The Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape, Once and For All

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What kind of sunglasses will you absolutely stun in? Well, it all depends on the shape of your visage and finding a proportional style of sunnies. (That pair of tiny sunglasses looks cute online, but will it actually suit your face shape? Maybe not!) And it'll take some trial and error to figure out what sunglasses style is best for your face. To assist you on your sunglasses journey, start by drawing inspiration from celebrities with similar facial structures, below. (I already took this little test and I'm pleased to report that my face most closely resembles Emma Stone's.) Now, match your shape to one of theirs and then shop the sunglasses that fall into that category. If you're still unsatisfied with the offerings, browse the sunglasses brands to know for 2020 (opens in new tab). And to continue to hunt for your favorite sunnies, now that you know what fits, from these selections (opens in new tab).

The Emma Stone a.k.a. Round Face Shape

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Rounder faces like Emma's tend to be widest across the cheekbones and narrower along the forehead and jawline. Rectangular and angular frames are always a safe bet, and the wide cheekbones can pull off oversized frames, too.

Sunglasses for Round Faces

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1. Chloe rectangular sunglasses, $335

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2. Lele Sadoughi cateye sunglasses, $165

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3. Loewe square sunglasses, $110

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4. Mango acetate sunglasses, $30

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5. Chimi kiwi sunglasses, $99

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The Angelina Jolie a.k.a. Square Face Shape

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With her square shape, Jolie's visage looks best paired with rounded frames that soften her angular features.

Sunglasses for Square Faces

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1. Charles & Keith round sunglasses, $56

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2. Celine shield sunglasses, $460

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3. Carolina Lemke x Kim Kardashian West oval sunglasses, $90

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4. Krewe aviator sunglasses, $275

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5. Zara two-tone sunglasses, $50

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The Jennifer Lawrence a.k.a. Oval Face Shape

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Oval faces can pull off any frame style. JLaw has an oval face, giving her plenty of options when it comes to frame shape, from borrowed-from-the-boys silhouettes to retro rounded styles. 

Sunglasses for Oval Faces

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1. Ray-Ban pink sunglasses, $180

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2. Saint Laurent heart sunglasses, $475

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3. Polaroid oval sunglasses, $50

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4. Illesteva grey sunglasses, $230

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5. Aperçu yellow sunglasses, $159

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The Kerry Washington a.k.a. Heart Face Shape

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Kerry Washington has a heart-shaped face, where her brow is broader at the top and her chin is more pointed at the bottom. This means angles of all kinds and wide, upturned frames are her friends. Go with light-colored styles or frames with exaggerated bottoms.

Sunglasses for Heart-Shaped Faces

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1. Bec + Bridge x Pared tortoise sunglasses, $195

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2. Thierry Lasry red acetate sunglasses, $375

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3. Le Specs oversized cat-eye sunglasses, $79

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4. Grey Ant acetate sunglasses, $88

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5. Mr. Leight 24K gold mirror sunglasses, $745

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Jaclyn Palermo
Jaclyn Palermo

Jaclyn Palermo is a Fashion Editor with the Hearst Fashion Group, specializing in accessories. Standing under 5 feet, she’s never afraid to make a big fashion statement, preferably at an art opening, and is always on the hunt for the perfect vintage home find in Brooklyn. Follow her on Instagram @j_palermo.