Know your sunnies: choose ones that suit your face

  • Snigdha Ahuja, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: May 04, 2014 17:33 IST

It’s that time of the year again when you can strike your best Audrey Hepburn pose in cat-eye glasses or look effortlessly cool in a pair of Lennon sunnies.

But, you don’t want to look like an odd spectacle, so choose the sunglasses you want to invest in wisely. Don’t lust after or chase those oversized bug-eye glasses or swipe your credit card blindly for expensive wayfarers — buy according to your face shape. We tell you which sunglasses would best suit your face shape, without compromising on style or your personal favourites. So whether you have a round, oval, square or a heart shaped face, we’ve got you completely covered. Go ahead, put on those glasses and switch on your diva mode.

In pictures: Hippie to starry, cool sunglasses

Round shape

Cateyes frames

Go for geometric, sharply angular glasses to contour and add some shape to your face. Kirsten Dunst, you have a lot to choose from — from on-trend sleek cat-eyes to angular, square frames that can be boxy in their make. Style your pick with a retro pop-coloured or printed headwrap and statement, multi-tiered earrings to brighten up a sombre summer and look super stylish. shape

Browline glasses

Like Katy Perry, you have the advantage of experimenting with as your face shape has the ability to take risks when it comes to making a style statement. So, dare to go for on-trend mirrored sunglasses in a cool ocean blue hue or pick clubmasters or tortoise shell browline shades, which are set apart by lenses that are framed by a thick topside. Exaggerated cateye frames also work for you.

Square shape

Oversized round glasses

Go for a shape that balances out your striking and well defined face contour and cuts, like Nicole Richie here. Choose rounded frames, like teashades or Lennon shades that are perfectly rounded and rimless, and exude retro flair. You can even go for oversized bugeye or round glasses. If you have long tresses, style these in a faux bob to complete your look and do old-school cool.

Heart shape


Got a heart-shaped face like Jennifer Aniston? Go for sports-luxe versions and style them differently through the day. You can go tough with your attire when styling a pair of aviators, so get that cropped and power-shouldered jacket out and do up your hair in a high ponytail. For a more casual do, pair your glasses with loose hair and a cute braided headband. Guys, these are a great pick for you too, go all classy by pairing them with closely cropped hair.

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