Paste 101: The Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

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Sure, you could pick the first pair of sunglasses that catch your eye and call it a day. But what if they aren’t the right match? Every face shape has a sunglass soul mate, and our breakdown will help you find yours.

1. Square


To offset the angles in your face, go with curvier frames like round and aviator. Something like these 60s-style sunnies will do the trick.

2. Oval


Longer oval-esque faces look good with a wider frame, because the horizontal orientation balances the face out. Try the butterfly-style, like these from Neiman Marcus. Oval faces often mean high cheekbones, and, to accentuate those bad boys, go for a frame that peaks in the corners, like a cateye.

3. Round

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If you’ve got a round face, basically do the opposite of what a person with a square face would do. Get those sharp angles you’ve always wanted with an angular frame, like these wayfarers. Square and rectangle sunglasses will perfectly offset your circular face. Because, while you can’t put a square peg IN a round hole, you can certainly put one ON it.

4. Heart


This is the one time you want a frame that mimics your face shape. Sunglasses that are wider on the top than they are on the bottom, just like your head, will compliment your lovable face. Aviator, semi-rimless and cateye styles are usually a safe bet. Try these classic Kate Spade cateye sunnies for style and synthesis.