If you need help finding the right frames for your face, keep reading! We consulted Jen Rade, Celebrity Stylist and Brand Ambassador for ILORI sunglass boutique.
She's styled stars like Angelina Jolie and Kim Kardashian, and is ready to help you find the perfect pair. Just follow her fool-proof tips using your hair, skin, and face shape as your guide. By Marissa Gold
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Matching Your Skin Tone
"The color of the frame has to go with the skin tone," says Rade. "People with warmer skin tones can wear lighter shades of plastics such as ivory and off-white. Cool skin tones can carry off silvers, grays and blues. Black and white shades can look great on blondes, but a more daring choice would be a fun red frame."
If you are pale or have yellow undertones in your skin, "Certain yellowy tortoises can make your skin look sallow," warns Rade. And if your skin has more of a pink undertone, "Reds can be hard because they pull too much of the pink out."
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Choosing the Right Size
To get the perfect fit, imagine your face is being divided into thirds, suggests Rade. (Your forehead being one third, the sunglasses being the next, and the mouth and chin being the rest.) If your sunglasses take up significantly more or less real estate than the other thirds, switch to a different size.
Another tip: "More hair can carry more frame," says Rade. So if you've got big hair, don't be afraid of oversize glasses.
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Long Face: Longer than it is wide, usually with a larger forehead. Celebrity Examples: Denise Richards (shown), Sarah Jessica Parker.
"Frames should cover as much of the center of the face as possible in order to minimize length," says Rade. "Oversize plastics work best." Details at the temples are also a great way to add visual width.
Oval Face: The most balanced shape with well-placed features. Celebrity Examples: Kate Beckinsale (shown), Eva Mendes.
"The oval-shaped face can wear almost any frame style," says Rade. The best way to choose? "Take pictures of yourself in different glasses, otherwise you can't see how you look with the sunglasses on."
Long or Oval Face Pick
Wide, plastic frames look great for long or oval faces, which can carry the extra size.
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Square Face: Strong jawline and equally broad forehead, with predominantly straight lines from top to bottom. Celebrity Examples: Jessica Biel (shown), Ellen Barkin.
"Pick frames that are slightly rounded at the edges to soften and balance features," suggests Rade. "Get frames that sit high enough on the face to downplay the sharpness of the jawline."
Square Face Pick
Round plastic frames are great for softening square faces.
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Heart-Shaped Face: Broad at the forehead and cheekbones, and narrow at the chin. Celebrity Examples: Julia Roberts (shown), Reese Witherspoon.
"To broaden the appearance of the chin and draw more proportion throughout the face, try thin, light metal or clear plastic frames that have broader bottom halves," says Rade.
Aviator sunglasses have varied widths at the top and bottom, which can help distract from the different widths of a heart-shaped face.
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