SUNGLASSES THAT SUIT YOUR FACE SHAPE

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New season, new sunnies! Who doesn’t love buying a new pair of sunglasses at the beginning of the warm season? They have the potential to round off your outfit instantly.

Styles are quite defined this year with the most popular being the elegant cateye, John Lennon inspired round, flat top a.k.a Victoria Beckham and the classic aviators with a tinted lens for extra edge, like Kendal Jenner.

But how does one choose the best glasses for your face? What looks good on one face may not suit another. Here is a basic guide and shopping suggestons for each face shape. 

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SQUARE AND RECTANGULAR FACE SHAPE

You have a square or rectangular face if the measurements across your face are fairly similar at the cheek, forehead, and jawline. 

You’ve got bold features, perhaps a prominent forehead and a strong jawline. Try curvier frames like round, oval, cat eye, butterfly and semi-rimless to accentuate your eyes and playfully balance a striking jawline.

Famous square/rectangular faces: Angelina Jolie, Olivia Wilde

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ILoveTheLot, Orwell Sand Marble, R289

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Dolce & Gabbana, R3100

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Ray-Ban (also in other colours), R1860

Miu Miu, R3300

Lundun, R370

 

OVAL FACE SHAPE

Oval faces are similar, proportionally, to an upside-down egg. They are longer than they are wide, with a forehead that is slightly wider than the jawline and a gently rounded chin. 

If you have an oval face, you can pull off most looks when it comes to sunglasses. Rectangle frames are often chosen for their horizontal orientation to balance an oval face’s vertical. And upswept glasses styles are good for complimenting cheekbones.

Famous oval faces: Rihanna, Beyonce

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ILoveTheLot, High Roller Black, R289

Lundun, R580

Ray-Ban, R2480

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Dior (also in other colours), R5052*

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Pieces, R399

 

ROUND FACE SHAPE

Round faces, are about as wide as they are long. They have a relatively small forehead and a small, curved jawline. If your cheek width and face length measurements are within an inch or so of each other, your forehead width measurement is smaller than your cheek width measurement, and your jawline doesn’t have sharp angles, you have a round face. 

Characterized by soft, contoured, feminine features, round faces suit geometric and angled shapes like horizontal frames, wayfarers and rectangle shapes will give your face a longer, thinner look.

Famous round faces: Chrissy Teigen, Kirsten Dunst

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Quay Australia, R729*

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Vintage Lover, R195

Christian Dior, R1650

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Celine, R4355*

Fendi, R6310

 

HEART FACE SHAPE

Heart faces are defined by the upside-down triangle shape of their face, which results from having a relatively pointy chin and medium-to-wide forehead and cheek measurements. These faces are generally just a little longer than they are wide at the cheeks (about an inch and a half or less.) 

You can direct attention downward or elongate your look to even out proportions with lighter-colored frames, frames with thin temples, or frames with exaggerated bottoms.

Famous heart shaped faces: Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria

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Festival Specs (with various lenses), R606 

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Dolce & Gabbana, R2400

Lundun, R580

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Vintage Lover (also in other colours), R150

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Marc by Marc Jacobs (also in one other colour), R1077*

 

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