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Fashion Friday - How to Find the Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

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  With a few weeks left of summer, I thought I'd share a post from O, The Oprah Magazine which has a great guide for helping find the best pair of sunglasses for your face shape.  Sometimes when I go shopping for a new pair of sunglasses I'm not quite sure which style to look for, so I end up trying on several pairs until I find the ones I'm happy with.  This great guide should help us all find that great pair much quicker!

#1 Heart-Shaped Face

heart-shaped face
(wide forehead and cheekbones; narrow chin)
Yes: Cat's-eye, round.
No: Overly embellished glasses, says David Rose, designer for Salt Optics

sunglasses Wide arms make the forehead look narrower.
$10, Foster Grant

sunglasses Upswept corners give a futuristic twist.
$99, See

sunglasses Blue lenses draw attention to the eyes.
$125, Nicole Miller

sunglasses Surprise! The arms of these shades are speckled.
$145, DVF Eyewear

#2 Oblong Face

oblong face shape
(long face; narrow chin and cheeks)
Yes: Oversize or wrap styles.
No: Frames that are too narrow for your face.

sunglasses Giant Jackie O shades come with a retro price tag.
$6, Forever 21

sunglasses Wide, gradient frames provide broad coverage.
$25, Loft

sunglasses Neutrals look appropriate year-round.
$225, 3.1 Phillip Lim

sunglasses A dash of aviator, a touch of '80s—so sleek.
$320, Derek Lam

#3 Oval Face

oval face shape
(balanced forehead, cheekbones and jaw)
Yes: "Any shape works on you," says Rose. Softly angular frames play up an oval face.

sunglasses Gunmetal accents supply a lot of style for the price.
$28, Chico's

sunglasses The raised bridge emphasizes cheekbones.
$88, Ann Taylor

sunglasses Vivid turquoise pops against any skin tone.
$125, Lacoste

sunglasses Great aviators: rich tones, nice size, polarized lenses.
$400, Salt Optics

#4 Square Face

square face shape
(broad forehead; square jawline)
Yes: Round, oval, cat's-eye
No: Sharp geometric shapes—they emphasize an angular profile

sunglasses Owl-eye frames offset the planes of a square face.
$24, Nicole Lee

sunglasses Exquisitely finished aviators have etched arms.
$175, Tory Burch Eyewear

sunglasses Olive frames feature rhinestones on each arm.
$175, Vera Wang

sunglasses Swap basic black shades for versatile navy.
$300, Jil Sander Eyewear

#5 Round Face

round face shape
(full cheekbones; narrow forehead and jaw)
Yes: Wide, rectangular frames.
No: Round frames or colored lenses, which exaggerate fullness.

sunglasses The wood-grain pattern is great on brunettes.
$20, Belgo Lux

sunglasses A popular '80s brand returns with sporty shields.
$120, Carrera

sunglasses Just try going incognito in gold-mirror-trimmed frames.
$450, DSquared2 Eyewear

sunglasses Two-tone glasses have sterling silver logos.
$500, Tiffany & Co.

#6 Any Face Shape

the miracle pair

The Miracle Pair
These butterfly frames look great on everyone!
$285; Modo for Jennifer Creel

                                         From the June 2012 Issue of O, The Oprah Magazine "Find the Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape"

   If you are still looking for a great pair of sunglasses, use this guide to help you pick your favorite pair.  Happy Fashion Friday!
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Thanks for this! Very informative. I think I'm at #3.

by Dessa0226 3 months, 1 week ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

I've been thinking about getting a new pair. Can't go without them in sunny FL ;)

by alictasia 1 year, 8 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

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