Find the Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

heart-shaped face

Heart-shaped: Wide forehead and cheekbones; narrow chin

Choose: Cat-eye, round.
Skip: Overly embellished glasses, says David Rose, designer for Salt Optics.
oblong face shape

Oblong: Long face; narrow chin and cheeks.

Choose: Oversize or wrap styles.
Skip: Frames that are too narrow for your face.


oval face shape

Oval: Balanced forehead, cheekbones and jaw.

Choose: “Any shape works on you,” says Rose. Softly angular frames play up an oval face.


square face shape

Square: Broad forehead, square jawline

Choose: Round, oval, cat-eye
Skip: Sharp, geometric shapes.


round face shape

Round: Full cheekbones; narrow forehead and jaw.

Choose: Wide, rectangular frames.
Skip: Round frames or colored lenses, which exaggerate fullness

By Brooke Kosofsky Glassberg and Clarissa Cruz
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