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First Things First: Diagnose Your Face Shape

First Things First: Diagnose Your Face Shape

Finding the right sunglasses for your face shape is going to be difficult if you don't know what your shape is. According to Brown, your face is considered round if the width and length are roughly the same. (You don't need to bust out a ruler, just estimate this by measuring the span with your fingers). You have a square face if your jawline is strong and your forehead is broad. An oval-shaped face is "long and thin, with a chin slightly narrower than your forehead," says Brown. And finally, a heart-shaped face is wider at the forehead but significantly narrower at the chin. If you're still unsure where you fall, ask someone: "Anyone working at a glasses store or makeup counter will be trained to tell you what your face shape is." Easy enough.

Round Face

Wayfarers or Square Frames

If your face is round, like Michelle Williams's, go for square frames or wayfarers. "Angular lines balance the roundness of your face and add definition," says Brown. Think of it as getting faux cheekbones with strategically placed sunglasses instead of contoured makeup. The worst frames you can wear if you have a round face? Anything that mimics the shape. "Round faces should avoid circular frames, especially smaller ones, as these will make your face appear more round," explains Brown.

Express Clear Heavy Brow Mirror Lens Sunglasses

Elizabeth & James Wayfarer-Style Acetate Mirrored Sunglasses

Hawkers Carbon Black Daylight One

Westward Leaning Pharaoh 09

AJ Morgan Square Sunglasses

Square Face

Round Frames

It stands to reason that if square frames balance out a round face, round frames balance out — you guessed it — a square face, like Rosario Dawson's. "You can soften a strong face shape by choosing frames with curved or rounded corners," says Brown. "Just make sure they're the right proportion. The larger your face, the larger the frames should be." And placement is important, too. "Those with square faces should choose frames that extend past the widest part of their face." This will give a rounder overall silhouette to your face. As for what to avoid, Brown cautions against anything with "boxy or angular corners. You need something to balance your face shape, not exaggerate it," she says.

Illesteva Porto Round-Frame Sunglasses

American Eagle Outfitters Gold Round Sunglasses

Gap Round Frame Sunglasses

Zara Metallic Sunglasses

Mango Contrast Arm Sunglasses

Heart-Shaped Face

Aviators

If you have a heart-shaped face like Scarlett Johansson, look for aviators. Unlike your square and round-faced sisters, you actually want to mimic — not contrast — your face shape. Aviators are typically wider at the top and tapered at the bottom, so they complement the outline of a heart-shaped face. Again, proportion is important here: "If you have small, delicate features, don't choose large, heavy frames," says Brown. "If you have more dramatic features, you can choose larger frames." To sum that up: If you look like the Olsens, don't wear Olsen-style sunglasses. That's when you wander into bug-eye territory.

Boohoo Hexagon Tinted Lense Aviator Sunglasses

Kendall & Kylie Lexi Aviator Sunglasses

Quay Muse Sunglasses

Forever 21 Melt Metal Mirrored Sunglasses

Oval Face

Anything Goes

If you have an oval face shape, consider yourself lucky. And not just because you share something in common with Eva Mendes. "Most styles work well on this face shape, so you can mix it up," says Brown. You can pull off trendy cat eyes, classic wayfarers, and round John Lennon glasses — take your pick. Your main concern should be the size and the proportion to your features, cautions Brown: "If you have smaller features, avoid thick, large frames, as they'll overwhelm your face." Another consideration for anyone with an oval face is avoiding frames that are too wide; there shouldn't be a large gap between the sides of your face and your sunglasses. "Choose glasses that are the same width as your face, not wider," says Brown.

Le Specs Playgirl

Gucci Cat Eye Sunglasses

J.Crew Franny Sunglasses

Urban Outfitters Sadie Slim Oval Sunglasses

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