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The best sunglasses style for your face shape


WHILE many women are obsessed with shoes and bags, I'm obsessed with sunglasses. I'm even too embarrassed to come out and say how many pairs I own.

From designer ones to fastfashion cheapies, I have just about every shape and colour.

Most of the time, I'll buy a pair just because I think they're cool, with no regard to whether they actually suits my face or not. The classic cat-eye shape will always be my favourite, no matter what.

If you're looking to invest in an expensive pair of designer glasses or even looking for a new frame for your prescription glasses, we have a guide on how to pick the correct shape frame for your face shape.

But first, here's how to determine your face shape.

Square face shape: A square face has a strong, angular jawline, a wide forehead, and a square-shaped hairline.

Round face shape: A round face is characterised by a circular shape, with a wide hairline, full cheeks, and a rounded chin.

Oval face shape: An oval face shape is a combination of square and round. Typically, the forehead width is smaller than the cheekbone width, and the face is longer than it is wide.

Heart-face shape: The widest point of your face is the forehead, and your face gets narrower at the jawline.

Diamond face shape: A diamondshaped face has a narrow forehead and chin with wide cheekbones.

Here's what sunglasses shape will suit your face shape best.

Square face shape

If you have a square face shape, look for sunglasses with round or oval frames to help soften your features.

Round face shape

For round face shapes, sunglasses with angular frames, such as square or rectangular frames would suit you best. These can help create a more defined look.

Oval face shape

An oval face shape is the most versatile face shape, and you can wear almost any sunglasses shape.

Heart face shape

If you have a heart face shape, look for sunglasses with bottomheavy frames, such as aviators or cat-eye frames.

Diamond face shape

Oval or rimless frames are best suited for diamond faces. These can help soften your features and balance out your face shape.





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