The best summer sunglasses for every face shape, according to experts

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    The ultimate 2019 summer sunglasses guide to buying the right pair for your face shape. (Photo: Ray-Ban, Krewe, Warby Parker, Westward Leaning, Art: Yahoo Lifestyle photo-illustration)The ultimate 2019 summer sunglasses guide to buying the right pair for your face shape. (Photo: Ray-Ban, Krewe, Warby Parker, Westward Leaning, Art: Yahoo Lifestyle photo-illustration)

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    The ultimate 2019 summer sunglasses guide to buying the right pair for your face shape. (Photo: Ray-Ban, Krewe, Warby Parker, Westward Leaning, Art: Yahoo Lifestyle photo-illustration)
    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="It’s finally&nbsp;sunglasses season! The sun is shining bright, temperatures are warming up and a plethora of summer adventures lie ahead. No matter what your summer plans include, it’s key to have a stylish pair of sunglasses at hand. But searching for the perfect pair of sunglasses can be a challenge. How do you know what sunglass style looks good on your face shape?” data-reactid=”31″>It’s finally sunglasses season! The sun is shining bright, temperatures are warming up and a plethora of summer adventures lie ahead. No matter what your summer plans include, it’s key to have a stylish pair of sunglasses at hand. But searching for the perfect pair of sunglasses can be a challenge. How do you know what sunglass style looks good on your face shape?

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="As much as you might love a certain sunglasses trend — whether it’s the&nbsp;tiny retro frames&nbsp;the Hadids&nbsp;sport or the sleek and slim cat-eyes&nbsp;Rihanna&nbsp;loves — it may look good in theory, but not necessarily in reality.” data-reactid=”32″>As much as you might love a certain sunglasses trend — whether it’s the tiny retro frames the Hadids sport or the sleek and slim cat-eyes Rihanna loves — it may look good in theory, but not necessarily in reality.

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="To help you find the right fit, we consulted four sunglass experts from&nbsp;Ray-Ban,&nbsp;Warby Parker,&nbsp;Krewe and&nbsp;Westward Leaning&nbsp;on how to choose the best sunglasses for your face shape.” data-reactid=”33″>To help you find the right fit, we consulted four sunglass experts from Ray-BanWarby ParkerKrewe and Westward Leaning on how to choose the best sunglasses for your face shape.

    Below, learn and shop in our complete summer 2019 sunglasses guide.

    Square Faces

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="“When deciding what style looks best for your face shape, think of opposites and focus on balancing the proportions of your face,” Marie DiPalma, senior brand director of&nbsp;Ray-Ban&nbsp;North America, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “If you have a square shape, we suggest rounded frames. Ray-Ban’s latest Oval design, RB3547, is the most recent update to the classic round frame, perfect for square face shapes.”” data-reactid=”36″>“When deciding what style looks best for your face shape, think of opposites and focus on balancing the proportions of your face,” Marie DiPalma, senior brand director of Ray-Ban North America, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “If you have a square shape, we suggest rounded frames. Ray-Ban’s latest Oval design, RB3547, is the most recent update to the classic round frame, perfect for square face shapes.”

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The key is juxtaposition, according to Kim Nemser, vice president of product strategy at Warby Parker. “Round-lensed frames balance out strong jawlines or cheekbones,” Nemser tells Yahoo Lifestyle.” data-reactid=”37″>The key is juxtaposition, according to Kim Nemser, vice president of product strategy at Warby Parker. “Round-lensed frames balance out strong jawlines or cheekbones,” Nemser tells Yahoo Lifestyle.

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="“An angular face gives you the opportunity to explore a softer or rounder silhouette," Eliot Jungers, creative director of&nbsp;Westward Leaning&nbsp;tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “An aviator shape is always classic and flattering on a square face, or go bold with a circular frame.”” data-reactid=”38″>“An angular face gives you the opportunity to explore a softer or rounder silhouette,” Eliot Jungers, creative director of Westward Leaning tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “An aviator shape is always classic and flattering on a square face, or go bold with a circular frame.”

    <h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Ray Ban Oval RB3547” data-reactid=”39″>Ray Ban Oval RB3547

    Ray-Ban Oval design RB3547 (Photo: Ray-Ban)Ray-Ban Oval design RB3547 (Photo: Ray-Ban)
    Ray-Ban Oval design RB3547 (Photo: Ray-Ban)

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Shop it: $168,&nbsp;ray-ban.com” data-reactid=”53″>Shop it: $168, ray-ban.com

    <h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Warby Downing” data-reactid=”54″>Warby Downing

    Warby Downing (Photo: Warby Parker)Warby Downing (Photo: Warby Parker)
    Warby Downing (Photo: Warby Parker)

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Shop it: $95,&nbsp;warbyparker.com” data-reactid=”68″>Shop it: $95, warbyparker.com

    <h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Westward Leaning Eclipse 03” data-reactid=”69″>Westward Leaning Eclipse 03

    Westward Leaning Eclipse 03 (Photo: Westward Leaning)Westward Leaning Eclipse 03 (Photo: Westward Leaning)
    Westward Leaning Eclipse 03 (Photo: Westward Leaning)

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Shop it:&nbsp;$225,&nbsp;westwardleaning.com” data-reactid=”83″>Shop it: $225, westwardleaning.com

    <h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Le Specs Air Heart 51mm Sunglasses” data-reactid=”84″>Le Specs Air Heart 51mm Sunglasses

    Le Specs Air Heart 51mm Sunglasses (Photo: Nordstrom)Le Specs Air Heart 51mm Sunglasses (Photo: Nordstrom)
    Le Specs Air Heart 51mm Sunglasses (Photo: Nordstrom)

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Shop it: $69,&nbsp;nordstrom.com” data-reactid=”98″>Shop it: $69, nordstrom.com

    <h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Coach Thin Metal Round Sunglasses” data-reactid=”99″>Coach Thin Metal Round Sunglasses

    Coach Thin Metal Round Sunglasses (Photo: Coach) Coach Thin Metal Round Sunglasses (Photo: Coach)
    Coach Thin Metal Round Sunglasses (Photo: Coach)

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Shop it:&nbsp;$72 (was $145),&nbsp;coach.com” data-reactid=”115″>Shop it: $72 (was $145), coach.com

    Oval Faces

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The brilliant part about oval faces is that you pretty much wear anything. “Those with oval-shaped faces have endless styling opportunities,” notes Nemser. “With an oval face, the ratio of your facial features is balanced, which lets you play around a bit more.” Essentially, "oval faces are lucky because almost almost every frame fits them well,” says Stirling Barrett, founder of&nbsp;Krewe Eyewear.” data-reactid=”117″>The brilliant part about oval faces is that you pretty much wear anything. “Those with oval-shaped faces have endless styling opportunities,” notes Nemser. “With an oval face, the ratio of your facial features is balanced, which lets you play around a bit more.” Essentially, “oval faces are lucky because almost almost every frame fits them well,” says Stirling Barrett, founder of Krewe Eyewear.

    Although oval faces can wear any shape, they “look best in oversized styles,” says DiPalma.

    <h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Krewe Milan” data-reactid=”119″>Krewe Milan

    Krewe Milan (Photo: Krewe)Krewe Milan (Photo: Krewe)
    Krewe Milan (Photo: Krewe)

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Shop it:&nbsp;$215,&nbsp;krewe.com” data-reactid=”133″>Shop it: $215, krewe.com

    <h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Tie and Tru Women’s Metal Sunglasses 2-Pack Bundle” data-reactid=”134″>Tie and Tru Women’s Metal Sunglasses 2-Pack Bundle

    Tie and Tru Women’s Metal Sunglasses 2-Pack Bundle (Photo: Walmart) Tie and Tru Women’s Metal Sunglasses 2-Pack Bundle (Photo: Walmart)
    Tie and Tru Women’s Metal Sunglasses 2-Pack Bundle (Photo: Walmart)

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Shop it: $14,&nbsp;walmart.com” data-reactid=”148″>Shop it: $14, walmart.com

    <h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Sunglass Warehouse Honolulu Polarized Cat Eye Sunglasses” data-reactid=”149″>Sunglass Warehouse Honolulu Polarized Cat Eye Sunglasses

    Sunglass Warehouse Honolulu Polarized Cat Eye Sunglasses (Photo: Sunglass Warehouse) Sunglass Warehouse Honolulu Polarized Cat Eye Sunglasses (Photo: Sunglass Warehouse)
    Sunglass Warehouse Honolulu Polarized Cat Eye Sunglasses (Photo: Sunglass Warehouse)

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Shop it:&nbsp;$16,&nbsp;sunglasswarehouse.com” data-reactid=”163″>Shop it: $16, sunglasswarehouse.com

    <h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Sunglass Museum Thick Pastel Oval Mod Retro Sunglasses” data-reactid=”164″>Sunglass Museum Thick Pastel Oval Mod Retro Sunglasses

    Sunglass Museum Thick Pastel Oval Mod Retro Sunglasses (Photo: Sunglass Museum)Sunglass Museum Thick Pastel Oval Mod Retro Sunglasses (Photo: Sunglass Museum)

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    Sunglass Museum Thick Pastel Oval Mod Retro Sunglasses (Photo: Sunglass Museum)

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Shop it:&nbsp;$18, sunglassmuseum.com” data-reactid=”185″>Shop it: $18, sunglassmuseum.com

    <h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Topshop Diamond Sunglasses” data-reactid=”186″>Topshop Diamond Sunglasses

    Topshop Diamond Sunglasses (Photo: Topshop)Topshop Diamond Sunglasses (Photo: Topshop)

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    Topshop Diamond Sunglasses (Photo: Topshop)

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Shop it: $22,&nbsp;topshop.com” data-reactid=”207″>Shop it: $22, topshop.com

    Round Faces

    “Square and oversized styles are especially flattering on round faces,” says Jungers. “The strong lines of a square or wayfarer style frame really compliment a rounder face shape.

    DiPalma suggests wearing The 1971 — Ray-Ban’s square design brought back from the 1970s archives: “The square frame juxtaposes the roundness and adds texture and balance.”

    <h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Ray-Ban The 1971” data-reactid=”211″>Ray-Ban The 1971

    Ray-Ban The 1971 (Photo: Ray-Ban)Ray-Ban The 1971 (Photo: Ray-Ban)
    Ray-Ban The 1971 (Photo: Ray-Ban)

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Shop it: $153,&nbsp;sunglasshut.com” data-reactid=”225″>Shop it: $153, sunglasshut.com

    <h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="&amp; Other Stories Rectangular Frame Sunglasses” data-reactid=”226″>& Other Stories Rectangular Frame Sunglasses

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    & Other Stories Rectangular Frame Sunglasses (Photo: & Other Stories)

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Shop it:&nbsp;$29, stories.com” data-reactid=”240″>Shop it: $29, stories.com

    <h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Warby Parker Harris” data-reactid=”241″>Warby Parker Harris

    Warby Parker Harris (Photo: Warby Parker)Warby Parker Harris (Photo: Warby Parker)
    Warby Parker Harris (Photo: Warby Parker)

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Shop it: $95,&nbsp;warbyparker.com” data-reactid=”255″>Shop it: $95, warbyparker.com

    <h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Warby Parker Felicity” data-reactid=”256″>Warby Parker Felicity

    Warby Parker Felicity (Photo: Warby Parker) Warby Parker Felicity (Photo: Warby Parker)
    Warby Parker Felicity (Photo: Warby Parker)

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Shop it:&nbsp;$95,&nbsp;warbyparker.com” data-reactid=”270″>Shop it: $95, warbyparker.com

    <h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Westward Leaning Big TV 01” data-reactid=”271″>Westward Leaning Big TV 01

    Westward Leaning Big TV 01 (Photo: Westward Leaning)Westward Leaning Big TV 01 (Photo: Westward Leaning)
    Westward Leaning Big TV 01 (Photo: Westward Leaning)

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Shop it: $195,&nbsp;westwardleaning.com” data-reactid=”285″>Shop it: $195, westwardleaning.com

    Heart Faces

    “With a heart-shaped face, you want to avoid wearing a frame that is too heavy at the bottom,” explains Jungers. “Mirror your jawline and accentuate your face shape with a bold cat-eye. Many sporty styles also feature a cat-eye shape and are a great casual option.” Adds Barrett: “Cat-eyes and frames with round edges give this face shape balance.”

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="That said, heart-shaped faces can pull off another iconic sunglass style: aviators. “The&nbsp;Raider&nbsp;frames are a tried and true classic shape with smooth lines that compliment a wider forehead,” says Nemser. The iconic designer of Ray-Ban agrees: “Heart-shaped faces look best in frames that can help broaden their delicate jaw line. For example, aviators or frames with broad bottom halves tend to work best,” DiPalma says.” data-reactid=”288″>That said, heart-shaped faces can pull off another iconic sunglass style: aviators. “The Raider frames are a tried and true classic shape with smooth lines that compliment a wider forehead,” says Nemser. The iconic designer of Ray-Ban agrees: “Heart-shaped faces look best in frames that can help broaden their delicate jaw line. For example, aviators or frames with broad bottom halves tend to work best,” DiPalma says.

    <h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Krewe Earhart Blinker” data-reactid=”289″>Krewe Earhart Blinker

    (Photo: Krewe)(Photo: Krewe)
    (Photo: Krewe)

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Shop it: $355,&nbsp;neimanmarcus.com” data-reactid=”303″>Shop it: $355, neimanmarcus.com

    <h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Krewe Irma” data-reactid=”304″>Krewe Irma

    (Photo: Krewe )(Photo: Krewe )
    (Photo: Krewe )

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Shop it:&nbsp;$275,&nbsp;krewe.com” data-reactid=”318″>Shop it: $275, krewe.com

    <h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Ray-Ban Aviator” data-reactid=”319″>Ray-Ban Aviator

    (Photo: Ray-Ban )(Photo: Ray-Ban )
    (Photo: Ray-Ban )

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Shop it: $153 (was $203),&nbsp;ray-ban.com” data-reactid=”333″>Shop it: $153 (was $203), ray-ban.com

    <h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="A New Day Cateye Sunglasses” data-reactid=”334″>A New Day Cateye Sunglasses

    (Photo: Target )(Photo: Target )
    (Photo: Target )

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Shop it:&nbsp;$15,&nbsp;target.com” data-reactid=”348″>Shop it: $15, target.com

    <h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Warby Parker Raider” data-reactid=”349″>Warby Parker Raider

    (Photo: Warby Parker )(Photo: Warby Parker )
    (Photo: Warby Parker )

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Shop it: $145,&nbsp;warbyparker.com” data-reactid=”363″>Shop it: $145, warbyparker.com

    Although it’s important to take your face shape into consideration, Nemser brings up a few good points to remember: “Beyond considering your face shape when selecting frames, it’s important to consider the width of your face. This mostly comes into play with optical frames (with sunglasses, you can bend the rules a bit). Wide frames can overwhelm narrow features, and too narrow of frames can result in an incorrect fit,” says Nemser. She adds, “Another factor to note when selecting frames is how glasses interact with your eyebrows — to cover or not to cover! In the age of the bold brow, it’s important to consider.”

    Interestingly, Barrett approaches eyewear slightly differently: “I tend to recommend frames based on color. For instance, if you have lighter skin with red undertones, you’ll look great in a silver titanium and cool-toned acetates. That being said, we encourage people to ‘do you’ when it comes to wearing Krewe. You don’t have to follow the rules; as long as you love how you feel in them and you’re expressing yourself, that’s what matters most.”

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