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STYLE ADVICE

THE BEST SUNGLASSES FOR YOUR FACE SHAPE

By John Agnew, 2 June 2017

Some things are a match made in heaven. Sunglasses and your face, for one – whatever shape it happens to be. Just observe these five face types, match one to your own and grab yourself a flawless pair of shades.

John Hamm

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Square face

You’ve got a solid jaw, with a forehead that’s equal to your cheekbones. They’re strong features that work well with softer, rounded or Aviator-shaped sunglasses. Nothing too graphic or angled, and you'll be in the clear.

John Hamm in sunglasses

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Guys with this face shape: Brad Pitt, Jon Hamm, Armie Hammer.

The sunglasses: Aviators.

Russell Westbrook

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Round face

You’re a perfect circle (congrats), but be warned – you don’t want a case of roundness overload (basically, circular shades on a round face). But anything else – angular, square – and you’re golden.

Russell Westbrook in sunglasses

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Guys with this face shape: Kanye West, Zac Efron, Russell Westbrook.

The sunglasses: Wayfarers.

Jake Gyllenhaal

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Triangle face

Both triangular and diamond-shaped faces are generally characterised by a square-ish upper half and a more angular bottom, with a broad jawline that tapers sharply into the chin. You want something to accentuate your top half, like thicker square or brow-line shades.

Jake Gyllenhaal in sunglasses

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Guys with this face shape: Chris Pratt, Ryan Gosling, Jake Gyllenhaal.

The sunglasses: Clubmaster.

ASAP Rocky

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Oval face

You’re more vertical than horizontal, with the widest point of your face sitting at the cheekbones. It’s a pretty versatile face shape – you can rock rounded or angular frames with ease. Your only watch-out? Don’t go too big or too small, as it'll create an unequal look.

ASAP Rocky in sunglasses

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Guys with this face shape: Justin Bieber, ASAP Rocky, Kit Harington.

The sunglasses: square.

Pharrell

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Heart face

A little heart-to-heart: compact shades are your friend. Why? Your forehead and browline are a similar width, while your cheekbones and jawline slowly contour inward to meet at a sharp, prominent chin. It’s a compact shape that suits smaller frames to a tee.

Pharrell in sunglasses

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Guys with this face shape: Chris Hemsworth, Pharrell Williams, Leonardo DiCaprio.

The sunglasses: round.

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