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The Best Sunglasses for Every Face Shape

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There’s a certain magic to sunglasses. The right pair can make you feel instantly confident and take a great outfit to the next level. (They’re also just plain practical, protecting your delicate eyes from UV rays, dust, and whatever else the wind blows your way.) But with an infinite array of shapes and colors to choose from, how are you supposed to you know which style suits you best? You could go the trial and error route and try on a million pairs, or you could consult our guide to the best styles of the season for every face shape. See all of our picks, below.

The Best Sunglasses for Round Faces

If you have a round face, the classic advice is to go for a squared-off lens shape, like a Wayfarer. But if that doesn’t sound particularly exciting to you, anything sharp and angular adds just the right amount of visual intrigue.

The Best Sunglasses for Square Faces

Frames with softer edges tend to complement square shaped faces—it’s a classic, timeless look that always works. But if you want to go for a more striking, intense look, try something with sharp angles at the upper corners.

The Best Sunglasses for Heart Shaped Faces

Aviators also work well on heart shaped faces, as do rimless styles—another retro look that’s been making a big comeback.

The Best Sunglasses for Oval Faces

Those with oval faces might love the look of a classic cat eye, or more narrow, oblong lenses that play well with proportion.

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