The Fitting Room: The Best Shades for Your Face

Like perfect-fitting denim, the quest for a pair of face-flattering sunnies isn’t always an easy one. But with this oh-so-simple guide to glasses that flatter, you’ll be ready to tackle beach days and beyond in compliment-worthy style.


Face Shape: Round
Large, circular frames exaggerate fullness. Follow Drew Barrymore’s lead and slip on oversized, rectangular frames for an instantly slim look.

Face Shape: Square
Sharp-edged or square frames emphasize angular jawlines. Soften things up with oval or round frames instead, à la Jackie O. And for a modern-day muse? Look no further than Demi Moore.

Face Shape: Heart
This dainty face shape – defined by a wide forehead and narrow chin – looks well balanced in on-trend cat-eye specs or fun round lenses. Look to Reese Witherspoon for instant inspiration.

Face Shape: Oval
From bright-as-can-be Wayfarers to Top Gun-cool aviators, you can pull off both the trendy and the classic. So have fun with it. The world (err, beach) is your oyster.

Need your next face-flattering pair, stat? Our Made in the Shade: Sunnies by Chloé & More Boutique opens Friday, July 27, at 11AM ET.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor

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July 25, 2012