The Best Sunglasses for Every Face Shape

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Sunglasses are the ultimate accessory to take your look from casual to chic in seconds (and hide tired eyes!), but where should you begin when shopping for the perfect pair?

It's all about finding the right frame, size and style for your face shape to accentuate your features and keep your eyes safe in the sun. Not sure where to start? Find the perfect pair of sunglasses to suit your face shape with our tips...
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Round-Shaped Face

You lucky thing – this season's favourite glasses will suit you perfectly! Thanks to the likes of Acne and Dolce & Gabbana, it's all about the detailing – so opt for embellished arms to give your face more definition. Bvlgari's detailed glasses are timeless, and add a touch of glamour to your look that's perfect for summer parties.

Alternatively, you could choose a rectangular style or horizontal frames to flatter. Since round face shapes tend to have fuller cheeks, you can make your features look longer with angular frames where the arm of the sunglasses connects at the top of the frame. This will draw attention to the top of your face for added length.
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Square-Shaped Face

You've got the cheekbones and jawline most women dream of, so make the most of it with a pair of oversized shades to complement your own defined framework.

Retro-style framed glasses with detailing on the upper corners will draw the eyes upwards and towards your great cheekbones. Plus, they have the added advantage of being a timeless style that you'll wear forever. 

Or if a thick frame isn't your style, try a round pair for juxtaposition. When finding the right style for you, the aim isn't to choose a design with hard, angular lines that will accentuate your strong features, but to soften them with a frame that's the opposite of your natural face shape. And as a bonus, round frames are the hottest style to be seen in this season.
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Oval-Shaped Face

Since you have balanced proportions, there aren't many styles that won't look great on you, so why not choose a stand-out pair?

Look for detailing on the arms to draw the eyes to your temples and add definition to your face shape. Colour gradient lenses are also a great option for you, as they draw the eyes upwards and towards your great bone structure.

You could even opt for a more fun, quirky style – heart-shaped frames are great for turning heads at a summer festival.
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Heart-Shaped Face

A heart-shaped face is characterised by a narrow chin, high cheekbones and wider forehead – and the great news is you can pull off almost all sunglasses. Stay away from oversized frames, though, as they'll drown your features. Opt instead for a classic cats-eye style in a unique shade to highlight your delicate features – and make a statement.

Or, to balance out your features, try a bigger style that will draw the eyes downward to add width to the lower part of your face. Avoid anything that sits too high, and try not to go too wide. Instead, try a frame with round edges to soften the angles of your face – a classic aviator is always flattering for you.
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Oblong-Shaped Face

Stay away from smaller wayfarer styles that are too narrow for your face, and instead opt for classic oversized designs to accentuate and chisel cheekbones. Wide, patterned frames will even out a longer face shape, and a tortoiseshell frame will never date.

To really make the most of your features, try an oversized design in a unique shape. Hexagonal sunglasses will add width and balance out your features. The thin, simple arms ensure that eyes are drawn to the lenses rather than the edges of your face – perfect!
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