If you’re not sure whether to opt for a pair of aviators or a fun cat-eyes style, the key to finding the perfect sunglasses is all in your face shape.Heading off on your summer hols or need a pair of sunnies to throw in your bag for those rare sunny days? If you’re not sure whether to opt for a pair of aviators or a fun cat-eyes style, the key to finding the perfect sunglasses is all in your face shape.
Work out which one you are by standing in front of a mirror and tracing the outline of your face with lipstick, a bar of soap or a dry-erase marker and then step back to study the shape.
See which category you fit into the most with our guide below and then choose from our high street picks.
Oval like… Alexa Chung
For oval-shaped faces, it’s best to go for round sunglasses in either large or small styles. Glasses with a thin bar horizontally over the top of the lenses create structure on your face, contrasting its vertical shape.
Square like… Angelina Jolie
If you have a strong jaw or prominent forehead, straight tops and curved bottoms are the style for you. Try semi-rimless styles – they will balance your jawline, making it appear softer, and accentuate your eyes.
Round like… Jennifer Lawrence
The aim of the game is to create a longer shape. Cat-eye styles will draw your cheekbones up and give your face a thinner look. If you’re not a fan of garish styles, neutral colours or rimless are for you.
Heart like… Scarlett Johansson
This usually means you have a narrow chin, so to contrast this, try going for super-structured square shapes. These will complement your lovely heart-shaped face.