BWA’s Guide To Shopping Sunglasses

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.

Images: Inner Circle Sunglass Hut, StyleBistro

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36 Comments

  • hausoftina
    Reply hausoftina Thursday 27th September, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I just like to try on every single pair of sunglasses I see though ;P

  • Reply punkemohardcore Saturday 15th September, 2012 at 12:48 am

    This is so timely. I broke my fave pair of sunnies last wednesday ):

  • secretculture
    Reply secretculture Friday 14th September, 2012 at 10:08 am

    good advice!

  • bubsarella
    Reply bubsarella Thursday 13th September, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Thanks for the tips – my big fat moonface needs all the help it can get when it comes to sunglasses!

  • Reply sargus Tuesday 11th September, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Awesome, still not sure if my face is square or round tho 🙁

  • Telishabeattie
    Reply Telishabeattie Tuesday 11th September, 2012 at 10:05 am

    great tips

  • Reply Cindizzle Monday 10th September, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Very helpful!

  • Reply sarahlansell Monday 10th September, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Fantastic tips thank you BWA
    xox

  • Reply KatP Monday 10th September, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    thanks

  • Reply cadam Monday 10th September, 2012 at 8:43 am

    great info

  • Reply Zerotolove Sunday 9th September, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Wish I could afford a pair at the moment! 🙁

  • Reply MsKimo Sunday 9th September, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Great advice, will keep this in mind next time I go sunglasses shopping.

  • Reply foxoduck Sunday 9th September, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Great tips 🙂

  • Reply KNY Sunday 9th September, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Great tips

  • Reply Whatthe Sunday 9th September, 2012 at 6:44 am

    I’m a heart shaped face!!

  • Reply cindyhu_1234 Saturday 8th September, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    thx for the tips!

  • Reply T1NA Saturday 8th September, 2012 at 10:22 am

    good tips

  • Reply fifi73 Saturday 8th September, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Great tips, I do find it daunting trying to find sunglasses that suit me….

  • make up magic
    Reply make up magic Saturday 8th September, 2012 at 6:13 am

    yeah great advice. I love big glasses

  • Reply Anastasija Saturday 8th September, 2012 at 5:03 am

    Very Handy

  • Reply srslyalex Saturday 8th September, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Thanks for the advice! Not sure what my face shape is though, haha

  • Reply leckytomato Saturday 8th September, 2012 at 12:32 am

    good advice. it would be better if the shades were put side by side too though for illustration purposes.

  • Reply coyleshana Saturday 8th September, 2012 at 12:06 am

    wow informative

  • Reply Lovely65 Friday 7th September, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Very Handy

  • Reply cindyfeng92 Friday 7th September, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    super helpful

  • DearMonet
    Reply DearMonet Friday 7th September, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Interesting!!!!

  • Reply AmberB Friday 7th September, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Great tips

  • smurfette
    Reply smurfette Friday 7th September, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    thanks for the tips

  • Reply adnrew Friday 7th September, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    awesome

  • Reply ellenstewart Friday 7th September, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Very Handy!

  • Reply ragdollbaby Friday 7th September, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Good tips. Thank u

  • Reply maggielyly Friday 7th September, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    thanks for the tips~

    • Reply yslyenom Friday 7th September, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      Just gonna say that

  • Reply vikki18 Friday 7th September, 2012 at 11:25 am

    sweet

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Friday 7th September, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Great advice, I never leave home without my sunglasses.

  • Reply Jenny Friday 7th September, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Cute

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