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The frost has finally disappeared, those darling buds are blooming, and you feel the gentle summer sun on your face when you step outside. We all know what that means…summer is almost upon us. And with it comes an opportunity to check in with your essential warm weather accessory: a great pair of sunglasses. But figuring out what style of frame suits you best is hard work. Sure, if you love a pair, rules about face shape need not apply. That said, if you want to narrow down the search and find a pair that’s likely to be super flattering without having to wade through dozens and dozens of styles, read on. Best part? They’re all under $100 a pop.

Heart

A heart-shaped face is defined by a wider brow and temple, generally prominent cheekbones, and a defined, pointed chin. To create balance, opt for frames with thinner temples, or ones that are slightly larger at the bottom to draw the eye downward. Frames with a lighter colour won’t weigh down a delicate heart shape face either.

Simons Kendall Sunglasses, $15 at Simons.

 

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Spitfire Dope Aviator Sunglasses, $60 at Simons.

 

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Quay Australia X Nabilla Rebelle Sunglasses, $81 at Amazon.

 

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Oval

An oval face is one longer than it is wide, with the hairline slightly wider than the jawline. While you can pull off most sunglasses shapes (lucky you), you’ll be best suited to frames which are as wide as the widest part of your face, or ones with a more rectangular shape for a horizontal contrast to vertical oval.

Cake Eyewear Bali Mirror Lens Square Sunglasses, $60 at The Bay.

 

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TOPSHOP Koko Feline Sunglasses, $26 at The Bay.

 

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Quay Hindsight Oversized Square Sunglasses, $85 at The Bay.

 

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Square

A square face is one where the hairline, cheekbones, and jawline are roughly the same width. You’ll be looking to offset your natural angles, so try going for softer specs with curves – anything round, oval, cat-eye, or butterfly is perfect for contrast.  If you want to go square, make sure the edges are rounded off to avoid looking too harsh. Heck, you can even pull off the semi-rimless look… just don’t tell your heart-shape-faced friends.

Cake Eyewear Marbella 51.5MM Butterfly Sunglasses, $60 at The Bay.

 

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Topshop Peaches Slim Sunglasses, $26 at The Bay.

 

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Diamond

A diamond-shaped face features cheekbones wider than the hairline and jawline, and is more angular than the heart shaped face. For flattering sunglasses, go for something top-heavy, like semi-rimless, or even oval or cat-eyed shaped frames, to soften your features.

TOPSHOP Slender Metal Sunglasses, $26 at The Bay.

 

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Quay Aphrodite Cat-eye Sunglasses, $75 at Simons.

 

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Matt & Nat Fiona Butterfly Sunglasses, $75 at The Bay.

 

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Round

If you have a rounder-shaped face, which means it’s equally wide as it is long, rectangular or more angled frames will suit you best. Pick rectangular-shaped frames, or anything with some horizontal or geometric edges, to create harmony.

Quay Reina Sunglasses, $85 at Simons.

 

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Matt & Nat Tito 50MM Square Sunglasses, $65 at The Bay.

 

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Quay Australia X Nabilla Dusk to Dawn Sunglasses, $81 at Amazon.

 

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