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Cool Shades: Stylin’ of Sunglasses

Jun 20, 2013

We know you want to look chic in your sunglasses this summer. Consider this your go-to guide on how to find the best style to flatter your face shape. Finding sunglasses to suit you can be tricky but if you go shopping armed with the right tips, you won't go home empty-handed and you'll have a cool and stylish pair you can wear to shield your eyes from the sun and give them UV protection year round, not just in the summer! Remember, the size of your sunglasses should be proportional to your face size. Don't swamp your features with huge oversized frames if you have a small face and vice versa. 

Heart-shaped Face

A heart-shaped face is defined by a wider forehead and a narrower jaw line with high cheekbones and a narrower chin like Reese Witherspoon. Go for dramatic cat-eye shaped sunglasses - not only are they retro cool, they will accentuate your face shape the best. 

Reese Witherspoon's heart-shaped faceReese Witherspoon's heart-shaped faceCourtesy of Yahoo

Asos cat eye sunglasses, $12Asos cat eye sunglasses, $12Courtesy of www.asos.com

Round Face

Rounder faces like Kirsten Dunst tend to have an equal width and length and features soft curves with few angles and fuller cheeks. Add definition with a pair of angular, square-shaped sunglasses.  Avoid round frames or frames that are too oversized as they will just emphasize the rounder rather than flatter your face shape. You want to highlight your best features, not hide them! 

Kirsten Dunst knows how to flatter her round faceKirsten Dunst knows how to flatter her round faceCourtesy of Yahoo

Asos square frame sunglasses, $15Asos square frame sunglasses, $15Courtesy of www.asos.com

Square-shaped Face

A square-shaped face like Lea Michele's is proportional in length and width and tends to have a defined jaw, square chin and a broad forehead. Try round glasses to balance out proportions! Soft, curved styles will balance the strong angles and soften your look. Steer clear of square-shaped frames and go for something rounded to look your best

Lea Michele has a classic square-shaped faceLea Michele has a classic square-shaped faceCourtesy of Yahoo

Topshop round sunglasses, $35Topshop round sunglasses, $35Courtesy of Topshop

Oval Face

If your face is oval-shaped like Kristen Stewart, sunglass shopping should be an absolute breeze because this face shape can pretty much wear anything! An oval face is defined by balanced proportions, a narrow forehead and jaw line, a slightly narrower chin and high cheekbones. Experiment with trendy styles or aviators for a sleek summer look.

An oval face like Kristen Stewart can pull off almost any shape!An oval face like Kristen Stewart can pull off almost any shape!Courtesy of Yahoo

Topshop striped sunglasses, $20Topshop striped sunglasses, $20Courtesy of Topshop

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