Choosing the Best Sunglasses to Suit Your Face Shape

In my previous post, I talked about choosing the right swimsuit to flatter your body shape. So what comes next? Picking a pair of stylish sunglasses to match your perfect bathing suit or sundress!


It’s sunnies time!
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Shades are not only an essential for summer – they’re also extremely useful for masking eye bags and dark circles, for concealment and relaxation as you nap on planes, and to prevent you from getting snow-blind on snowy landscapes. Bonus points for their ability to glam up your looks, of course.

Now, let’s learn from these celebrities how to choose the right pair of sunglasses for your face shape:

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Round Face

If you have a face like Selena Gomez or Isla Fisher, it’s wise to invest in a pair of sunnies with an angular frame to contrast a rounded jawline and add definition. Rectangular frames help elongate your face while cat eye frames help sharpen your soft features. Shades with an exaggerated bridge or top bar, which are now trending, help draw attention to the center of your face and hence make it look slimmer.

Square Face

On the contrary, square faces like Helena Bonham Carter’s, Olivia Wilde’s or Vanessa Hudgens’ require curvier frames to offset the strong jawline. Oversized aviators, rounded cat eyes and rounded sunglasses as seen in the movie Almost Famous will do you justice. The trending half-framed sunnies focus on the brows, making them another ideal match with angular faces.

Heart-Shaped Face

If you have a broad forehead and a narrow chin like Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, and Kylie Jenner, try a delicate, bottom-heavy frame. A wire or transparent plastic frame draws attention away from the forehead while bottom-heavy shapes such as aviators help offset your sharp jawline. Rectangular frames that extend beyond your face are also good for drawing the eye outward and complementing your face shape.

Oblong Face

For people with an oblong face like Amal Clooney, Anne Hathaway or Sarah Jessica Parker, the trick is to break up the long face shape with oversized glasses. Wide square frames or wayfarers help create the illusion of more facial width, and the same goes for accents on the hinges or temples, or a frame with extra thickness on the sides.