their best sunglasses collection for square faces.

Facial features of square face shapes

Best Sunglasses for Square Shape Faces

With the correct choice of sunglasses, it would be easier for you to feel more confident and louder with glasses on your square face. And the best sunglasses for square faces are round, browline, coloured oval, and aviator shaped sunglasses. These glasses help to round out the sharpness of the face giving it a more balanced look.

Round Sunglasses

A pair of round sunglasses would contrast nicely with square face shapes. Try choosing a sleek pair of metallic round frames or an eccentric pair of oversized or mirrored round sunglasses. For this look, we featured the Birch oversized round sunglasses and the Groove round mirrored sunglasses which look flattering for both men and women with square face shapes.

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Classic Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Cat-eye sunglasses are well-known for giving that vintage classic look as they impersonate the shape of your face and eyebrows and balance out your strong jawline. They tend to provide a fun, flirty vibe and their embellished top rim adds a vintage look, giving a refreshing mood. For this look, we love the Wilow cat-eye sunglasses accentuated with a golden rim around the browline, these frames look stunning on square face shapes!

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Coloured Oval Sunglasses

Oval sunglasses are the best for a square face as they soften the face's strong angles and give a more balanced look. Adding a bright pop of colour to your shades will provide you with a rejuvenating effect, and it even helps you make a bold statement at the same time. The Stella tortoise sunglasses are the perfect pair for a fashionable and bold look if you have a square face!

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Aviator Sunglasses

Aviator sunglasses have a lightweight metal frame and comparatively large-tinted lenses, which helps soften the face's sharp angles. Since the aviator shape is a classic sunglasses shape, you can find them in many different styles and variations.

If you're looking for a pair of sleek metal aviator frames for a classic look, we recommend the Leo aviator sunglasses. On the other hand, if you would like to opt for a vintage fashion look, we recommend the Ash vintage aviator sunglasses for a cool retro look!

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Browline Sunglasses

Browline sunglasses look very flattering on square face shapes. The angled corners of the frame balance out the straight lines of the chin and jaw structure. Browline sunglasses give an alluring effect of lifting to square faces. For this look, we recommend the Tom & Cat bamboo cat-eye sunglasses with gradient polarized lenses, these unique shades with an accentuated browline are classic and easy to style with any outfit!

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Things To Consider When Buying Sunglasses

-Question: What type of sunglasses is best?
Answer: Sunglasses with 100% UV Protection lenses are the best choice. These types of sunglasses will offer the full protection you need from the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays!

-Question: How can we tell our sunglasses are UV protected?
Answer: We have to look for the label that says a hundred percent protection against both UVA and UVB. Sometimes it says hundred percent protection against UV400.

-Question: Do darker sunglasses provide more UV protection?
Answer: Darker sunglasses lenses decrease the amount of visible light passing. On the other hand, the lens with lighter tints does not provide more excellent protection from UV rays.

-Question: How can we determine face shapes?
Answer: Determine face shape, measure the width from ear to ear. Then both our forehead and jawline at a distance between the top of the forehead and our chin. We'll find out our shaped face from these proportions.

-Question: How do we measure frames?
Answer: Knowing the right measurement for our frames is essential to shopping online. Some numbers are inside of the temple arm, and they are our frame measurements. We can also try measuring by hand. We need to measure from the temple screw to the temple screw. For temple length, we need to measure from the temple screw to the temple tip. For more information on sunglasses size measurements, check out our Sunglasses Size Guide!

-Question: What are the available standard sizes and dimensions of the sunglasses?
Answer: The sizes and dimensions of the sunglasses can vary from one to another style. We can find these specifications in the product description of engraved dimensions on the inside of the frame. All Kraywoods wooden sunglasses are categorized into three sizes for you to choose from: Small fit, Classic fit and Large fit.


Now that you've learned about your face shape and which sunglasses are best for your square shape face; there are still a few things that you need to remember before you make your selection.

As an accessory, eyewear is meant to balance and give variations to your facial features. hence it is best to avoid choosing sunglasses that are square or rectangle if you ask me why! It is because, when you add more angles to your proportional and strong face, your face might look more rigid and wide.

Another tip is to opt for dark coloured frames as a light coloured round frame will not give much contrast to your facial lines that a darker colour would. If you follow these simple little tips while choosing your pair of sunglasses, you will already vibe your look with your perfect eyewear. To find out more, you can check out our guide: How To Choose The Best Sunglasses