I am never without at least two pairs of sunglasses on hand in my bag. This may seem excessive (don’t judge me!) but for me, a good pair of sunglasses is as much an accessory as a statement necklace.
When buying sunglasses, I always run the risk of choosing something that is on trend, or newly released rather than something that really suits my face shape. There was a recent spring clean of my wardrobe (after MUCH cajoling from my boyfriend) and I realized that half my sunglasses, while very chic did not suit my face- especially with my Asian nose.
Enter, our new sunglass shopping guide thanks to my expert friends at Sunglass Hut. Faceshape dictates most of what sort of frame you should consider picking up, so check out our guide below. Alternatively head into any Sunglass Hut store, and one of their lovely team will be able to help you out!
Square Shaped Face:
This face shape has a strong jawline and an equally broad forehead with relatively straight lines top to bottom. Try choosing frame shapes that have slightly rounded edges to soften your features, and steer clear of square or rectangular shapes which will exaggerate your face shape.
Triangle Shaped Face:
This face shape is broader along the brow line than the jaw line. To balance the bottom part of the face with the brow, try frames with a thin rim and vertical lines like cat-eyes or aviators. Avoid large frames, bold colors and square shapes.
Round Shaped Face:
This face shape has soft curves with a similar width to length. To detract from the shape, choose frames with straight or angular lines, such as rectangular or square. Solid, deep colour like black or tortoiseshell minimizes fullness.
Oval Shaped Face:
Oval faces are longer than they are wide and have balanced features. This face shape is lucky, as you can wear almost any frame style as long as the frames are no wider than the broadest part of the face, however avoid frames that are too narrow as it makes the face appear longer.
Heart Shaped Face:
Heart shaped faces are broad at the forehead and cheekbones, and narrow at the chin. To make your face more proportionate try thin, light metal or clear plastic frames that have broader bottom halves.