The Best Sunglasses for a Diamond Face
Which sunglasses shape is best for diamond faces? Our belief: Any shape of sunglasses can look great on any face shape. The “right” pair for you is simply the pair you love most.
However, as you shop, you might be wondering if particular styles of sunglasses can complement or counterbalance certain elements of a diamond-shaped face. To help, we’ve put together this overview of sunglasses silhouettes that tend to work well with diamond faces—and why they do.
Do You Have a Diamond Face Shape?
Let’s find out if you have a diamond-shaped face. Push your hair back from your face (if needed) and look in a mirror. Or, you can look at a full-face photo of yourself, like a selfie. Then, see if you spot any of these common features of a diamond-shaped face:
- High, prominent cheekbones that form the widest point of the face
- Roughly equal jawline and forehead widths
- Narrow forehead
- Small, somewhat pointed chin
- Strong facial angles
Diamond is one of the rarest face shapes. Diamond-shaped faces are wider in the middle and narrower at the top and bottom. The length of a diamond face is similar to that of an oval face, though a diamond face has straighter lines.
Keep in mind that analyzing face shapes is no exact science. Most people have elements of a few different face shapes. So, there’s no need to worry too much about your face shape when picking out sunglasses.
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Best Sunglasses for a Diamond Face Shape
When people do want to shop for sunglasses based on their face shape, it’s usually because they want the sunglasses to either highlight or counterbalance elements of their face.
It’s worth repeating that any sunglasses can look great on any face shape. But we do have some suggestions below if you’re interested in finding sunglasses that play up (or down) certain facial features.
The curves of round sunglasses can balance out the angles of a diamond face. Plus, the contrast between the round frames and the sharper lines of a diamond face can make an eye-catching statement.
Like round sunglasses, oval sunglasses offer a counterbalance to a diamond face. But unlike round glasses, oval sunglasses are elongated horizontally. This extra width mirrors the wide cheekbones of diamond faces and complements them nicely.
Cat-eye sunglasses might make you think of the 1950s. But in the decades since, cat-eye frames have been reimagined in countless variations, making this classic eyewear shape timeless and versatile.
The cat-eye’s hallmark feature is its upswept tips or “wings” at the temples. Similarly, the bottom rims of cat-eye sunglasses also follow an upward curve. These dual upward slopes counterbalance a tapered chin and accentuate prominent cheekbones, making cat-eye sunglasses particularly well-suited for a diamond-shaped face.
Violet Magnolia with Polished Gold
Rectangular sunglasses have wider, more horizontal frame shapes. The width helps to accentuate a diamond face’s prominent cheekbones while counterbalancing a narrower forehead and jawline.
Aviator sunglasses are a classic style that complements several face shapes. Because aviator sunglasses are widest near the browline, they can offset a narrower forehead.
The inclusion of a brow bar, the line connecting lenses at the top of a frame, can enhance the balancing effect of the aviator shape. You might find a brow bar on some other sunglasses shapes, but they’re a distinctive feature of aviators.
Daring Sunglasses for a Diamond-shaped Face
The sunglasses you choose to wear can certainly make a fashion statement. Plus, you might not wear sunglasses as often as regular eyeglasses, creating a prime opportunity to try a fun and unexpected shape.
So, if you’d like to express yourself with what some might consider more daring options for a diamond-shaped face, check out the styles below.
You’ve probably heard the saying, “If you’ve got it, flaunt it.” If you’ve got a diamond-shaped face, you can shine the spotlight on those angles with square sunglasses. Square frames are about as angular as they come, so they’ll highlight any similarly sharp lines.
Geometric sunglasses can be described as those that have an unconventional shape. For instance, they might be octagonal or hexagonal.
Because they’re not typical frame shapes, geometric sunglasses are a bold choice for any face. But geometric frames with especially prominent angles can really play up the angular characteristics of a diamond face shape.
Oversized sunglasses have seen a resurgence of popularity, perhaps because they make a statement on any face shape. Sometimes, very large sunglasses can overpower a narrow, diamond face. But if you like the aesthetic, go for it.
The Best Sunglasses Are the Ones You Feel Great In
Just remember: No matter your face shape, any sunglasses you love are the “right” pair for you.
Can’t decide whether to get a more complementary style or a more adventurous one? Who says you have to choose? 😉
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