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Flasses for your face shape

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Ode to eyewear

We already know how much of an impact things like shoes, scarves and jewelry can have on an outfit, but what about eyewear? Even if you don’t need glasses, you can still wear a pair for fun. Fake glasses (or flasses) offer a unique way to enhance your features and we have some tips on choosing the best pair for your face shape.

Our pick: Madewell Super Ciccio Eyeglasses ($176)

If your face is round

Round faces are usually fuller in the cheeks with a wider forehead and rounded chin. Think Drew Barrymore and Emma Stone. The goal of your eyewear should be to create angles and balance out the fullness of your features. Square or rectangular plastic frames in dark hues are a good choice since they work to add the illusion of angles.

Our pick: Madewell Super Ciccio Eyeglasses ($176)

Our pick: Kate Spade New York Pippie ($67)

If your face is oval

An oval or oblong face is longer than it is round and usually has higher cheekbones and a balanced jaw and forehead. Think Beyonce and Charlize Theron. If you have an oval face, you’re lucky in that most frames will work with your features, although angular shapes can help enhance your overall shape.

Our pick: Kate Spade New York Pippie ($68)

Our pick: Marlowe Brushed Platinum frames ($145)

If your face is heart-shaped

A heart-shaped face means you’ve got a wide forehead that tapers to a smaller chin or narrow jaw. Think Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson. You likely have high cheekbones (lucky you) and need a pair of frames that will balance out the narrowness of the lower face. Square frames with rounded edges or something thinner and semi-transparent can also be flattering.

Our pick: Marlowe Brushed Platinum frames ($145)

Our pick: Terrain Round Tortie readers ($85)

If your face is square

Square faces are symmetrical but feature a broad forehead, strong jaw line and squared off chin. Think Demi Moore and Sandra Bullock. The goal with your eyewear should be to soften the stronger lines of your face slightly. Softer shapes (round, oval) work well to create balance. Also, be sure to look for thinner frames so you don’t create an unwanted bulky effect.

Our pick: Terrain Round Tortie readers ($60)

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