Sunglasses are a wardrobe essential, and while new styles are introduced every season, once you find a set of frames that flatters your face, you want to wear them every day — until you lose them that is. And that’s when things get tricky. How will you ever find another perfect pair?
Don’t sweat it: In the video above, Tina Phan of Phashionable shares the best sunglasses for the five most common face shapes, so you know exactly what to look for next time you shop.
Use this as your guide, then shop our picks below or inject your own sense of style.
Face Shape: Long
Round frames best balance a long face shape. Avoid tiny sunglasses, Phan says, as they can make the face appear even longer. We like these Tory Burch black/brown round frames with polished gold ($200; sunglasshut.com).
Face Shape: Square
Steer clear of rectangular sunglasses. Smaller, more delicate rounded frames, like these Ray Ban Round Evolve sunglasses with pink(!) photochromatic lenses ($183; ray-ban.com), will soften the angular lines associated with a square face.
Face Shape: Oval
Lucky you! This is the most versatile face shape when it comes to shopping for sunglasses. Phan suggests a classic pair of aviators or a retro cat-eye shape, like these Warby Parker Tilley petal tortoise shades (starting at $95; warbyparker.com).
Face Shape: Heart
The best sunglasses for this face shape are a little bit wider at the end piece, says Phan. A classic tear-drop lens will also flatter the pronounced jawline. Try these Stella McCartney oversized teardrop shades ($225; shopbop.com).
Face Shape: Round
Rectangular and square sunglasses contrast the round edges of this face shape. But if you prefer rounder frames, try a pair with circular lenses. A pretty pair to splurge on: Tom Ford Jasmine 02 Square Sunglasses ($460; neimanmarcus.com).