How To Find The Right Sunglasses For Your Face Shape

April 26, 2016 by Isabel Jones
shefinds | Style

It’s easy to find an eye-catching pair of sunglasses and decide immediately that they’re the ones for you. Unfortunately, sunglasses shopping is a lot more complicated than *meets the eye* ;) In addition to finding a pair you L-O-V-E at first sight, you need to find a pair that complements the unique shape of your face. Read on below to find out which frames are most compatible with your face shape.

A) Heart-shaped

If you have a heart-shaped face (your forehead is significantly wider than your chin), you should be wearing aviators. The silhouette of the aviators mimics the structure of a heart-shaped face — broad top (forehead) that tapers into a narrow bottom (chin). Just make sure you choose a pair that doesn’t overpower your features.

B) Oval

If your face is oval (long and thin with a slightly narrower chin), you have a lot of freedom when it comes to frame selection. You can pull off basically any style as long as it’s proportional to your face — keep in mind, you’re not a Powerpuff Girl.

Tory Burch Open-Inset Monochromatic Cat-Eye Sunglasses, Gold/Tortoise ($200)


C) Round

If your face is round (it’s about as long as it is wide), choose square frames or wayfarers. It’s a balancing act between your face shape and your sunglasses’ frames, so a rounded face looks best when paired with an angular frame. Conversely…

Balenciaga 52MM Acetate & Metal Square Sunglasses ($390)

D) Square

If your face is square (broad forehead and strong jawline), you should wear rounded frames. Again, balance is key — an angular face needs a rounded frame to even it out.

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