Shady Lady: How to Choose the Right Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

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Shady Lady: How to Choose the Right Sunglasses for Your Face Shape
With soft curves, few angles and a shape that's as long as it is wide, a round face is most flattered by angular frames that add definition.

DOLCE & GABBANA Wire Trimmed Cat-Eye Sunglasses $315

RAY-BAN Oversize Clubmaster $150

BURBERRY Cat-Eye Sunglasses $190

Soften your defined jaw and chin with round or oval-shaped frames.

LINDA FARROW FOR THE ROW Clear Rounded Sunglasses $460

KAREN WALKER Super Duper Sunglasses $308

BOTTEGA VENETA Cat's-Eye Acetate Sunglasses $435

With a narrow forehead and balanced proportions, your shape can be flattered by any sunglasses. (Lucky you!)
Try aviators or cat-eye sunglasses that will best accentuate your narrower jaw line and high cheekbones.

STELLA McCARTNEY Oversize Cat Eye Sunglasses $225

JUICY COUTURE Juicy 516 Aviator Sunglasses $125

GUCCI Metal Aviator $310

There are few accessories that can say as much about a woman upon first glance as her sunglasses. Is she glamorous? A little mysterious? Too cool? A total tomboy? You might say they reveal as much as they conceal...

We all love to envision ourselves in a fantasy life when we try on sunglasses. (Or is that just me?) You can be a modern-day Jackie O. in oversize black frames or the classic cool girl in metal-frame aviators. The only bummer about trying to get into character with a variety of shades is that not every style will look it's best on every face.

Knowing a little about which styles and frames best flatter your face shape will help you feel confident when you're going incognito. (Or just stepping out to run errands.)

So how to do you choose the right sunglasses for your face shape? The defining features that help name your face shape are your forehead, cheekbones and chin. Your face might be round, square, heart-shaped, long or oval-each of which has a stylish and summer-ready style perfect for inspiring your own fantasy character.

To illustrate the different face shape and help you find your best summer sunglasses, browse our celebrity-inspired slideshow.

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