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Best sunglasses for a round face

Got a round-shaped face and think the only frames for you are oversized? Very wrong, which is why you need to fully read this article and learn the many options available to you when shopping for sunglasses 🙂

I put together a few options below, which will frame a round face without making it look rounder. The best frame shape for your youthful-shaped face is squared. Definitely avoid round frames, oval shapes might work, but round frames end up making your face look rounder. Another thing to try to avoid in sunglasses are colored lenses, lightly tinted are fine, just don’t go for super rosy or bright blue.


Oversized sunglasses

Sunglasses are a great way to fend off harmful rays, and add a fashionable accessory to your look.

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UV rays from the sun can be harmful over time, not only to your skin, but also to your eyesight. It can also be hard to see and sometimes dangerous when there’s a giant glare while driving. Oversized sunglasses are one of the most popular frames, because they come in various shapes and sizes, which make them flattering on most face shapes.

The oversized style frame was made popular and chic by fashion icons like Jackie Onassis, who made these shades pretty trendy. The retro glam look has been updated with funky designs and bright colors, but a classic black frame with matching lenses remain a classic.

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Oversized sunglasses are a fashionable accessory since you can choose from various shapes and colors, and they also offer great protection from the sun since they cover a large area on your face. To ensure sunglasses actually offer a safe amount of protection from UV rays, look for the CE mark. This mark is a European trademark indicating sufficient UV protection is offered.

Splurge a bit with these oversized shades…

Oversized style by Marc Jacobs




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Havana horsebit by Gucci




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New York “ola 2” polarized by Kate Spade




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Oversized design by Christian Dior




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Large glamour frame by Dolce & Gabbana




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Oversized sunglasses by Jessica Simpson


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Tortoise oversized by Betsey Johnson

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Oversized style by Kenneth Cole Reaction

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Tortoise shell oversized by White house

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Large oversized by Steve Madden

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Oversized sunglasses have a retro glam appeal to them, but not everyone prefers this style.
What’s your favorite pair of sunglasses?!

Sunglasses trends 2011

Protect your eyes in style!

We are only in April, and already many of us are having to don a pair of trusty sunglasses to protect our eyes from glare and harmful UV rays! If you are like me, and you need to replace your shades on an annual basis due to breakage or loss during the colder period, then you may be wondering what styles are set to be at the forefront of 2011’s style stakes.

Sunglasses have always been quite the statement accessory thanks to their popularity with the A List. You will want to ensure that people are looking at your hidden peepers for the right reasons! So what styles are transitioning from the catwalk and into our high street stores this summer?

Oversized sunglasses have always been popular with celebrities, but recently quite a number of stars have been spotted sporting ones with butterfly shaped frames; including actress Nicole Ritchie, socialite Kim Kardashian and pop chart stormer and fashion icon Rihanna who is wearing Prada’s P18IS in the picture above. If the $229 (£140) price tag is a little too high for you don’t despair, because the style will definitely be popping up within many local stores soon. ​


People with rounder faces may worry that oversized shades will draw unwanted negative attention to their face shape, but you should remember that large square shapes are also available and very flattering. The butterfly shape is a great medium between circular and square extra-large frames.

50s Cat eye frames are wider at the top than they are at the bottom, and are another retro shape making a comeback with Miu Miu’s collection making great impact on the catwalks of March’s Paris Fashion Week. Movie star Scarlett Johansson, pop firework Katy Perry as well as the legendary Lady Gaga (pictured above) were recently seen donning this variety.

Printed frames are sure to be a hit as well, as are John Lennon-esque pop art frames with the ever stylish Welsh singer/songwriter Marina Diamondis (of Marina and the Diamonds) at the forefront of the look. Her white and red stripy pair (which drew a lot of attention from both the mainstream and fashion press) may be a tad too garish for your own taste, but thankfully such frames are available in a wide range of colours and more understated variants. So there is bound to be a pair that matches your style! Anna Sui and Lanvin also embraced this style in their recent collections (see below).

Of all of the sunglasses on offer this year, I particularly love Dolce and Gabbana’s current supermodel Naomi Campbell endorsed Animalier collection. Which integrates the key fashion aesthetics of bold colours, patterns and statement sizes to achieve THE ultimate shades for 2011. Great for lovers of animal print like me!

In conclusion, shades this summer are all about having fun while embracing your inner celebrity ego! Although the trends indicate that a bog standard pair of sunglasses is too boring for ‘11, it is possible to integrate the same impending trends into more understated frames. Experiment with a number of different styles to find your ideal pair and remember to wear your chosen set with the best accessory of all..CONFIDENCE!

As an outreach coordinator for SelectSpecs sunglasses, Kat Cole has to keep up to date with all of the latest eyewear trends. Her sunglasses style of choice is those with oversized, butterfly frames so she is really glad they are making a comeback in ’11!

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