Finding affordable sunglasses that don’t look like you didn’t just blindly grab them at the drug store can be a challenge. Finding sunglasses to fit your large head — that’s a whole new level. Luckily, we understand the challenge and have some suggestions to help you find the perfect pair of sunglasses.

Don’t know if you’re in need of wider sunglasses? Here are a few signs that you might need a pair of wide or extra wide sunglasses:

  • If you’re constantly getting headaches from wearing sunglasses that are too tight for your face.
  • If the temples of your shades stick out further than the widest point of the frame.
  • If you’ve ever tried on a friend’s pair of shades only to break them.
  • If you can’t fit any of the sunglasses in stores on your face.
  • If someone has sarcastically implied your sunglasses do not fit, by saying, “Hey those sunglasses realllllly fit your face.”

So what size frame should you look for if you have a big head? Our wide styles start at 139mm when measured on the inside of the frame from hinge to hinge. If you have a pair of glasses or sunglasses that fit you well now, we recommend measuring that pair to help guide your shopping.

Lucky for you, we have plenty of wide sunglass frames. Here are our best sunglasses for big heads, organized by frame shape, to keep you looking like you didn’t just buy shades from the children’s section.


Unlike that friend that always leaves you behind, our aviators are the wingman you can count on. This classic style looks best on wide, square or oval face shapes. Try our extremely popular mirrored aviator style, Caliber. which is featured below. Another of our top choices for wide aviator shades is Marin, which adds some pizazz with colorful mirrored lenses.

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Retro Square Sunglasses

Big and bold, retro square sunglasses look best on wide, round faces. This is because the square shape of the frame adds dimension to the soft edges that are characteristic of round face shapes. For a classic look, we suggest our polarized Drifter sunglasses, featured below.

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Round Sunglasses

Round shades are making a comeback, and look particularly good on square faces. Our Grafton shades shown below have a plastic front with a metal bridge and temples for a classic retro round look. If spring hinges are your thing, our metal Parker frame is your best bet.

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