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The best sunglasses for your face shape

A handy illustration to help you find your slickest sunnies yet

The best sunglasses for your face shape

Now that summer's finally here, it's time to whip out the sunnies.

We've got the best sunglasses to compliment and flatter your features

But just as certain hairstyles look best on certain face shapes, the same rule applies for sunglasses. We all know that while the main purpose of sunnies is to protect your eyes from the sun's UV rays, they're also the ultimate summer accessory and a great way to add a touch of chic to any look.

Whether your face is heart-shaped, round, oval or square, we've got the best sunglasses to compliment and flatter your features. 

Heart-shaped face

Heart-shaped faces (think Reese Witherspoon or Halle Berry) tend to have narrow chins and wider foreheads, so you'll want to look out for sunglasses that even out proportions. 

Frames with exaggerated bottoms such as these aviators, or a pair of oversized butterfly glasses look particularly good.

Round-shaped face

Round faces (like Kirsten Dunst or Charlize Theron) have soft, non-angular features where the width of the forehead, cheekbones, and jaw are roughly equal. 

The best sunglasses for round faces will be geometric shapes such as the Wayfarer and other rectangular styles, such as these pink specs, will give the appearance of a longer, slimmer face.

Square-shaped face

Square faces have their forehead, cheekbones and jaw roughly the same width and sharp, angular features including a sharp jawline. If you have a square shape, you're in good company – celebs like Kiera Knightley and Gwyneth Paltrow fall into this category. 

Opt for curvier frames, like these Tortoise Shell Print Rounded Sunglasses, to compliment angular features like circular, round glasses and oversized butterfly shapes. 

Oval Face

Is the length of your face 1 and a half times the width of your face? Then you're probably an oval shape. Oval-shaped faces (like Kate Hudson or Jessica Alba) are pretty easy to shop for as most sunglasses will look good on you. 

Aviators and Wayfarer styles look especially stylish on oval faces but these lucky ladies can pull off almost any style. Our favourites are these printed sunglasses.

Stock up on your perfect sunglasses at George.com or pop into your local store