How to Find the Right Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

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Barbara is one of Charlotte’s most popular and recognizable media personalities. For over 30 years, Barbara hosted television shows in the Charlotte market on every imaginable topic. For 16 of those years, Barbara appeared daily as co-host of the noontime show Top O’the Day on CBS affiliate WBTV interviewing top local, regional, and national experts. She has also launched and published two popular magazines in the Charlotte market, Barbara McKay's Premier Bride and The Barbara McKay Magazine.

Barbara has now taken her personal passions – home décor, food, fashion, family & furry friends – and is sharing them online! Simply the Best is where fashion and style meet decorating, cooking, crafting and so much more. 

Read on for Barbara's expert tips on finding the perfect pair of sunglasses...

While sticky summer weather may only allow us to showcase our personal style with bare (wardrobe) necessities, one thing is certain: sunglasses are the ultimate fashion accessory during the warm weather season. 

Though sunglasses protect our eyes from the sunlight, I love that they don’t force us to sacrifice style for comfort or safety. No matter your outfit, the right pair of frames can instantly pull your look together.

Big, small, modern or vintage, no matter your preference sunglasses come in a variety of vivacious designs and trendy shapes. I’ve learned, however, that the art to finding the perfect pair is learning your face shape. After discovering my face is considered heart-shaped, I’ve learned how to find the best eyewear to complement it.

Read on to discover how you, too, can make the right decision during your next sunglass-shopping excursion!

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst


Face Shape: Round

Do’s: Try square frames or wayfarers to balance the roundness of your face.

Don’ts: Avoid round frames, they tend to make your face look more round.


Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie


Face Shape: Square

Do’s: Just as square frames help balance a round face, round frames can soften square faces.

Don’ts: Avoid boxy frames, as they can exaggerate your features.


Scarlett Johansson 

Scarlett Johansson 


Face Shape: Heart

Do’s: Look for a pair of oversized frames or aviators to complement the proportions of your face

Don’ts: Large, oversized frames can often take away from features distinct to people with heart-shaped faces.


Halle Berry

Halle Berry


Face Shape: Oval

Do’s: Good news! You can pull off just about any type of frame, from cat eyes to oversized due the proportion of your features.

Don’ts: I can’t think of any!

We hope this post will help you find just the right pair of sunglasses! Happy shopping!