Sunglasses aren’t just there to protect your eyes; they can also help transform your whole look. Once you’ve determined your face shape (pull your hair back to get a clear view of your face), choose among these flattering sunglasses we’ve gathered for you.
(balanced forehead, cheekbones, and jaw)
You have the most ideal face shape, so choosing a pair shouldn’t be a problem. You can pull off pretty much anything. Just don’t go ultra-circular. Feel free to don aviators, cat-eye sunglasses, or square frames.
Pick frames that are at least as wide as the widest part of your face.
Wear it big and wild and still look good.
(narrow forehead, wide cheekbones, and narrow chin)
Your face is angular so you need to soften it. Both oval and square designs work, especially if in upswept fashion. The key is to maintain balance and draw the eye up to the top of your face.
Emphasize your eyes and highlight your cheekbones with butterfly frames.
Look for rimless or semi-rimless frames with detailing.
(full cheekbones, narrow forehead and jaw)
You are known for your plump cheeks. Make your face look longer and slimmer with square or rectangular frames. Avoid something round which will only exaggerate the fullness of your face.
Wear geometrically-shaped frames to counter the roundness.
Thick frames are encouraged to thin out the face.
(Buy your sunglasses straight from the store or you may choose to have your frames and lenses customized. Rita Optical Shop Incorporated offers this service. They also carry sunglasses from Oakley and Ray-Ban.)
(broad forehead, wide cheekbones, and square jawline)
Your face has equally strong features with your forehead, cheekbones and jawline having about the same width. Minimize the sharpness by avoiding angular frames. Go for curved, narrow or oval styles.
Soften your features with oval or round sunglasses.
Downplay your jawline with gradient lenses—dark on top, lighter at the bottom.
(wide forehead and narrow, pointed chin)
Your face is almost oval, save for your chin that tapers to a point. Emphasize your eyes to soften up the lower half of your face. Cat-eye shape, aviators, and rimless will do the trick.
Choose light-colored frames as dark ones emphasize your forehead.
Opt for lenses with round bottom to tone down your pointed chin.
(long face; forehead, cheekbones and jawline are about the same width)
Your face is longer than it is wide, with angular lines. Avoid frames that are too narrow for your face. Oversize or wrap styles will soften and shorten it.
Jackie O shades is the way to go.
Minimize your elongated appearance with this wrap-style pair.