What Are the Best Sunglasses for Your Face? We Have the Answer for You

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Sunglasses are currently one of the coolest accessories you could add to your look, but let’s be real here; no matter what the trends are and what celebrities are wearing, not everything will look good on everyone. Fact. To avoid never-ending trials, failures, and disappointment, it’s time to find out once and for all what frames will best suit your face.

One of the most important things to consider is the size of your sunglasses, which should be directly proportional to the size of your face. Don’t look for larger frames if you have a small face – or the other way around. It’s important to go for frames that complement the face by softening or drawing attention away from its more noticeable features. Before going ahead and selecting frames, think about what you want to achieve, such as optically widening a long face or drawing attention away from an area.

Here, Savoir Flair breaks it down by face type. You’re welcome.

Face Shape: Round

Aim for sharp, angular frames that will provide contrast to this soft face shape. Round frames are best avoided. Elongate with frames that are equal to or wider than the broadest part of your face. Sunglasses that are wider at the temples help draw attention away from the middle part.

What Are the Best Sunglasses for Your Face? We Have the Answer for You

Le Specs ‘Rapture’ Sunglasses

AED159 / SAR163

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Face Shape: Heart

Frames that broaden the lower part of the face work best – think: details at the bottom, aviators, and generally straight-top sunglasses. Round frames will also flatter women with a heart-shaped face.

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Alexander McQueen Sunglasses

AED1,249 / SAR1,275

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Face Shape: Square or Rectangular

First things first: Do you want to widen or lengthen your face? Choose horizontal frames to widen and vertical to lengthen.

If you have a square or rectangular face, opt for circular, soft silhouettes and dark, bold colors, all of which will direct attention away from strong features and add contrast. Round shapes will also balance out a narrow chin or high forehead, while tortoiseshell glasses will prove to be extra flattering as their color softens while their texture adds subtle lines.

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Taylor Morris ‘Vivien’ Sunglasses

AED817 / SAR835

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Face Shape: Oval

Often referred to as the ideal shape, oval faces can pull off pretty much anything. Experiment with shapes, colors, and bold silhouettes; the only goal is to give a nice contrast to facial curves.

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Illesteva ‘Leonard Mask’ Sunglasses

AED658 / SAR672

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Face Shape: Diamond

This is the rarest of face shapes. Oval and rimless frames work great for wide or high cheekbones, as do most glasses with strong brow lines. You’re basically looking for sunglasses that widen the rest of the face.

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Stella Mccartney Sunglasses

AED1,521 / SAR1,553

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