Want to find the perfect sunglasses for your face shape and hair color?

March 3, 2008 at 8:30 am | Posted in Cliff Notes | 4 Comments
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Glamour Magazine Article  


A triangle-shaped face like Kathy Ireland’s features a narrow forehead that gets wider at the cheeks and chin. Try aviator frames to create balance.

A round face like Charlize Theron’s has the same measurements in both the width and the length. A round face looks great in angular, narrow frames like rectangles or geometric shapes because these styles break up the monotony.

An oval- or egg-shaped face like Gwen Stefani’s is perfectly symmetrical. It looks great in almost any style, but wraparounds often look most modern. They scream “timeless sporty cool.”

A diamond-shaped face like Jennifer Aniston’s has high cheekbones and is narrow at the eye line and jawline. A diamond looks fab in square or rimless frames because the frames balance out the widest and narrowest parts of the face.

An oblong face like Sarah Jessica Parker’s is longer than it is wide, and looks best in frames that are deep from top to bottom or have decorative temple details. Temple details draw the eye to the middle of the head where the ears are and break up the length of the face.

A square face like Cameron Diaz’s has a broad forehead and a very strong jawline. Squares look wonderful in narrow frames like ovals, rounds, or sexy cat-eye styles.

A heart-shaped face like Reese Witherspoon’s has a wide top and tapers down to a narrow chin. Hearts look fab in frames that are narrower on top and wider toward the bottom. Light or rimless shades flatter too.


Very very dark brown or black hair looks really stylish with white or metallic frames because of the contrast. For a more conservative, less stand-out look, simply pick bold, black frames.

Mid-tone brunettes look great in tortoiseshell frames since all these colors are in their hair already. However, there’s nothing more striking than white glasses on mid-tone brunettes.

Chestnut brown brunettes look great in caramel frames.

Ashy blonds look great in frames that blend with cold tones like silver, blue, or gray. To go against type, you can try frames in red, yellow, or orange.

White blonds look great in red frames, but other safe choices are black or white as they are essentially colorless.

Golden blonds look great in white-gold color frames. Blue or silver is also a great contrast because cold colors contrast with the warm gold.

Strawberry blonds and Redheads look great in green shades. It’s the opposite side of the color spectrum, and it’s a really intense look. For a less bold look, gold or brown works too.

Auburns look great in woodsy colors like maroon, burgundy, and chocolate. They should avoid pure red.




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  1. This is most definitely true and will make all the difference.

  2. This web page is very helpful although there is one thing I would like to know. What if your a guy how do you find the right shades for your self then. Do the same things apply?

  3. Hey Alex, I think it does apply cuz I’m not sure how much a face can vary between a guy and a girl except of course for the more masculine features like the jaw… But to be on the safeside, I found this site that is a sunglass buying guide for men… Hope it helps. http://www.sierratradingpost.com/lp2/sunglasses-guide.html

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