Find the perfect pair of sunglasses based on the shape of your face.
Looking for new shades to wear this summer?
Try these tips to pick out the best sunglasses based on the shape of your face, according to Jenny Feldman, senior fashion editor of Amazon's membership-only fashion store, MyHabit.
Diamond faces: A small forehead, high cheekbones, narrow eyes and a narrow jaw define a diamond-shaped face, so oval, rimless frames are best because they complement the wide cheekbones. The best sunglasses widen the forehead and downplay the cheekbones, Feldman said.
Heart faces: A wide forehead and low, narrow chin characterizes a heart-shaped head. Frames with the same width on both top and bottom balance a heart-shaped face, because they appear to broaden the jaw. Colored glasses work well because they attract attention to the top of the face, Feldman said.
Oval faces: People with oval faces, which are distinguished by high cheekbones and a chin narrower than the forehead, are lucky because most lenses are suitable for their faces, Feldman said. Experiment with different shapes, colors and styles as long as the size of the sunglasses are proportionate to the size of the face.
Round faces: Square or rectangle frames that lengthen or slim the face are best for round faces, which are characterized by a full face without cheekbone or jaw definition. Glasses with curves won't slim the face like rectangular ones will. Choosing sunglasses with dark-colored frames will also add dimension to a round face.
Square faces: A strong jaw, with a wide forehead, chin and cheekbones characterizes square-shaped faces. Round frames contrast angular features, soften the jaw line and add length to the face, making them perfect for people with square-shaped faces, Feldman said. The top of the frame should be high enough to downplay the person's jaw line.
Feldman added that frames should cover your eyebrows and be slightly wider than the widest part of your face. Your eyes should also be positioned in the exact middle of the sunglasses, both horizontally and vertically.