Summer Essentials: Fab Shades for Your Face Shape

Summer Essentials: Fab Shades for Your Face Shape
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 26, 2012

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Characterized by high cheekbones and a chin that is narrower than the forehead.
 
Tip: Oval-shaped faces are lucky as most shaped lenses suit them. Experiment with various shapes, colors and styles, but make sure the size of your sunglasses is proportionate to the size of your face.
 
Studded frames, Elizabeth & James, $425, ditto.com.

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Aviator sunglasses, Marc by Marc Jacobs, $140, solstice.com.

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“Audra” multi sunglasses, Derek Lam, $275, ditto.com.

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Gold-tone retro frames, Sketchers, $99, glassesusa.com.

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“Fairfax” sunglasses, Elizabeth & James, $185, ditto.com.

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“Victoria” two-tone sunglasses, 7 For All Mankind, $150, ditto.com.

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Characterized by a full face without much cheekbone or jaw definition.
 
Tip: Look for styles that appear to lengthen and slim the face. Avoid round curves and stick to square or rectangle frames. Dark colored sunglasses add dimension to round faces!
 
“Summer” sunglasses, June Ambrose for Selima Optique, $275, selimaoptique.com.

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Retro style sunglasses, Marc by Marc Jacobs, $310, marcjacobs.com.

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“Emile Soleil” tortoise style sunglasses, 3.1 Phillip Lim, $250, ditto.com.

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“Capri” edition sunglasses Persol, $310, sunglasshut.com.

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“Segundo” sunglasses, 7 For All Man Kind, $140, ditto.com.

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Characterized by a strong jaw with a wide forehead, chin and cheekbones.
 
Tip: Round frames contrast angular features, soften the jaw line and add length to the face – perfect for square-shaped faces. Make sure the top of the frame sits high enough on the face to downplay the jaw line.
 
“Wooster” sunglasses, Elizabeth & James, $185, ditto.com.

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Metal sunglasses, Alexandre Herchovitch, $58, chillibeans.com.

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“Abbey” sunglasses, Jason Wu, $295, ditto.com.

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Characterized by a small forehead, high cheekbones, narrow eye and a narrow jaw.
 
Tip: Those with diamond-shaped faces should opt for glasses that widen the forehead while downplaying cheekbones. Oval, rimless frames can complement wide cheekbones often associated with diamond faces.
 
“Margot” sunglasses, 3.1 Philip Lim, $225, ditto.com.

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Tortoise shell sunglasses, Tom Ford, $285, glassesusa.com.

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“Seberg” sunglasses, Jason Wu, $275, ditto.com.

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“Iris” sunglasses, Eyebobs, $99, eyebobs.com.

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Characterized by a wide forehead and a low narrow chin.
 
Tip: Frames that are the same width on the top and bottom help balance heart-shaped faces by broadening the jaw. People with heart-shaped faces should dabble with colored glasses which draw attention to the top of the face.
 
Croc embossed sunglasses, $590, available at Roberto Cavalli stores nationwide.

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“Lafayette” light tortoise style sunglasses, Elizabeth & James, $155, ditto.com.

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“Hampton” sunglasses, Lafont, $390, lafont.com.

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Cat eye sunglasses, Chilli Beans, $58, chillibeans.com.

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Retro style sunglasses, Prada, $310, saksfifthavenue.com.

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Nude sunglasses, Guess, $138, glassesusa.com.

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Tortoise style sunglasses, Isabela Capeto,

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