Finding that pair of sunglasses you just can’t live without is easier than you think when you match them to your face shape.
Searching for a new pair of sunnies but have no idea where to start? Use the silhouette of your face to guide you in the right direction. Like your fave pair of jeans or your go-to LBD, certain styles fit better than others — and because of that, you feel more confident rocking them. Our trick is to distract from what you don’t love and enhance what you do. It’s that easy.
Round. Your face is widest across the middle from ear to ear. (Like Jennifer Aniston, Selena Gomez and Miranda Kerr.) Offset the curves with angular and defined structures. Think classic square, oversized rectangles and accented cat eyes. Our fave finds: retro Ray Bans, Prada’s Curved-Temple Sunglasses and Jimmy Choo’s colorful Mirrored Dana Cat Eyes.
Heart. The best styles mirror your natural face shape, wider on top and smaller on the bottom. This avoids creating a bottom-heavy look that rounds out your silhouette. Our top picks? Aviators and oversized circles. These styles also look fab on Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and Zooey Deschanel, who also have heart-shaped faces. Channel your inner ’70s-babe with Nasty Gal’s I Still Love You NYC Maze Circle Shades (and they’re under $70!). Donning a moody look? Saint Laurent Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses are edgy enough to turn some heads.
Oval. This is the jackpot of face shapes when it comes to finding shades that fit. Celebs who share the look? Béyonce, Charlize Theron and Rihanna. We love oversized squares, wraparounds and the updated aviator which tend to soften the face. Upside-down yet right-side-up Emilia 57MM Square Sunglasses by Chloé are posh, perfect …and pricey. A wraparound never looked so good as FT0009 WHITNEY by Tom Ford. Trying not to deplete your funds? Flattering Warby Parker Hattie is rockstar quality at a cheap-chic price.
Square. While girls with round faces rock the square frames, gals with square shapes should opt for rounded, curved sunnies that offset sharper angles and features. Celebs that fall into this category? Olivia Wilde, Angelina Jolie, Lea Michele and Rachel McAdams. Aviators, cat eyes and butterfly shapes work brilliantly. We love the budget-friendly Kittie Cat-Eye from Urban Outfitters or the Victoria Beckham Happy Butterfly style (guess you gotta pay to play).