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Fashion

the best sunglasses for every face shape

finding the shade of best fit

The hunt for the perfect pair of sunglasses can be as grueling as the sun you’re trying to shield your peepers from. Store after store, pair after pair—it can quickly become an existential crisis of the aesthetic kind. And how many of us have taken the time to consider what the shape of our face really is. Probably not many, and instead we settle for frames that kind of work.

But enough of all that. It's time to figure your face out and get some shades that fit. So, with the help of Tiffany & Co., we’ve gone ahead and created a comprehensive cheat sheet to finding the right type of sunglasses to fit your face shape this season. 7 types, 14 pairs of glasses—there’s something here for everyone. Just be wary wearing them at night.

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Oval

The oval shaped face is the blood type O of face shapes. Literally any frame looks good on them. Generally, facial features are pretty even, the forehead is a bit wide, and the cheekbones are pronounced. Seriously, though; any frame works. The world of sunglasses is the oval face's oyster.

Tiffany & Co., Tiffany Locks cat eye sunglasses, $320, available at tiffany.com.

Tiffany & Co., Tiffany Hearts cat eye sunglasses, $260, available at tiffany.com.

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Diamond

The diamond face is angular and widest towards the temples. It's an uncommon face shape, but fear not: oval, rimless, and delicate frames fit perfectly. Think aviators or shields.

Tiffany & Co., Ziegfeld Collection aviator sunglasses, $430, available at tiffany.com.

Tiffany & Co., Aria Concerto sunglasses, $300, available at tiffany.com.

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Square

A strong jawline and broad forehead are what define the square face. Facial proportions are pretty much even and angular, which means soft, rounded frames are best.

Tiffany & Co., Tiffany 1837 cat eye sunglasses, $300, available at tiffany.com.

Tiffany & Co., Tiffany 1837 square sunglasses, $300, available at tiffany.com.

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Long

The long face is characterized by features that taper towards the chin. As a result, those with long faces (no, not the emotional state) should gravitate towards wide and round frames to balance out the shape!

Tiffany & Co., Bow cat eye sunglasses, $280, available at tiffany.com.

Tiffany & Co., Victoria cat eye sunglasses, $320, available at tiffany.com.

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Heart

If you've a pointy chin, prominent forehead, and face that tends to taper towards the chin then congrats! You've got a heart- shaped face and, as a result, should search for cat eye glasses. Or softly rounded ones. Or both!

Tiffany & Co., Ziegfeld Collection cat eye sunglasses, $430, available at tiffany.com.

Tiffany & Co., Tiffany Aria adagio sunglasses, $450, available at tiffany.com.

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Round

A round face tends to have a width that's the same as it is long. With that said, however, the widest part is usually the cheeks. This means wide, rectangular frames should be worn to balance out the face's roundness.

Tiffany & Co., Atlas butterfly sunglasses, $350, available at tiffany.com.

Tiffany & Co., Tiffany Twist aviator bow sunglasses, $280, available at tiffany.com.

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Oblong

Oblong faces are mix of square and long face shapes: soft angles work to create a long and narrow shape. Because of this, oversized frames work best to bring width and sharpen the angles of the face. 

Tiffany & Co., Tiffany Victoria rectangular sunglasses, $385, available at tiffany.com.

Tiffany & Co., Atlas aviator sunglasses, $580, available at tiffany.com.