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How to Choose the Best Sunglasses For Your Face Shape

By Rachel Burt  

Choosing sunglasses that look great on you is not always easy. There are some styles that will work to complement your unique features and some that will not do your beauty justice. Most celebrities have their personal stylist work very hard to transform their look and present to the public the best version of themselves. 

The great news is that you do not have to be a celebrity to be the best version of yourself; so, without further ado, here are tips on how to pick sunglasses for your face shape. 

First, identify your face shape:

1. Heart-Shaped: Features include a wide forehead and cheekbones, and a narrow chin. For a heart shaped face, choose sunglasses that are bigger in style and add width to the lower part of your face or those with round edges. 

Yes: Cat-eye sunglasses; aviators; and round-shaped sunglasses.
No: Overly embellished glasses. 

2. Oblong: Features include a long face with a narrow chin and cheek width. The right frames will visually shorten and soften the face to balance the length. 

Yes: Oversize sunglasses or wrap styles.
No: Frames that are too narrow for your face.

3. Square: Features include a broad forehead and a square jawline.

With such strong features, i.e. a strong jaw, wide forehead and wide cheek bones, you want frames that will help soften your features. Thus, try playful sunnies with soft and rimless edges. 

Yes: Round sunglasses; oval sunglasses; and cat-eye sunglasses.
No: Sharp geometric shapes.

4. Round: Features include full cheekbones; and a narrow forehead and jaw. With fuller and rounder cheeks, find frames that help make your face look longer and thinner.  Oversized, rectangular, and angular sunglasses set-off the roundness. 

Yes: Wide, horizontal and rectangular frames.
No: Round frames or colored lenses.

5. Oval: Features include a balanced forehead, cheekbones and jaw. An oval face is a bit longer than it is wide. But because of its more balanced proportion, you can pull off almost any round or square frame. Play around, try soft angular frames with dark or colorful colors. 

Yes: Round or square frames. 
No: Too big, or too small. 

My favorite twins, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, know how to pull-off the biggest and roundest square frames you can find...their face shape? I will let you guess. Until next time...signing-off from New York City.  

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