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Best Sunglasses for Triangle-Shape Face

Best Sunglasses for Triangle-Shape Face

Author name: Meredith Marmurek 


When it comes to sunglasses, the most important feature to look for is 100% UVA-UVB lens protection. Once you have that, you should buy a pair that you like and are sure to wear whenever you go outside. 


If you’ve ever shopped for sunglasses, you know how good it feels to find the perfect pair. While most styles look good on a variety of face shapes, some may flatter a triangle-shaped face more than others 


Read on for tips to help you find the perfect sunglasses for your triangle face shape. 

How to Tell if You Have a Triangle-Shaped Face 

Follow these steps to know for sure if you have a triangle face shape: 


  • Get a soft tape measure, a piece of paper, and a pen or pencil. 

  • Stand in front of a mirror and move your hair away from your face.  

  • To measure the length of your face, hold the tape measure vertically with the top at the highest point of your forehead. Then roll it down to the bottom of your chin and write down the number.  

  • Next, measure the widest part of your face. This can be your forehead, cheekbones (just under the outer corners of your eyes), or your jawline. Write down that number. 

  • To measure your jawline, hold the tape measure at the tip of your chin and out to just below your ear. You can repeat this on the other side of your face or multiply the number by two to get the full width.  

  • Now look at the shape of your jawline. Is it round or angular? 


If your jawline is angular and it’s also the widest part of your face, you have a triangle-shaped face.  


Your face shape may be less common than others, but that doesn’t mean it will be harder for you to find the best sunglasses for a triangle face shape.  

Characteristics of a Triangle-Shaped Face 

Take a look in the mirror. If you have these characteristics, you may have a triangle face shape: 


  • Narrow forehead 

  • Cheekbones no wider than your forehead or chin 

  • Broad, square jawline 

  • Flat chin 


Not sure what you’re looking for? The following celebrities have a triangle-shaped face: 


  • Timothée Chalamet 

  • Rihanna 

  • Scarlett Johansson 

  • Harry Styles 

What Sunglasses Suit a Triangular Face Shape? 

Plenty of sunglasses styles complement triangle-shaped faces. Here are some things to consider when you’re shopping for sunglasses:  


  • Balance – When choosing shades, look for frames that are wider at the top to draw the eyes up. This style creates balance with your broader jawline.  

  • Proportion – Look for a style that will complement your face, not overpower it. Consider frames with color and details at the top to draw the eye up.  

  • Comfort – Great-looking sunglasses can’t protect your eyes if you don’t wear them. Make sure the pair you choose is comfortable and fits securely on your face.  

4 Best Sunglasses for Triangle Faces 

Some styles will flatter your face shape more than others. Some of the best sunglasses for a triangle face shape include: 

Cat Eye 

The classic cat-eye design is easily recognizable thanks to the upswept outer edges. This retro style draws attention to your eyes and accentuates your cheekbones. 


The iconic aviator frame is another flattering choice because the brow bar brings emphasis to the top of your face.  


Rectangle sunglasses look good on most face shapes. The wider design of this frame shape balances your features by calling attention to the top third of your face. 


Club-style frames have been around since the 1940s and they’re still popular today. This timeless shape has a bold “browline” at the top of the frame and thinner rims surrounding the lenses.  


Tips for Every Face Shape 

The most important reason to wear sunglasses, no matter what face shape you have, is to protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. These rays can damage your eyes on both sunny and cloudy days if they’reyour eyes are not protected. That’s why it’s important to wear sunglasses with 100% UVA-UVB lens protection any time you’re outside. 


Once you’ve found your perfect frame shape, you can customize your sunglasses to fit your lifestyle. Here are a few options to consider: 


  • Polarized lenses – Polarization reduces glare and enhances contrast to help you see better and more comfortably in bright conditions. 

  • Mirrored lenses – Our mirrored lenses provide a fully reflective, high-fashion look along with maximum sun protection. 

  • Reading sunglasses – The lenses in our SunReaders® have reading strength magnification so you don’t need to switch between readers and sunglasses to read outdoors. 


We have a wide variety of sunglasses that are fashionable and functional — you’re sure to find a pair that looks great on your triangle-shaped face. Plus, all our sunglasses and reading sunglasses come with 100% UVA-UVB lens protection and scratch-resistant lenses.  




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The sources listed here have been provided for informational purposes only. The citation of a particular source does not constitute an endorsement or approval of EssilorLuxottica products, services, or opinions by such source. 


*Like Foster Grant, Eyebuydirect, All About Vision and AAV Media, LLC are affiliates of EssilorLuxottica.