Fashion Forum: Sunglasses in the City!


It’s that time of year when you REALLY think about sunglasses. No matter who the hot designer is, the same basic shapes are made with different design details. This year is no exception.

Owing to the craze of generated by top celebrities, sunglasses industry has become one of the fastest growing industries. With the plethora of sunglass varieties and tons of brands, sunglass is no more a gadget for visual aid. Celebrities set the sunglasses trends for the future (source) So if celebrities set the trends, then anyone should see – THE BIGGER THE BETTER – when it comes to the size of your sunglasses. However, knowing you face shape can help you find the best shaped frame for your face. Take a look below:


Round face: Full-looking face with a round chin and hairline. Widest point is at the cheeks and ears. In general, look for frames equal to or slightly wider than the broadest part of the face. Minimize the curves and add definition with soft, angular, rectangular styles or double brow styles. Higher temples will create a longer profile.

Frame suggestions : Wider frames with angular / rectangular styles
Kenneth Cole – 39.99 www.overstock.com


Square face: This face shape consists of a strong jawline, a broad forehead and wide cheekbones. Reduce the angles with soft, curvy styles that will give the face some definition such as cat-eye styles. The classic ovals also works well for this face shape.

Frame suggestions : Oval, Round, Cat Eyes
Roberto Cavalli, 66.49 www.overstock.com

Heart shape: This face has a narrow jaw and a wide forehead. Soften the lower portion of the face by accenting the eye area. Styles such as cat- eyes should angle outward at the top corner and be wide enough to balance the jawline. You can also try metal frames with rimless bottoms.

Frame suggestions : Aviators, Cat Eyes

Chloe Women’s Aviator, 149.99 www.overstock.com

Oval face: Reverse of the heart-shape . . . a dominant jaw line with narrowing at the cheek bone and temples. Almost any style works for oval face. Experiment with the latest looks. Square shaped frames with gently rounded edges and higher temples also look good on an oval face.

Frame suggestions : Any frame shape

Forever 21, 5.80 www.forever21.com

Oblong face: Long and slender, about the same width at forehead and just below cheekbones. Compliment the face with sunglass styles that do not extend beyond the widest part of the face. Round or square shapes will look great on this face. Frames with short horizontal and long vertical lines also work. Decorative or contrasting temples add width to the face.
Frame suggestions : Round, Square

Forever 21, 5.80 www.forever21.com

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