Summer Shades For Every Face Shape

A guide for buying your best pair of sunnies yet!
by Athena Cartagena   |  May 1, 2013
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Sunglasses are quintessential accessories for us, not only in the summer, but all year round, especially in a tropical country like ours. With different trends and designs coming out every fashion season, there seems to endless array to choose from. Knowing your face shape will help in picking out the pair that best accentuates your features and highlights your looks. Not sure of your face shape? Use this helpful guide from The Beauty Department and read on to find the best style for you!

Oval
The proportions of forehead, cheekbones, and jaw are balanced. Most styles will look good on your well-proportioned face. You can go from the classic wayfarers to en-vogue geometric and circle glasses.

Square
You have an angular face with a strong jawline and broad chin. Shades with circular lenses and rounded frames will help soften your face’s angles. Cat’s –eye or aviator shades are popular styles that will flatter your face.

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Heart
You have a wide forehead and cheekbones and a narrow chin. Sunglasses that are wider at the bottom, like aviators, also add width and balance your face. Oversized sunnies will also achieve the same effect!

Diamond
You have a narrow jawline with a small forehead and chin. Emphasize your cheekbones with cat-eye and oval sunglasses with thin frames and delicate detailing!

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Oblong
You have a long face with narrow chin and cheeks. Oversized pairs or glasses with embellished top frames and temples will add width to your face. Also, try to stray away from frames  that are too narrow or thin.

Round
You have full cheekbones and a narrow jaw and forehead. Go for sunglasses that have angular shapes that will lengthen your face. Round styles will just add to your face’s plumpness and emphasize full cheeks.

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