We all have our personal preference for shapes colours and style of sunglasses that we want to wear. The reality is that although we may prefer one particular shape, it may not be the best compliment for your facial features. We definitely don’t want to look back at the selfies we took and wonder what on earth were we thinking when we put on those sunglasses!?

So, how do you know which sunglasses are right for you? First, you’ll need to figure out whether your face is heart, round, oval, or square. We suggest asking a friend, looking in the mirror, or taking a selfie. Once you’ve found your face shape, then you can begin to pick sunglasses that will complement your features.

Here is a quick guide to help you along

Heart-shaped: The narrowest point of a heart shaped face is at the jawline. Any frame that is wider at the top than they are at the bottom will work well.

Round: A round face is widest across the cheekbones and narrower at the forehead and jawline. Oversized rectangular and angular frames offset the roundness.

Oval: An oval face is longer than it is wide and is the most versatile face shape, which means you can pull off round or square frames. Keep proportion in mind and try not to go too big or too small for your face.

Square: A square face has a strong jaw, wide forehead and wide cheekbones.  To soften these features, choose sunglasses with soft lines or rimless edges.

Diamond-shaped: A diamond face shape is characterized by a narrow forehead and balanced on the opposite end by a narrow or pointy chin. The cheekbones are the widest part of the face. Curvy brow lines and wider frame shapes work best as do cat eye and upswept frames.