One And For All, Wear The Right Shades For Your Face

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The right shades will make you look cool, stylish, and totally flatter your face. Get the wrong ones however, and it’ll do the opposite, making you look like you don’t know how to dress yourself. The problem most have is that they’re not getting the right frame for their face shape. So check out the following charts, identify your face shape, and start shopping for the right pair of shades.
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Round Face

Do you have the head shape of a Kanye West or Tom Cruise? If so, you’re in luck as most style of shades look good on you. You can rock a pair of aviators or Wayfarers with ease. Just make sure you avoid any frames that are the same shape as your face, otherwise it’ll look like you’ve got circles on top of circles.
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You can’t go wrong with a pair of Ray-Ban aviators. They’re the most classic pair of sunglasses you’ll ever wear that’ll never, ever go out of style.
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Oval Face

Do you look at Ryan Gosling or Jude Law’s head and think, “Hey, they kind of look like me?” Don’t be so vain. But if you’re sure you have their long, oval face shape, then go with a frame with lenses that match your face. You’ll want them to be long as they’ll actually shorted your face, and avoid anything short and narrow that’ll just exaggerate how long your face really is.
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Try These Oval Heads…

While a bit pricey, Saint Laurent makes one of the most stylish frames around. Their longer lenses and thicker arms will flatter not only your face, but your sense of style as well.
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Oblong Face

Is there something about George Clooney or Russell Brand’s head that reminds you of your own? Then you need a pair of frames that are thick and/or oversized that’ll balance out your narrow and soft proportions. Avoid anything that looks too meek and mild, so to avoid questions of “Why the oblong face?” joke.
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Try These Oblong Heads…

Remember those cool’ish shades Randy Macho Man Savage used to wear? These one’s by Tom Ford are those more socially acceptable cousins. Tom Ford is the epitome of elegance and style, and these frames here are the perfect pair for the shape of your head.
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Square Face

So your head shape doppelganger is David Beckham or Jake Gyllenhall – head’s that are more block-like. Then you need a pair of round or curved frames to gently juxtapose your head shape. Anything too sharp or boxy will only make you look more square – literally and figuratively.
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You can get a lot of these kind of styles from your local gas station. But if a sense of style is a concern of yours, then these pairs by Dries Van Noten will solve both your head shape, and sartorial problems.
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Heart Shaped Face

Johnny Depp and Justin Timberlake have heart shaped heads. If you do too, then a pair of rounder frames will help balance out your wider forehead with narrower jaw line. Avoid teardrop lenses (like aviators), that’ll only break your heart (shaped face).
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Try These Hear Heads…

A retro pair of frames will look lights out on your head. These pair here by Mykita will achieve the look you’re looking for, plus, they’ll be paper light as being the lightest weight frames in the world is what Mykitas are known for.
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Diamond Shaped Face

If you’re not sure who out there has a diamond shaped head, check out Kiefer Sutherland – then, look in the mirror. Do yours and his heads look similar? Then you need some retro-styled rectangular frames that juxtapose the angles of your head. Stay away from any extreme shapes, especially rounded ones.
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Try These Diamond Heads…

Famous in the 50’s, these retro-inspired frames by Saint Laurent are the matching ring to your diamond (head).
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Triangle Face

So Matt Damon head (that’s a compliment), you’ve got a bit of a triangular shape to your face. You’re going to need some top-heavy frames that’ll offset your broad chin and pull the emphasis upwards on your face. This means you’ll have to avoid anything bottom heavy.
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Go for these D-Frame shades by Bottega Veneta, and you can’t go wrong with finding the perfect pair for your head.
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