The best sunglasses for every face shape


There is a certain magic in sunglasses. They have transformative power: the right pair can instantly give you confidence and take a great outfit to the next level. (They’re also just plain practical, protecting your delicate eyes from UV rays, dust, and whatever the wind blows at you.) But with an endless array of shapes and colors to choose from, how are you supposed to know which style suits you best? You can go the trial and error route and try on a million pairs, or you can check out our guide to the season’s best styles for every face shape. See all of our picks below.

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The best sunglasses for round faces

If you have a round face, the classic advice is to opt for a square lens shape, like a Wayfarer. But if that doesn’t sound particularly exciting to you, the fashionable wraparound frames and shields look fabulous too.

The best sunglasses for square faces

Rounder frames (which include oversized styles as well as the ’90s-inspired oval styles we see everywhere) and aviators tend to complement square face shapes.

The best sunglasses for heart-shaped faces

Aviators also work well on heart-shaped faces, as do rimless styles, another retro look that’s making a big comeback.

The best sunglasses for oval faces

Those with oval faces might like the look of a classic cat eye or narrower oblong lenses that play nicely with the proportions.

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