I have to admit, I’m quite lucky when it comes to sunglasses. As I have an oval face shape, I can wear most styles and shapes. So when Vision Direct* invited me to try a pair of their stunning designer sunglasses, I felt like a big, fat kid in a giant candy store.
After I had, quite literally, lusted my way through pages upon pages of my designer dreams, such as Gucci, Chloe and D & G, my eyes laid upon these Prada cat eye sunglasses and it was love at first sight.
The stunning combination of dramatic and wearable, these Prada sunglasses are perfect for adding that finishing touch of luxury to my high street looks.
I could honestly roll out of bed looking like a troll and these beauties will completely transform me into something chic. They make me feel exactly how Prada should make a woman feel: elegant, classy and sophisticated.
These Prada sunglasses are super versatile, due to their wayfarer design and cat-eye shape. This means they suit every face shape!
Is choosing sunglasses for your face shape a struggle? I’ve got you covered! Read on for my recommendations for each and every face type…
How To Determine Your Face Shape
Knowing your face shape is an integral part of choosing sunglasses. Although you may be baffled by the ridiculously geometric descriptions of the ‘face shapes’ (let’s be honest, only Lego men have an actual square head), determining your face shape is actually pretty easy.
Stand in front of a mirror with a piece of chalk or wipe-off, white board marker. Carefully draw around the edge of your face in the reflection.
Now, take a step back and have a good luck. Is the shape you have drawn closer to a square, circle, oval or heart?
Confused? Here’s a little overview of the different face shapes…
A heart shaped face is determined by a wider forehead and narrower, pointed chin.
A square shaped face has forehead, cheekbones and jawline of the same width.
A round shaped face is characterized by having a similar face length and width.
An oval shaped face is symmetrical with prominent cheekbones and tapers gradually towards the chin.
A long face shape is an elongated oval face shape with a prominent chin.
If you are not sure of your face shape, Vision Direct has a handy 3D tool that allows you to try before you buy! Hows that for making choosing sunglasses easier?
P.S. Oval faces, you can rock anything!
Choosing Sunglasses For Square Face
You can totally rock:
- Cat eye sunglasses
- Round sunglasses
- Oval sunglasses
- Butterfly shaped sunglasses
- Oversized aviators
Choosing Sunglasses For Round Face
- Square or rectangular
- Wrap sunglasses
Choosing Sunglasses For Long Face
- Statement cat eye sunglasses
- Wrap sunglasses
- Oversized sunglasses
Choosing Sunglasses For Heart Shape
- Cat eye
- Semi rimless
- Light tinted frames
Now that you know what sunglasses suit your face shape, just pick the ones you love! It’s also important to take into consideration how versatile the style/colour is and whether they suit the pieces in your wardrobe. Sunnies are one heck of a beautiful style statement, so rock them with confidence!