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Style guide: How to find the right sunglasses for your face shape

Style guide: How to find the right sunglasses for your face shape

After months in lockdown, the call of the great outdoors has never been more appealing. Being out in the sun, whether on your sundeck, at the beach or in your local park, is one of this summer’s simple pleasures – so there’s never been a better time to look for a new pair of high-quality sunglasses.

Thanks to Silhouette’s superior raw materials and diligent craftsmanship, the brand’s range of sunglasses are renowned for standing the test of time. And when you’re investing in a long-lasting, classic accessory, you want to make sure to choose a pair that complements you perfectly.

As each person is unique, Silhouette’s style consultant, Carolina Lober, is on hand to determine which sunglasses style best suits your face shape.

The best style for… oval face shapes

You see: Golden Gate 8169 in 3520 Glossy Caramel

You see: Golden Gate 8169 in 3520 Glossy Caramel

Most sunglasses styles look good on a well-proportioned oval face. A butterfly-shaped frame will flatter your even features, with the slight flare adding definition to the focal point of your face. Round and square frames also favor this face shape, which complement and contrast to the oval face.

Carolina’s recommendation: Silhouette’s Golden Gate is the perfect match for oval faces. The lenses are slightly uptilted to create a butterfly effect and the half-finished frames further enhance the tapered shape.

The best style for… round face shapes

You see: Titan Accent Shades 8718 in 7000 SLM Grey

You see: Titan Accent Shades 8718 in 7000 SLM Grey

Rounder face shapes suit designs with angular, straight lines to bring balance to the natural curves of your face. Look out for boxy or geometric shapes, like square or rectangular frames to slim and elongate.

Carolina’s recommendation: Many styles in the Titan Accent Shades collection feature frames with strong, bold angles. The classic design of Titan Accent Shades is perfect for creating those flattering horizontal lines.

The best style for… triangular faces

You see: Titan Accent Shades 8174 in 3530 SLM Glossy Rosé Mirror

You see: Titan Accent Shades 8174 in 3530 SLM Glossy Rosé Mirror

Triangular faces, sometimes called heart-shaped, are best paired with angled cat-eye or butterfly shapes to create pleasing proportions. These classic styles flare up and out at the sides to flatter a triangular face shape, creating lift around the cheekbones and balancing out a narrower chin.

Carolina’s recommendation: An angular cat eye is a bold look, so a great way to test out this shape is with a subtle butterfly-wing lens, like model 8174 from the Titan Accent Shades collection.

The best style for… square face shapes

You see: Accent Shades 8720 in 4000 Tricolor Lavender

You see: Accent Shades 8720 in 4000 Tricolor Lavender

They say opposites attract, and just as angular frames flatter round faces, the reverse is true for square face shapes. Curved lines bring balance, so those with a squarer bone structure should opt for circular or oval sunglasses to highlight their best features.

Carolina’s recommendation: Try softly rounded frames like Accent Shades, which combine a clean and sporty look for timeless style.

The best style for… any face shape

You see: TMA – Futura 4077 in 6030 Classic Brown Gradient

You see: TMA – Futura 4077 in 6030 Classic Brown Gradient

If you’re unsure how to classify your face shape, you can’t go wrong with a pair of oversized sunglasses. Not only do they offer maximum sun protection for your eyes and the delicate skin around them, but oversized sunglasses are guaranteed to look glamorous on everybody.

Carolina’s recommendation: For ultimate summer style, try TMA – Futura, sunglasses for an oversized 70s vibe combined with a high-fashion cut-out.