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Find The Best Sunglasses For Your Face Shape

Whether you’re oval, square or somewhere in-between, we’ve got you covered with a selection of the best sunglasses to flatter your face shape
By Ingrie Williams, Emily MacCulloch
Sunglasses for Every Face Shape

An unexpected colour or material may be what initially catches your eye when shopping for sunglasses, but that shouldn’t be your starting point. “Face shape is the first thing you need to consider,” says Sebastien Brusset, lead product designer at eyewear company Ollie Quinn. “While we draw design inspiration [for] from architecture and the environment, face shape is a primary consideration once we get down to the technical drawings. The goal is to design a frame that can be worn by many people, feels comfortable and accentuates a person's best features.” So when shopping for your next pair, look for a frame that balances the proportions of your face. And in this case, the rule of opposites will generally lead you to the most flattering fit: However your face zigs, your ideal sunglasses should zag.

If your face is square or rectangular…

Key features: A strong jawline (think: Olivia Wilde or Demi Moore). Best frame shape: Circular. “Typically, round glasses suit people with a more angular face and sharper features because it softens them. Round metal frames are incredibly popular right now,” says Brusset.

If your face is round…

Key features: A face that's the same height and width, with a rounder chin, jawline and cheekbones (think: Selena Gomez or Emma Stone). Best frame shape: Square. “A rounder, softer face tends to be well-complemented by more angular glasses because of the way it frames and defines the face,” says Brusset.


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If your face is heart-shaped…

Key features: Prominent cheekbones and a defined chin (think: Kerry Washington or Reese Witherspoon). Best frame shape: Cat-eye. “Cat-eyes tend to open up and compliment most features and give a beautifully feminine feel. A heart-shaped face really benefits from this balance,” says Brusset.

If your is oval…

Key features: Forehead and jaw are the same width, with your forehead slightly broader than your jaw (think: Jessica Alba and Beyoncé). Best frame shape: All of the above, plus oversized. “Oversized sunglasses can always be pulled off as long as you wear them with confidence,” says Brusset.

As for colour and material, that comes down to personal preference and style. Here are our top picks for every face shape:

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If your face is square or rectangular shaped…

Sunglasses for Square Face like Olivia Wilde

Ollie Quinn

Square- or rectangular-shaped face: Jaz sunglasses, $149, olliequinn.ca

Ollie Quinn Jaz Sunglasses, Sunglasses for Every Face Shape
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Le Specs

Square- or rectangular-shaped face: No smirking round-frame acetate mirrored sunglases, $105, net-a-porter.com

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H&M

Square- or rectangular-shaped face: Sunglasses, $13, hm.com

H&M Sunglasses, Sunglasses for Every Face Shape

If your face is round shaped…

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Warby Parker

Round-shaped face: Nancy sunglasses, starting at $150, ca.warbyparker.com

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Toms

Round-shaped face: Traveler by Toms Paloma Matte Horachata Sunglasses, $95, toms.ca

TRAVELER by TOMS Paloma Matte Horachata, Sunglasses for Every Face Shape

Michael Kors

Round-shaped face: Adrianna II sunglasses, $185, michaelkors.ca

 

Michael Kors Adrianna II Sunglasses, Sunglasses for Every Face Shape
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If your face is heart shaped…

Sunglasses for Heart Shaped Face like Reese Witherspoon

Call it Spring

Heart-shaped face: Rerrasien sunglasses, $12, callitspring.com

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Ollie Quinn

Heart-shaped face: Hannah sunglasses, $149, olliequinn.ca

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Michael Kors

Heart-shaped face: Abela II sunglasses, $205, michaelkors.ca

Michael Kors Abela Sunglasses, Sunglasses for Every Face Shape

If your face is oval shaped…

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Foster Grant

Oval-shaped face: ITEM8 TS.9 sunglasses, $50, clearly.ca

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H&M

Oval-shaped face: Sunglasses, $18, hm.com

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Urban Outfitters

Oval-shaped face: Venice oval sunglasses, $22, urbanoutfitters.com

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Bonlook

Oval-shaped face: Womance sunglasses, $145, available at bonlook.com

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