Choose the Right Sunglasses for Your Face

Jackie O, Victoria Beckham. Some superstar women have just done sunglasses right over the years and turned them into an ultimate accessory in the process. But when you walk into a boutique to try on shades, you don’t feel anything like a chic, mysterious woman of style. Don’t worry, you are one. You just need to choose the right sunglasses for your face.

“Face shape and choosing the right shape are important [when picking out sunglasses] because it pulls the whole look together,” said NYC celebrity stylist Brittney Ward.

Find your perfect pair and get ready to stop traffic everywhere from Times Square to your grocery store parking lot.

Oval Shaped

Masunaga image: precision eye care in huntington

Masunaga. image: precision eye care in huntington

Your Profile: Long and thin
Your Strategy: “The main focus is giving the face shape,” Ward said. “You want to bring dimension as far as width is concerned.”
Your Best Bets: Oversized, retro square and aviators

Round

Oscar de la Renta, 54MM Round Cats Eye Sunglasses image: lordandtaylor.com

Oscar de la Renta, 54MM Round Cats Eye Sunglasses. image: lordandtaylor.com

Your Profile: Similar to oval but instead of being thin, the face is a full circle. “You can tell you have a round face because the width and length are the same,” Ward said. Use your fingers to test.
Your Strategy: “You want to give dimension. You don’t want to do oversize because the face already has the width but just needs some shape.”
Your Best Bets: Square, retro square and cat eye

Heart

Maui Jim image: precision eye care in huntington

Maui Jim. image: precision eye care in huntington

Your Profile: A wide forehead that gets narrow towards the chin area and prominent cheekbones.
Your Strategy: Find sunglasses that have more dimension at the top. “If you put a skinny frame with a wide forehead it’s going to look unbalanced. You want to balance out the face with thicker frames at the top and keep it narrow towards the bottom.”
Your Best Bets: Square, retro square and sport

Square

Tom Ford shield sunglasses image: precision eye care

Tom Ford shield sunglasses. image: precision eye care in huntington

Your Profile: A strong, prominent chin and jawline and broad forehead
Your Strategy: “We don’t want to put any angles on that face, it already has enough angles. We want to calm them down.”
Your Best Bets: Round, aviators and shield

beth ann clyde

beth ann clyde

Beth Ann Clyde is a social strategist of Long Island Pulse. Have a story idea or just want to say hello? Email bethann@lipulse.com or reach out on Twitter @BAClyde.