Find the Best Sunglass Shape for Your Face

Don’t shy away from the bold sunglass styles that have hit local shops and boutiques recently. They’re strong, confident, colorful and just the right accessory to get you ready for some spring rays.

Styled by Heather Kane | Illustrations by Morgan Church

Mar 2016



A heart shaped face means there’s a good chance you’ve got a broader brow and a narrow chin. You can elongate your look to even out proportions with  light-colored frames, and oversized shapes or frames with exaggerated bottoms.






An oval shaped face is longer than it is wide, so try to stay away from shapes that are too big or too small.  Aviators, cat eye and square shapes will add contrast to your  face shape. 





A triangle face shape is widest at the jaw and narrows at the forehead. You want frames slightly wider than your jawline, and look for details on top. 







 Characterized by a broad forehead, strong jawline and square chin, square faces are generally proportional. Pick frames that are contrasting in shape to your face and avoid sharp corners. 







A round face shape is widest at the cheek bones. Try oversized angular rectangles and cat eye shapes that are wider than they are deep to show off those cheekbones and add dimension to your face. 


1. Quay black frame sunglasses with blue lenses, $40 at STAXX 
2. Michael Kors blue Havanna sunglasses, $213 at Vision Clinic 
3. Kate Spade Genelle black and ivory sunglasses, $170 at Vision Clinic 
4. Quay Circus sunglasses, $40 at STAXX 
5. Kate Spade Hello Sunshine mint tortoise cat eye sunglasses, $210 at Vision Clinic 
6. Diesel denim and tortoise sunglasses, $200 at Vision Clinic 
7. Ray-Ban gold and blue aviators, $213 at Vision Clinic 
8. Quay Breakfast Club clear sunglasses, $38 at STAXX 
9. Quay My Girl B tortoise with gold cat eye sunglasses, $40 at STAXX

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