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The sun is shining, and its time to get to get our sunnies on!

Sunglasses not only protect our eyes from harmful UV rays, but they are also a wonderful way of updating our look, adding interest to our outfit and showing our personal style.

Here’s my tips on choosing the best sunglasses for your face shape, personal colouring, and your unique style.

There are 3 things to consider when looking for the perfect pair of sunglasses: Shape, Colour and your personal Style


Different shaped sunglasses suit different face shapes – so I would suggest that you choose a frame shape that flatters and suits your personal face shape.

The general rule is if you have an angular face shape – where your cheekbones and jaw are in line (sometimes called square or rectangular shape) – then use glasses to soften the angular lines.  So go for round or oval shapes – like these from Polo Ralph Lauren or these from Prada for a more statement look

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Polo Ralph Lauren round, House of Fraser, £127

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Prada Oval sunglasses, John Lewis, £127

If your face shape is rounder, with rounded edges to all sides of the face – then use square or rectangular shaped sunglasses to balance out the curves of the face. These from Dior and Rayban for great!

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Dior Nuance square sunglasses £220 John Lewis

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Rayban square sunglasses £145 House Of Fraser

If your face shape is more heart shaped or an inverted triangle (great cheek bones and a narrower chin) –  then look for sunglasses that are wider at the bottom, and with lightweight arms so that they don’t add too much width to your temple area, like these aviator styles from Rayban and Hush.