Trend report: Sunglasses for men

BRONWYN WILLIAMS
Last updated 14:09 01/10/2012
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SUITS YOU, SIR: Johnny Depp wears aviators to balance his heart-shaped face.

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The weather is warming up and it's time for sunglasses shopping.  Read this before you hit the stores to find the perfect frames for your face shape.

OVAL: Pretty much in proportion, an oval can get away with wearing most sunglasses styles. Try the current wayfarer trend and have some fun with colourful or kooky frames. Celebrity ovals: Jude Law, Ryan Gosling.

SQUARE: Square face shapes have straight lines along the forehead with a square defined jaw. Look for soft rounded sunglass styles that taper off your sharp angles. Celebrity squares: Mario Lopez, Nick Lachey.

LONG: Long faces tend to be narrow in width and tall in height. Choose oversized or wraparound styles that add width to your face. Avoid frames that are narrower than the width of your face. Celebrity long faces: Penn Badgley, Ben Affleck.

ROUND: Round faces don't have a lot of angles. Look for sunglasses with angular or wide rectangular shapes. Avoid small rounded styles, they'll only emphasise the roundness of your face. Celebrity roundies: Kanye West, Jack Black.  

HEART: Heart-shaped faces are wide at the forehead and taper at the chin. Look for round frames to balance a wide forehead. Aviators are also great, as the top of the frames are larger than the bottom. Look for other frames that replicate this shape.  Celebrity hearts: Johnny Depp, Justin Timberlake.

TOP TIP: It pays to take a mate along when shopping  for sunnies - ideally someone you trust. When fitting sunglasses to your face, your eyes should sit in the middle of the frame.

 

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