How To Find the Perfect Sunglasses for Your Face Shape
Jun 27, 2011 - by Amanda Gabriele
With so many sunglasses out there in the fashion-sphere, making a choice (or five) can be an overwhelming experience. Color and tint must be taken into consideration, but most importantly, does the shape of the shades look good on that gorgeous face of yours? A great pair of sunnies will balance and highlight natural features. Check out the guide below for our recommendations on finding the perfect pair of sunglasses for your face shape.
Oval - Lucky you! People with oval-shaped faces look good in most sunglasses. But to best flatter and highlight your features, you should look for sunglasses that are broader than the widest part of your face. Go ahead, movie star, grab the biggest shades you can find. Check out some of our favorites below.
Clockwise from top left: Tory Burch Stud Temple Sunglasses $165, bloomingdales.com
Karen Walker Bunny Sunglasses $180, g argyle.com
Marc by Marc Jacobs Oversized Square Sunglasses $130, nordstrom.com
Topshop Black Oversize Round Sunglasses $32, us.topshop.com
Square - The very architectural square face is characterized by a wide forehead and distinctive jawline and cheekbones. You want to make your features look longer, and choosing frames with rounded edges will do just that. Look for oval and round sunglasses to flatter your chiseled features. We love these four styles.
Clockwise from top: Squint Topshop Tortoiseshell Round Oversize Sunglasses $45, us.topshop.com
Oliver Peoples J Gold Oval-Frame Acetate and Titanium Sunglasses $390, net-a-porter.com
Roberto Cavalli Wrap Sunglasses $360, endless.com
Prism Paris Round-Frame Acetate Sunglasses $375, net-a-porter.com
Heart - Almost like a triangle, the heart-shaped face is distinguished by a wide forehead, high cheekbones and a pointy chin. Choosing a pair of sunglasses that mimic this shape are best, making aviator frames perfect for your face. But any sunglasses with wider tops than bottoms will do. Here are some great pairs.
Clockwise from top left: Topshop Black Plastic Aviator Sunglasses $32, us.topshop.com
Old Navy Wire-Frame Aviator Sunglasses $9.50, oldnavy.gap.com
Ksubi Atik Charcoal Tiger Print Sunglasses $329, superette.co.nz
H&M Red and Metal Sunglasses $5.59, hm.com
Round -A round face is well, round, and needs to be balanced with harder edges. Square and rectangular frames will look best because they bring out the angles in your features. These styles are some of our favorites.
Clockwise from top: Oliver Peoples Myriel Square-Frame Metal Sunglasses $390, net-a-porter.com
ASOS Whistles Gray Retro Sunglasses $77.58, us.asos.com
Kirra Cut Up Square Black Sunglasses $9.99, shop.pacsun.com
The Row Rectangle Wrap Frame Sunglasses $325, barneys.com
What is your favorite pair of sunnies to complement your face shape?