It's always a good idea to try on a variety of sunglasses until you find a style that works best for you. Rule of thumb: When shopping for the perfect shades, go for frames that don't mirror the shape of your face. We put together a quick guide with our top picks for the four most common face shapes: oval, heart, round and square.
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Celebs like Cameron Diaz look best in wide-shaped glasses. Angular frames narrow round faces.
Great options for your round shape:
Montpellier Sunglasses by Lacoste ($250, call 800-272-2042 for store locations)
Braided Temple Sunglasses by Valentino ($295, saksfifthavenue.com)
Endurance Aviator Sunglasses by Carrera ($130, saksfifthavenue.com)
Metal Topline Plastic Sunglasses by Forever 21 ($5.80, forever21.com)
It’s all about balance and proportion when choosing the right shades. Folks with heart shapes, like Jennifer Lopez, should look for square glasses.
Great options for your heart shape:
Vintage Square Sunglasses by Marc by Marc Jacobs ($130, saksfifthavenue.com)
Prelude Sunglasses by Lucky Brand ($88, call 877-Lucky-31 for store locations)
Wire Aviator Sunglasses by Urban Outfitters ($10, UrbanOutfitters.com)
Butterfly Frame Sunglasses by Prada ($245, net-a-porter.com)
People with oval-shaped faces, like actress Jessica Alba, look good in just about any sunglasses. Feel free to experiment with whatever catches your eye.
Great options for your oval shape:
Dominique Sunglasses by Coach ($198, coach.com)
Emmy Fade Sunglasses by Delia’s ($12.50, delias.com)
Oversize Metal Aviator Sunglasses by Topshop ($30, topshop.com)
Large Round Sunglasses by Gucci ($325, gucci.com)
People with square shapes should try to avoid frames that are flat on the bottom. Cat-eye styles would work well on Disney starlet Selena Gomez.
Great options for your square shape:
Printed oval sunglasses by Emilio Pucci ($375, net-a-porter.com)
Oversized "Cat Eye" Plastic Sunglasses by Ray-Ban ($129, Bloomingdales.com)
Darla Sunglasses by Kate Spade ($148, macys.com)
SKU# 498163 RA5078 by Ralph ($79.95, sunglasshut.com)