10 Best Sunglasses for Triangle Face Shape [UPDATED]

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• Updated on 4 May 2022 • Chelsea from Kraywoods


Sunglasses are no ordinary accessory - they're a year-round essential! From the frosty days of winter to the scorching heat of summer, a trusty pair of shades can be your ultimate style companion. Not only do they add a touch of effortless cool to any outfit, but they also provide crucial protection for your eyes against harsh UV rays, wind, and debris. Plus, with so many styles and designs available, you can easily find a pair that complements your face shape and personal taste. Men's sunglasses and women's sunglasses never go out of style, and you can be sure to enhance your outfit with a stylish pair on any day!

That being said, choosing the right sunglasses for an extra fashionable can be a little tricky. Sometimes, you can find yourself in an "eyewear" pickle. In other words, you may like a certain type of frame that will not make you look good when you try it on. With so many different styles and sizes, how can you narrow it all down? The answer is simple; study your face shape.

If you have a triangle shaped face, then this blog is specially made for you! Let's explore the best sunglasses for triangle face shapes.

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Characteristics of Triangle Shaped Face

Having a triangle face shape can often make you feel overlooked. This type of face shape can be split into two. Before explaining the difference between them, you can do your test at home to determine which category your face shape falls under. In order to do the test, you have to focus on four things:

  • Forehead
  • Cheekbones
  • Jawline
  • Face Length

Measure these four components in centimetres or inches and write them down to determine which is the largest. By doing so you can find the perfect glasses for your face shape.

As referenced before, there are different sides to the same coin. The first side, which is also called the triangle face shape, is very distinctive. It can often be referred to as the pear shape or the base-down triangle face shape. It is the exact opposite of the heart-shaped face. Also, it is described as bottom-heavy. If your face is long, your forehead is narrow, and your jaw is wide; you have a triangle face. Therefore, finding stylish sunglasses, for triangle face shape characteristics, will balance your facial features while making you chic. What a challenge!

Woman with triangle over her face, Guide of a triangle Face Shape

The second side, called the inverted triangle face shape or base-up triangle, is more common, feminine and similar to the heart-shaped face. A broad forehead and a pointed chin are signs of having an inverted triangle face. According to a study done by Science Daily, face shapes can have hidden meanings.

In other words, some personality traits are associated with your triangle face shape. People with an inverted triangle face are considered creative, artistic, fiery, and powerful. You are a person, by nature, who is driven, determined and destined for greatness!

Woman with upside down triangle on her face, Guide of an Triangle Face Shape

Finally, have you ever wondered which celebrity's face shape is a replica of yours? These are some of the triangle face shape celebrities: Jennifer Anniston, Victoria Beckham, Lucy Liu, Reese Witherspoon, Chloe Grace Moretz, Geena Davis, Minnie Driver, Shailene Woodley, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Pattinson, Ryan Gosling, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jude Law etc.

Celebrity with a triangle face shape, Reese Witherspoon
Celebrity with a triangle face shape, Ryan Gosling
Celebrity with a triangle face shape, Jennifer Aniston

How To Choose Sunglasses For Your Triangle Face Shape

As mentioned earlier, the one form of glasses frames you had your eye on may not be the right one. It's okay to be bummed out. Many different factors assist your eyewear shopping experience, such as skin tone, hairstyle, personal taste, etc. As stated by the Vision Council, three main points should be taken into thought when choosing any eyewear frame for your triangle face:

  • Eyewear should match your best feature.
  • The frame shape should contrast your face shape.
  • The frame size should be in proportion with your face size.
  • Firstly, if you own a base-down/pear shape/triangle-shaped face, you are advised to choose a heavy frame in colour and details on the top half. This adds width to your narrow forehead.

Also, the number one rule to buying any cool sunglasses can be described in one word: balance. So, to balance a large jawline and chin, use spacious glasses frames at the top with a bold upper rim. It is more stylish to draw attention to the upper part of your face. Secondly, if you own a base-up/inverted triangle face shape, you should do the opposite. It would help if you didn't make your prescription eyeglasses noticeable. On the contrary, you can style your glasses frames by choosing lighter colours with rimless frames. As a result, your triangle face will appear long, and your broad forehead will be understated.

Lastly, it would be best if you kept in mind that purchasing some new eyewear means you have to digest how to size your trendy sunglasses properly.

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Best Sunglasses For Triangle and Inverted Triangle Shaped Faces

So, now that we have arrived to the golden prize, it's time to ask: What glasses shapes look good on triangle faces? If you happen to have one, there are a variety of shapes and styles of trendy sunglasses that will work best to flatter your face and accentuate your beautiful features. If you follow this guide, you'll be sure to turn heads wherever you go!

1. Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Generally, this type of glasses frames has been in style for so many decades. Altina Schinasi originally designed it in the 1930s. She was walking by an optician's store and noticed the lack of stylish options for women. Today, it is among one of the few eyewear that will go well with many face shapes. If you have a triangle face, the Cat-Eye will look perfect on you! These stylish sunglasses with sharp edges will give attention to the upper part of your face. Cat-eye sunglasses are all about femininity.

Women will feel glamorous, chic and attractive with this look. And, nothing screams fierce like the Willow cat-eye sunglasses made from bamboo and accentuated with alluring golden accents.

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We just can't seem to get enough of cat-eye sunglasses, we had to add one more! Cat-eye frames bring confidence and style to any outfit. You can't help but fall in love with a pair once you try them on. As mentioned earlier, tortoiseshell cat-eyes, like the Sky sunglasses, are the best type of stylish glasses for triangle faces.

They are designed with a winged-out rounded frame. In addition, Sky includes keyhole bridge and original Ebony Wood arms featuring high-end materials. The modern design feature gradient grey polarized lenses. Also, the tortoiseshell sunglasses have a feminine silhouette that will look flattering on any face shape including triangle faces.

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2. Rectangle sunglasses

Many people believe that rectangle glasses is ordinary. They tend to stay away from it because it doesn't keep up with their level of fashion. That's where you are wrong. Rectangle sunglasses are ideal for triangle face shape. The fine-edged eyewear gives you a sporty, architectural look. These frames can break up the structure of your face and balance out your triangle face shape by making your face look thinner and longer. If rectangular sunglasses are your choice, then we recommend Hazel sunglasses with gradient brown lenses and slim golden arms for an on-trend look!  

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3. Oval Sunglasses

Everything looks good in designer frames. Oval sunglasses are appealing to a triangle face. Whether it is rimless, half-rim or full-rim, they complement your face. Oval eyewear is the safest choice for both men and women. You want to choose glasses frames that are proportional to your width and length of your face. Oval-shaped frames will soften all the hard angles. The Ralph Wooden Sunglasses made from layered walnut and ebony wood are perfect for a fashionable and sustainable choice!

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4. Aviator Sunglasses

Originally, aviator glasses were made to protect the pilot's eyes against all different elements. They were first made in the 1930s. But, it wasn't until the 1970s that Aviators were a fashion statement. This type of cool sunglasses is considered to be for both genders. They are meant to be worn under a headgear. They are characterized by large, tear-drop shaped lenses that cover the entire eye area. If you want to feel like Tom Cruise in Top Gun, then you can go for the Leo black aviator sunglasses for a cool and edgy look!

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5. Clubmaster Sunglasses

Popular in the 1950s and 1960s, these types of cool sunglasses were widely known, specifically, in the United States of America. They are referred to as browline sunglasses for their pronounced browline which is the top part of the frame. What makes it so unique is the massive upper part of the frame. They can possess some detailing on the temple. Whatever design you decide to go for will help you balance your forehead's narrowness while making your chin and jawline seem small. If you are a fan of this look, you can opt for Black Jaguar clubmaster sunglasses for a classic and trendy look.

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6. Round Sunglasses

Circular sunglasses are also known as tea-shades. These types of vintage sunglasses are, particularly for the inverted triangle face. Yes, we are talking about you, base-up people! Round glasses have been around for a long time. Musician John Lennon was one of the first to debut the round sunglasses, which made it demanding in the years to come. Circular sunglasses have a fresh modern approach to a classic style. It's a trendy and fashionable look for both men and women. You can opt for the unisex Lennon round sunglasses.

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7. Square Sunglasses

The 1960s are known for the square sunglasses. Well-known French singer-songwriter, Francoise Hardy, was often seen wearing white-square shaped sunglasses. Back then, every woman wanted to be like her. Men and women with an inverted triangle face shape can enjoy squared glasses shapes. They offer extra height, and they are evenly proportioned.

Are you looking for a pair flatters your triangle face and enhances your look? Then you can opt for the Oxford two-toned sunglasses.

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Stylish glasses for triangle faces are not really hard to find. You just have to find out which category you belong to, whether it's triangle or inverted, then you'll proceed to shop. Now that you have an idea of what square sunglasses may look like, would you ever consider upgrading your shades? We're talking about going BIG! Like Cosmo sunglasses.  

The oversized square frames are designed with an alluring grey tortoise frame. In addition, it includes a raised bridge and luxurious Ebony Wood arms for comforting style. These bold sunglasses feature gradient brown polarized lenses protecting your triangle face from dangers of the sun.

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8. Wayfarer Sunglasses

Ray-Ban manufactures wayfarer sunglasses since 1956. These glasses frames were popular in the fifties and the sixties. They returned center stage in the mid- 2000s. Wayfarer sunglasses are initially the standard plastic-framed sunglasses shape. They have rounded lenses along with a horizontal bar that rests on your nose. Countless celebrities wore wayfarer sunglasses, such as Tom Cruise, in his movie Risky Business in 1983. Later on, Leonardo DiCaprio wore it in his 2013 role in The Wolf of Wall Street. However, till this day the aviator vs wayfarer debate is still ongoing. Which frame is better in your opinion?

The advantage is that wayfarers mostly work on all face shapes including triangle. Even so, if you have an inverted triangle face shape, you can go for the classic Challenger wayfarer sunglasses equipped with luxurious ebony wood arms.

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Is triangle face shape attractive? To sum it up, people are always on the lookout for the next best thing. Stylish sunglasses and other eyewear are the ones to go for. Both men and women want to look like their favourite celebrities and influencers. So, it is evident for them to observe and take notes of the trendiest.

For cool sunglasses, you can never go wrong. Nothing completes a chic look like a good pair of shades. Nonetheless, it would be best if you remembered to choose what fits your features better. The design you want may not be the design you need. As the late Karl Lagerfeld once said: "Sunglasses are like eye shadow: They make everything look younger and pretty." If you want to shop more looks, check out our full collection below!

By Rachad Kabbara