Buying sunglasses can sometimes turn into a daunting task, but with a few key tips, finding the perfect sunglasses for your specific face shape can be a breeze! As much as you may admire those gigantic glam shades on Nicole Richie or Audrey Hepburn’s timeless cat-eye sunglasses, it’s very important to take YOUR specific face shape into the equation. As a matter of fact, you shouldn’t even your start your eyewear shopping endeavors without figuring out your face shape first, then knowing which sunglasses styles best complement it!
We want our sunglasses to not only protect our eyes from the sun, but we want them to make us look our best. Make sure you're steering clear of shades that detract from your good looks and gravitate towards sunglasses that help you put your best face forward:
For ROUND faces:
Play up more angles on your face by contrasting the round edges with sunglasses that feature sharp edges, a dramatic cat eye or opt for more rectangular or squared lenses. This helps balance out some of the roundness and elongates the overall look of your face.
For SQUARE faces:
Those with a stronger jawline should steer clear of sunglasses that are too angular. Look for more rounded sunglasses such as aviator shades and the super-popular retro round shades to soften sharp angles.
For HEART faces:
Sunglasses with a more exaggerated bottom or slightly rounded shape bring balance to the face by downplaying the width of the forehead while softening the sharpness of the chin.
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For OVAL faces:
Pretty much anything goes with this balanced face shape! Lucky you! Have fun with bold sunglass shapes like an oversized cat-eye frame or keep it classic with Ray-Ban Wayfarers or a timeless pair of aviators!