Shopping for sunglasses is rarely as simple as bagging the latest pair to hit the fashion pages; that cult style can fast go from game-changer to deal-breaker without careful consideration of what fits your features. Remember: the higher your cheekbones the more styles you can get away with, and don't forget your eyebrows! Some frames will cover them up so choose wisely if you prefer a strong brow on show. Follow our guide and find the frames that will put the rest in the shade. . .
For a ROUND face
Flatter a round face shape with a squared-off style – this is the best way to create definition in your features and offset softer lines. Whatever you do, steer clear of round frames as they'll only make your face appear wider than it is.
For an OVAL face
Lucky you – an oval-shaped face is well-suited to most frames. Go for rounded styles or a slight cat-eye to lift the cheekbones and accentuate your angles, and try to avoid anything too exaggerated as it can throw off the balance of your features.
For a HEART-SHAPED face
Classic aviators are a good fit for the proportions of a heart-shaped face, as are wayfarer styles and exaggerated cat-eye silhouettes which flatter a delicate chin by mirroring the angle of the jawline. Be wary of anything with a heavy upper frame or you run the risk of making the face seem top-heavy.
For a SQUARE face
In the same way a square frame suits a rounder face, a strong jawline is flattered by a more rounded shape. Circular glasses can help balance a square facial structure, particularly if you choose a slightly oversized style. When in doubt, approach angular frames with caution.