16 pairs of sunglasses that look perfect on round faces

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Struggling to find sunglasses to suit your round face shape? You’ve come to the right place.

It’s never easy finding flattering shades, but there are a few things to look for. When it comes to round faces, contrast is the way to go. Choose sunnies that have a sharp angle or a bit more height to complement your face shape.

There’s nothing wrong with breaking the rules though. Wear whatever you feel confident in and the rest will take care of itself.

But if you don’t know where to start, we’re here to help. Here are the best sunglasses for round faces, with cat-eye, square and oversized styles from Rayban, QUAY, Urban Outfitters and more.

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Square

Square and rectangle sunglasses are a great match for you because they complement your soft features. Their strong lines balance out and elongate your shape. 

sunglasses for round face 2021 - Rayban Square II Polarized Classic Sunglasses

Square II Polarized Classic Sunglasses, £140, Rayban – buy now

Inspired by the brand’s iconic I-Shape legacy, the Square II is a classic.

Ace & Tate Bobby Large Tigerwood Sunglasses

Bobby Large Tigerwood Sunglasses, from £100, Ace & Tate – buy now

The chunky square frames are eye-catching but won’t overpower your face. Plus, they come in classic chic colours that can be paired with just about anything. 

QUAY After Hours Shield Sunglasses

After Hours Shield Sunglasses, £49, QUAY – buy now

Despite the name, these shades can be worn just about anywhere. The classic square frame is given an update with a subtle cat-eye addition – and don’t worry, they flatter you too.

Gucci Eyewear oversized square sunglasses

Oversized Square Sunglasses, £375, Gucci Eyewear – buy now

For those with a bigger budget looking for an investment pair, we love these oversized shades from Gucci in pastel green.

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Cat-Eye

Need a (frame) lift? Go for the cat-eye. It’s up to you of course, but we recommend those that have a sharp line instead of round shapes for the most flattering look.

sunglasses for round face 2021- Mango Cat-eye Sunglasses

Cat-eye Sunglasses, £17.99, Mango – buy now

They don’t come better than this. The shape, the colour of the frame, the tint on the lens, and the affordable price — what’s not to love?

Urban Outfitters Angled Cat Eye Sunglasses

Angled Cat Eye Sunglasses, £18, Urban Outfitters – buy now

The cat-eye gets an update with these shades from Urban Outfitters. In 2021, go for angular and sharp cat-eyes for a modern look.

Recycled Frame Bevelled Cat Eye Sunglasses, £10, ASOS

Recycled Frame Bevelled Cat Eye Sunglasses, £10, ASOS – buy now

For a more classic cat-eye, opt for these affordable shades from ASOS. Team with a red lip for a sophisticated look.

Monki
Square cat-eye sunglasses in white

Cat-eye Sunglasses, £10, Monki – buy now

If you’re looking for a pair of shades that will go with absolutely anything, we recommend these white sunnies from Monki.

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Oversized

Whether they’re square, cat-eye, or aviators, they’ll work for round faces – as long as they’re oversized.

sunglasses for round face 2021 - Square Acetate Sunglasses

Square Acetate Sunglasses, £25.99, Zara – buy now

We’re sipping cold drinks while feeling the sweet summer breeze on our skin with this chic caramel pair.

H&M Angular Sunglasses

Angular Sunglasses, £9.99, H&M – buy now

Green is one of 2021’s coolest colours and these olive shades are ideal to highlight a tan.

Recycled Frame Oversized Flare Square Sunglasses

Recycled Frame Oversized Flare Square Sunglasses, £12, ASOS – buy now

Here’s your sign to get out of your comfort zone and try something bold. Flared squares? We love ‘em!

Monki cares
Oversized square sunglasses
£15

Oversized Square Sunglasses, £15, Monki – buy now

Monki always pulls it out of the bag when it comes to affordable and stylish fashion. We love these huge square shades.

Aviators

Aviators work in a similar way to oversized shades to flatter your features. Find pairs that sit higher on your face, so they frame your face by sitting above your cheekbones.

YDAOWKN Classic Vintage Aviator Sunglasses for Women Men Large Frame Retro 70s Sunglasses

Vintage Retro 70s Sunglasses, from £37.38, Amazon- buy now

As the resurgence of 70s fashion continues for SS21, we love these retro shades from Amazon.

BLK/BRNFD HIGH KEY aviators quay london

High key aviators, £49, Quay London – buy now

Classic aviator styles, like these shaded frames from Quay, are a timeless investment worth making.

ASOS DESIGN recycled frame oversized plastic aviator sunglasses in black

Oversized Aviator Sunglasses, now £4.20, ASOS Design – buy now

JimBob Sunglasses Poppy Lissiman

JimBob Sunglasses, £98, Poppy Lissiman – buy now

Poppy Lissiman’s summer shades come in a variety of colours. We can’t get enough of this pair, and while they’re a little more spenny than ASOS’, at under £100, they’re cheaper than many designer styles.

If you’re on a tighter budget, make the most out of ASOS’ summer sale with these oversized frames.

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