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The Right Shades For Your Face Shape

Thankfully for us, we live in a tropical country that allows us to enjoy sunny weather almost all-year-round. This also means we have a pretty good excuse to continuously shop for items usually reserved for beach season, including a nifty pair of sunglasses!

This otherwise basic piece of accessory is a staple in most of our closets, but admit it—how many times have you fallen prey to a cute pair you end up not wearing because it doesn't actually fit your face after all? So consider this: The next time you step out to buy a pair of shades, arm yourself with the info on what works for your face shape best. Check out our quick guide to shades-shopping below:

What's your face shape?

 

1. OVAL

If you've got a proportioned face shape like Jessica Alba, you're in luck because this face shape can usually pull-off just about any type of sunglasses! This is the part where you go trendy with your choices, because let's face it—not everyone can! Try cat-eye shades, retro shapes, and even classics, and have fun with it!

 

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Editor's Picks:


Saint Laurent Studded Jagged Frame Sunglasses

 


Dita Silica Sunglasses

 


Thierry Lasry Red Cat Eye Sunglasses

 

 

2. SQUARE

This rare face shape is quite tricky in the sense that you don't want to make it appear wider than it actually is. While it sure can be quite challenging to find one that fits perfectly, an easy tip is to look for rounded, curved type sunglasses that complement your face. Beautiful actress Leighton Meester rocks her square-shaped face with a pair that's effortlessly chic, and an instant classic!

 

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Editor's Picks:


Sprinto Ladies' Sunglasses

 

 

3. ROUND

If you've got a nice round face, square and Wayfarer-type sunglasses are your best bet to help complement the roundness. You would want to avoid sunglasses that mimic the shape of your face, so going for those defined corners is a great idea! Do as Kate Bosworth does with shapes that flatter!


Photo via Kate Bosworth Instagram (@katebosworth)

 

Editor's Picks:


Fendi Eyewear Peekaboo Sunglasses

 


Jacques Marie Mage 'Hortense' Sunglasses

 


Gucci Eyewear Gold Brown Havana Tortoiseshell Sunglasses

 

 

4. HEART

This unique face shape allows you to enjoy Aviator-type sunglasses to your heart's (pun intended) content! This allows you to follow your face shape, ultimately complementing it and highlighting your best features. Try to avoid shades that have XL frames to avoid looking like an alien or a bug though! Check out how Reese Witherspoon rocks her heart-shaped face!

Photo via Reese Witherspoon Instagram (@reesewitherspoon)

 

Editor's Picks:


Dolce & Gabbana Tinted Aviator Sunglasses

 


Sprinto Aviator Shades

 


Karl Lagerfeld Retro Sunglasses

 

Lead photos via @emitaz