SHADES OF STYLE
The right pair of sunglasses can take you from eyesore to eye candy in seconds but what shades style actually suits your face shape?
A strong jaw line with wide cheekbones looks great with a rounded or aviator-shaped frame. With such a strongly shaped face, oversized and curvy styles also work well, while creams and neutral tones help to soften and subtly frame the face. Lenses with a rose or warm amber tint add a gentle but retro look overall, for the more laid back lady. Glasses featured: Chloe Aviators, £211, Harvey Nichols.
Count yourself lucky, as pretty much any style works on an oval face. You should experiment with the latest looks such as the resurge of the wayfarer, now updated with an array of colours and printed frames. For pure celebrity status and a pair that screams ‘look at me’, go for a heavily detailed arm. Solid and dark lenses add status; whilst metal frames are a good way of creating a definitive silhouette. Glasses featured: Miu Miu, £216 www.sunglassesshop.co.uk
HEART / DIAMOND FACE
A defined, pointed chin with wide cheek bones and forehead look great with a more quirky, retro shaped pair of sunglasses, such as rectangular or ‘cat-eyed’ sunglasses. Choose a pair which angle outwards towards to top corner, widening out the face to balance the jaw line. Coloured frames and arms with strong detail will soften the lower portion of your face shape by accentuating the eye area. Glasses featured: Gucci, £198 www.sunglassesshop.co.uk
With such a soft shape, definition is key, so slim your cheeks with a frame slightly wider than the broadest part of your face. Soft but angular styles will pull your temple higher, lengthening your face and breaking up the roundness. A double brow style also pulls the eye area away from the mouth, giving you a more defined shape overall. Glasses featured: Next, £15.