Clothing & Accessories

How to Order Sunglasses Without Trying Them On

With summer coming, it’s time to make sure you have a fab pair of shades. If you have your sunglasses from  years past, kudos. You don’t have to spend any money to replace them, which is always the best way to save. It’s like a sale of 100% off!

If, however, your glasses have become broken or misplaced, you’ll want to save when you upgrade. Places like Sunglass Hut offer a good balance of quality and price, plus they have free 2-day shipping and sales that can help you save even more money.

But how do you know if a pair of sunglasses will look good on you without trying them on? A good way to figure it out is to go based on your face shape.

Oval Face Shape


People with oval faces have long, vertical lines. Balancing length out with horizontal lines gives you the best look. While shopping, look for rectangular, boxy frames. While you’re lucky in that organic shapes will look good on you, too, rectangular frames are your best bet when you’re not in the store to try them on.

Square Face Shape


Those with a square face have a prominent jaw line. If you fall into this category, you will look best in organic-shaped frames. They could be completely round, or cat-eyed. Aviators are also best for this face shape.

Round Face Shape


If your face is perfectly round, you can give it the appearance of more length with Wayfarer frames. Ray-Ban just happens to have a new Wayfarer line out…and the lenses come in pink! Perfect for those who want to add a little more femininity to the utilitarian style.

Heart Face Shape


If you have a slight chin and prominent brow, you fall into the heart-shaped face category. The best shades for you will have thick frames along the bottom of massive lens.

Try them on at home

Still not 100% sure about purchasing online? The potential savings is worth it, but Sunglass Hut also provides a few options for making the prospect easier.

First, you can take a picture of yourself via the website to figure out what your face shape is in case it isn’t apparently obvious to you. (Don’t worry; this happens to a lot of people.) Then you can go back and pick out some frames that will fit your face.

The other option is to take advantage of their offer to ship you four frames for free. You keep them for five days so you can decide which ones look the best on you. Then you ship three of them back, and they’ll only charge you for the pair you keep.

Even if you don’t do the four frames for five days, there is always free shipping and returns, so if you end up ordering something you end up not liking, you can always opt to send them back.

But with so many tools and so much flexibility, you’re likely to get a pair that looks amazing on the first try.