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Rade wants to keep in tune with the classic elegance the first lady is known for, but her selection pinpoints Michelle Obama's facial features. An oval face and pronounced cheekbones call for a pair of rectangle or square-shaped sunglasses.

Tiffany & Co. Jazz sunglasses, $380, ILORI at Fashion Show

Spunky & Funky

"Nothing can stop Rihanna," says Rade. She may be the most creative fashionista out there right now, which means she needs a pair of sunglasses that add the exclamation point to any look she chooses. Oversized metals and embellished wraparounds have her name all over them.

Marc Jacobs heart jewel sunglasses, $495, Marc Jacobs at the Forum Shops at Caesars

Tan-talizing

Her tan skin, caramel hair, dark eyes and defined jawline make a perfect combination for tortoise shell. As far as frames, Eva Mendes can either go round or square. The actress can also experiment with glasses in a variety of different colors with lavender specifically coming to mind.

Prada PR62LS tortoise shell sunglasses, $245, ILORI at Fashion Show

Dark & Lovely

"Kim has one of those faces that look great in any pair of sunglasses," says Rade. Jackie O shades, wraparounds, cat eye -- they all work with Kim Kardashian's flawless complexion and raven locks. We'd like to see her in a contemporary pair of aviators.

Michael Kors dynamic shield aviators, $295, Vision Source Summerlin/Lakes

Blond Ambition

Rade would like to see "Gossip Girl" star Blake Lively in a pair of wayfarer sunglasses, which would do wonders for her blond hair, fair skin and slender face. Keeping in mind she's a young woman interested in fashion, she should go with an edgy designer such as Thierry Lasry.

Thierry Lasry Insomny sunglasses, $340, ILORI at Fashion Show

Funny Girl

Known for her cutting one-liners, Chelsea Handler is the last person who would benefit from a sophisticated style of sunglasses. Rather, she should express her vibrant personality with a pair as colorful as her sense of humor.

Retro aviators, $18, urbanoutfitters.com

Big Red

"Isla (Fisher) has a beautiful round face, which is perfectly complimented by a great pair of angular sunglasses. ... I also suggest a great pair of gold or purple sunglasses to compliment her red locks," says Rade.

Armani Exchange oversized wrap frame sunglasses, $70, Nordstrom

My Fair Lady

Anne Hathaway benefits most from a pair of square or rectangular shaped sunglasses because of her oval face. Her fair skin and dark hair make her an ideal candidate for anything from tortoiseshell tan to a siren red.

Lanvin LV2140 sunglasses, $340, Saks Fifth Avenue

The process for selecting sunglasses has no doubt been drilled into your head, courtesy of the all-knowing fashion magazines. The shape of your face -- be it square, round, oval or octagon -- dictates the style of shades you should wear. We have to wonder, however, if that's really all there is to plucking the pair that's perfect for you.

Jennifer Rade, stylist ambassador for ILORI, the sunglass boutique located in Fashion Show, likes to take things beyond just the shape of her clients' faces. "One of the most important things I look for when people try on sunglasses is proportion," she says. "The right pair of sunglasses will compliment the face by creating symmetry and not drawing too much attention to one area."

In addition to face shape and proportion, Rade considers skin tone, hair color and personality when deciding which pair of sunglasses are most flattering. Just like clothing, you can't rely on a one-size-fits-all formula with eyewear. Rihanna and Michelle Obama both have oblong faces, dark hair and dark skin, but the likelihood that these two would wear the same anything is slim.

Take a look at Rade's breakdown of which shades best suit these celebrities with varying face shapes, hair, skin tone and personalities. Remember, in the end it comes down to whatever makes you feel best about the reflection in the aviator lenses.

 

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