A few years ago when I got my first pair of prescription sunglasses I cared more about the brand name then I did about how the style fit my face. Big mistake. I found that I only liked them for a short amount of time. They didn’t “grow on me” like I had hoped for. With a need for new trendy sunglasses in my new prescription this has been top of mind. I’m reminding myself how important it is to shop for sunglasses that suit my face shape over the brand name.
I don’t think that I am the only one guilty of this. It’s common we see a friend or someone we follow on Instagram share something on themselves and instantly think that it’ll be just as good for us. Most of the time it works out, but I find for sunglasses you really want to take the time deciding. It’s important to try on all different styles and trends to see what works best, use the tips below to help get a good idea of where to start.
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For myself, I feel like my face is shaped between oval and square. While an oval face shape is known to look good with almost any style frame, I also feel that I personally just have a wider face. This encourages me to pay closer attention to the width and size of the frame. I tend to lean more towards a trendy oversized look to avoid having the frames look too small.
Trendy Sunglasses for Different Face Shapes
Find styles that have a small rim, something subtle that comes to a downward point. A narrow frame is also highly recommended.
Styles trending this year: Aviators and a subtle cat-eye.
Oval face shapes are known to look good with a wide array of different styles. If you are have an oval face, it’s easy for you to shop what you like before trying it on as you can almost guarantee the shape will be a perfect match.
Styles trending this year: Bold cat-eye, bold oval, classic rectangle, bohemian
Look for styles that are bold and geometric. The geometric edges contrast well with your round face shape. If you are confident in large bold frames, these would be a perfect fit.
Styles trending this year: Preppy square, classic rectangle
Opposite of what to look for with a round face, for square faces you want to look for curved edges. Soft curls will pair well with the chiseled look of a square face.
Styles trending this year: Bohemian oval, aviators, round
Happy sunglass shopping, I know I am always excited to rock a new style for a new year! If you have more questions or want to find even more styles for your face head over to IRIS’s website and on the left side column check off your face shape to populate even more trendy sunglasses.