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How Should Sunglasses Fit - Ultimate Guide

Choosing a pair of sunglasses that truly fits you is both about feeling good and looking at your best. The more you try different pairs and get used to wearing sunglasses, the faster you’ll notice an interesting thing. Some pairs have a completely wow effect, emphasizing your facial traits in ways you haven’t even thought possible!

Of course, we could talk for hours about the differences that the right pair of sunglasses will make on your overall look. Still, it’s best that we stick to some essentials and that you keep those in mind while trying new pairs. Sooner or later, you’ll find one that fits you like a glove, and you’ll instantly know it’s the one.

Especially when you’re looking for designer sunglasses, “good enough” shouldn’t be a standard. Here’s how to look for the best!


How to find the sunglasses perfect for your face

Before you freak out and think it will take you ages, remember this. You don’t need to waste time, you just need to know what to look for, so you can quickly dismiss the models that don’t fit you and settle for one that makes you look at your best. From this perspective, there are two essential aspects to consider, before anything else:

  1. The color of the lens
  2. The position of the nose bridge

Let’s take a quick look at each one.

You might be surprised, but the lens color is more than just a fashionable detail. Did you know that if you have small eyes, darker lenses will have an amplifying effect, making them look larger? Or that if you have a dark skin tone, a light color for the lens, paired with a vibrant frame, will help the sunglasses blend well and make you stand out?

If you don’t know exactly what color to choose, consider that you should be looking for something dark and deep enough to make your eyes barely visible. And when you ponder between brown and black, purple or red, orange, grey or green, think of your skin color, but also of your hair color and apparels.

Oh, and if you have short face, know that the deep, aviator-style sunglasses are a big no for you. They’ll just create an effect of overpower that you’re better off.

For the position of the nose bridge, the rules are quite straightforward. The larger your nose, the lower you’ll want the bridge. If you have a small nose, look for a model with a high nose bridge. While for a medium-sized nose, a medium or even a low bridge will complement your face better than anything else.

One aspect you probably didn’t know of is that there are adjustable sunglasses on the market! If you can’t find a fixed model to suit you well, look up for the companies that produce sunglasses that adjust to the nose size.


How to tell that your sunglasses really fit?

In the beginning of this article, we mentioned that sunglasses should make you look at your best and make you feel good. So, this is the part where we show you how to pick a pair you’ll feel good with. Make sure that:

  • The frame will sit nice and firm on your nose and around your ears;
  • The sunglasses shouldn’t slide down on your nose;
  • Their weight should be even;
    • If you take them off and see indents on your nose, it means the weight is not evenly distributed between the ears and the nose;
  • The frame should sit far enough from your eyes so that the eyelashes won’t touch the lenses.


Now, you might also want to keep in mind that spring hinge models usually sit tighter on the face, without being prone to frame bending and without causing headaches.

But regardless of the style you choose, you should always make sure you’re getting the right size. Check all the details on the website, compare them with an older pair you know it was great for you, and make sure you also read the product description. You should see a recommendation in there, as to whether the sunglasses are best for wide, narrow, or average faces.