Girl talk: Sunglasses that fit to the shape of your face


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Winter is not yet over, but shopping for the right sunglasses to enhance looks for summer getup is all right to do early. It is quite frustrating picking the pair of shades with the style you really like that seems off to your face. You know it is about the shape of your face that making the sunglasses a little or truly awkward for you but sometimes you just deny it to yourself.

Apart from consulting your best buddy or someone who is a fashionista, try to be independent when shopping for your accessories. The way to have the best sunglasses is to get to know well your face shape before the style of this accessory.

It’s all about shapes

Sunglasses (and other eye wears) are designed to six face shapes, so there is that pair that would really fit to you. If you aren’t sure about the shape of your face, measure your cheekbones, jaw line, face length (from center of the hairline to bottom of the chin), and forehead. This will provide you accurate result that will guide you in buying your eye accessories.

After getting the measurements, here are the guidelines if you have oblong, round, diamond, heart, square or oval face and the recommended style of sunglasses.

Oblong or long

Oblong-shaped face has few angles and is long and narrow. Face is longer than wider. Celebrities who have this shape are Sarah Jessica Parker, Ashlee Simpson, and Liv Tyler. So, if you think you can’t quite trust your instinct, try to search for these celebrities’ styles to get an idea on what to grab at store.

Oversized glasses works best for long faces; however, make sure that the outer corners of the pair are parallel to your temple and cheekbones. This means too large lenses would make your head look small, but too small frames might be leaning toward looking like an egg-shaped head. Aviator type of sunglasses also enhance the look of people with this face shape.


If the width of your forehead, cheekbones, and jaw are equal, then you’ve got that round face. It’s non-angular, which gives you soft features even full cheeks. Why not check the celebrities who got that round face as well to also get the idea on what to buy? Here are some of them: Kate Bosworth, Cameron Diaz, Kirsten Dunst, Fergie, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Williams, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

The right pair of sunglasses for round-shaped face is the one that makes the face look longer, thinner, and sharper. Obviously, angular pair would give wonder. Rectangle and square eye wears are also the key to looking great wearing sunglasses.


An oval face is often emphasized by high cheekbones and balanced features, which make this shape of the face the most versatile one. Girls who are gifted with this shape are lucky for the reason that they can wear almost any type of pair. Say hello to Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Rihanna and tell them you are part of the round face team.

Butterfly and rectangle frames offer round face beauty and style even cat-eye frames enhance the look because of the full cheeks.


Got wider forehead and narrow jaw line and pointy chin? If yes, you fall for heart-shaped face group. It is also known as inverted triangle. Because pointy chin becomes the focal point on the face, cat-eye frames with rounded edges will give the balance look for this type of face. Rimless and aviator lenses are also ideal for heart-shaped face.

Check Rachel Bilson, Katie Holmes, Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon, and Ziyi Zhang eye accessories if you’ve got this shape of the face because they have the same ones as yours.


People who have equal width of forehead, cheekbones, and jaw definitely got the square-shaped face. Their face features are angular and sharp, particularly the jaw line. Many famous photographers claim that people who got this shape are photographed the best. You may take a look at photos (and eye accessories as well) of Helena Christenen, Demi Moore, Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightley, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jessica Simpson to see for yourself.

Aviator, shield, and round frames soften the sharp features of squared-shaped faces, particularly the jaw line. It also makes the face wider than making it longer than it already is.


You can tell if one has diamond-shaped face if the pair of cheekbones is widest of them all, I mean widest on the face. The jaw line and forehead have same length. Rimless, semi-rimless, and oval frames highlight more of the eyes and soften the cheekbones. Celebrities like Tyra Banks, Brandy, and Jennifer Love-Hewitt will tell you more about it.

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