If you have an oval-shaped face, you’re in luck. Since oval faces, like Eva Mendes’ and Christy Turlington’s, are perfectly balanced, they can rock just about any frame shape and look good.“With its narrow chin and higher cheekbones, oval is the most desired shape,” says celebrity stylist Sam Saboura. “This is the face shape that can get away with murder. You don’t have to play it safe—try different styles and trends.”Just be sure to balance your frame choice with the size of your face, notes Kristie Whitford, spokesperson for the Vision Council, an organization that represents manufacturers and suppliers in the optical industry.
If you have a small, oval-shaped face, choose frame sizes that are in proportion with your face. “You don’t want to wear huge frames—they can swallow your face,” says Whitford.
Here are the best frames for oval-shaped faces:
* Cat-eye frames, including ones with embellishments, such as Balenciaga etched 57MM modified cat’s-eye sunglasses, $450, available at SaksFifthAvenue.
* Square-shaped frames, especially ones with softly rounded edges, such as retro-looking Dior twisting square sunglasses.
* Oversized round sunglasses, such as Heidi London oversized round sunglasses.
BEST SUNGLASSES FOR YOUR FACE SHAPE
- Sunglasses for Oval Face Shapes