It’s that time of year again and we have had lots of requests asking how to choose a pair of sunglasses to suit ones face shape.
Trends change so quickly and it’s sometimes hard to keep up so, to give you a flavour of what’s out there, we have listed some of the most popular sunglasses trends and more importantly, which face shape they suit.
Cat eye Sunglasses
If you like the vintage look, then this is the style for you. Cat eye sunglasses suit heart-shaped and square face shapes.
Again, these have a retro, Jacki O feel to them. Retro sunglasses suit almost everyone, except round faces.
Aviator sunglasses come in many sizes and lense colours. Choose between the Top Gun pilot style (with mirrored lenses) or the plastic, 70′s frames.
The great thing about them is that they suit almost any face shape. They are quite large though so make sure that they are not too big for your face shape.
Butterfly shaped sunglasses
Like your sunnies large? Then the butterfly shape is for you. These suit most face shapes as the butterfly edge draws the attention away from your actual face.
The original butterly style is by Prada and loved by the likes of Paris Hilton and Kate Moss but there are high street alternatives from everywhere.
One of our favourite oversized sunglasses shapes are by Tom Ford. Pictured alongside Reese Witherspoon above are the Tom Ford Simone Sunglasses which also come in three shades of brown.
Square shaped sunglasses
Square shaped sunglasses suit round faces – the square angles contrast with the shape of the face and the bridge on the nose widens the eyes.
Tips to find the perfect sunglasses to suit our face shape
Step 1. Find out what your face shape is
Figuring out your face shape is key to choosing sunglasses. The old wives tale of looking in a mirror and drawing the shape of your face with lipstick is a bit misguided. Instead, we suggest checking out this video where international sunglasses expert Polly Joseph shows you how to tell your face shape and which sunglassses style suit each face shape.
Step 2. Look for a contrasting frame to your face shape
Round face (Kate Bosworth): Go for sunglasses with horizontal lines to create angles and lengthen your face. One word to keep in mind is rectangular.
Square face (Jennifer Garner): Choose sunglasses that soften your face angles. For example, choose curving lines like cat-eye frames. Lanvin Crystal Sun Sunglasses, Brown Thomas, €381 are a perfect fit for a square face.
Heart shaped face (Reese Witherspoon) : Round frames balance out a stronger forehead with something that draws the eye downward. .
Oval face shape: Think Chloe Sevigny. You lucky thing. Oval face shapes can get away with whatever they want in the sunglasses department. One word of warning however, is not to choose sunglasses that are too small.
Step 3. Choose a colour
Choosing the shade of your sunglasses is easy. Black frames look great on everyone. Apart from that, search for a pair that is similar to your hair colour: brunettes look for dark tortoiseshell or silver metal detail and blondes should go for gold metal.
And finally, enjoy your essential summer accessory!
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