Pull focus this summer with sunglasses to suit your face shape – and go bold, says aislinn coffey…
Sunny days are here but with the UV index climbing, we need to be careful to ensure our eyes are shielded from the sun’s glare. On-trend sunglasses both protect your eyes and perfect a chic summer look. Your choice of sunglasses is as individual and as important as your choice of shoes or bags – you should feel comfortable, confident and totally current when wearing them. From retro glamour to classic shapes and super-sophisticated looks, almost all Specsavers glasses, including designer brands, can be turned into prescription sunglasses, meaning literally hundreds of styles to choose from.
Choosing glasses on the basis of the shape of your face is a good place to start. With Specsavers amazing Two for One offer, you can also afford to experiment a little.
“Try something new this summer” advises THE GLOSS Style Editor Aislinn Coffey. “Be bold and brave with your selection, step outside your comfort zone, as you would with any fashion accessory, to look fresh and of the moment. Metal frames and cat-eye shapes are trending, as well as oversize and neat retro styles. Sunglasses can transform your look.”
You can buy sunglasses online too. Choose any frame you like and try it on using virtual try-on technology. Extra Thin + Light lenses are up to 40 per cent thinner than standard lenses and can be added to improve the appearance and comfort of glasses with a high prescription, and are suitable for lightweight frames. Visit www.specsavers.ie for more information.
An oval face shape means you have a combination of soft and angular lines. Almost all frame shapes will suit you, so you can be as adventurous as you like. Go bold with a geometric or oversized style or opt for something more subtle with a teacup shape
Heart-shaped faces feature both soft and straight lines, so the world’s your oyster when it comes to sunglasses shapes. Choose a “browline” style or a cat-eye frame. You would look great in aviator-style sunglasses too.
Go for styles that complement your soft and curved features. Round glasses will look great on you. Play it safe with metal styles or go bold with colourful acetate frames.
Your defined jawline means you have a great face structure for angular frames. To complement your features, try square or rectangular styles. Or go bold with cat-eye or geometric shapes.