Find the right sunglasses for your face shape

Sunglasses are our favourite summer accessory – there’s a style to suit everyone, you can spend a little or a lot, they protect our eyes and they add an instant cool factor to any outfit. Plus, they cover those eye bags when we haven’t quite managed to get our 8 hours!

If you’re on the market for a stylish new pair of sunnies, why not try something a bit more out of your comfort zone? The great thing about sunglasses are that you can dip your toes into the most outrageous of fashion trends, but with minimal risk.

WATCH VIDEO: Our Fashion Editor tested out the latest sunglasses styles.

See her picks in our edit below, along with our advice for finding the perfect frames to suit your face shape…

If you have a round face

Those with round faces will look fabulous in these retro Ray Ban sunglasses. The geometric shape adds angles to your face, and the pink lenses will turn heads.

Sunglasses: Gold geometric with metallic pink lenses, R2 290, Ray Ban at Sunglass Hut

Gold geometric with metallic pink lenses, R2 290, Ray Ban at Sunglass Hut

The quirky geometric shape of these Emilio Pucci sunglasses will elongate and slim your face, offsetting your contours.

Sunglasses: Geometric black and gold, from R3 975, Emilio Pucci at SDM Eyewear

Geometric black and gold sunglasses, from R3 975, Emilio Pucci at SDM Eyewear

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If you have an oval face

Do you have an oval face shape? You lucky thing – almost all styles suit you. Stay away from round shapes, though – instead, draw attention to your cheekbones with these gorgeous Emilio Pucci sunglasses. The cat’s eye frame makes them look fabulously vintage – perfect for a picnic!

Sunglasses: Gold and black cat eye, from R3 975, Emilio Pucci at SDM Eyewear

Gold and black cat eye sunglasses, from R3 975, Emilio Pucci at SDM Eyewear

If you want to add some serious glam factor to your look, opt for a statement pair of bejewelled Miu Miu sunnies. This cat’s eye shape draws the eyes upwards, complimenting high cheekbones.

Sunglasses: Bedazzled tortoiseshell, R4 890, Miu Miu at Sunglass Hut

Bedazzled tortoiseshell sunglasses, R4 890, Miu Miu at Sunglass Hut

The rectangular shape of these lilac Miu Miu’s will balance out the length of an oval face.

Sunglasses: Lilac embellished, from R4 890, Miu Miu at Sunglass Hut

Lilac embellished sunglasses, from R4 890, Miu Miu at Sunglass Hut

If you prefer a more classic look, these chic Pradas with beaded arms are for you!

Sunglasses: Black and gold with beaded arms, R8 790, Prada at Sunglass Hut

Black and gold sunglasses with beaded arms, R8 790, Prada at Sunglass Hut

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If you have a heart face

Feeling fancy? Jazz up any outfit with these gorgeous Prada sunglasses from Sunglass Hut. The light-coloured frames are perfect for heart shaped faces. These will add instant glamour to even the most simple of outfits.

Sunglasses: Navy, silver and tortoiseshell, R5 090, Prada at Sunglass Hut

Navy, silver and tortoiseshell sunglasses, R5 090, Prada at Sunglass Hut

Heart shapers also look good in frames with thin temples like these Miu Mius, which have light lenses too making them the perfect pair for your shape.

Sunglasses: Round pink and gold wire, R4 890, Miu Miu at Sunglass Hut

Round pink and gold wire sunglasses, R4 890, Miu Miu at Sunglass Hut

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If you have an oblong face

If your face is oblong shaped, you’ll look great in a pair of oversized sunnies. Look for styles with more depth than width for the perfect flattering glasses – these MCQ by Alexander McQueen ones will make a real statement.

Sunglasses: Tortoiseshell with gold eyelets, from 5 875, MCQ by Alexander McQueen at SDM Eyewear

Tortoiseshell sunglasses with gold eyelets, from 5 875, MCQ by Alexander McQueen at SDM Eyewear

Go big or go home! These Emporio Armani sunglasses will look great on oblong faces, plus the unique shape of the frame and subtle cat’s-eye makes a real statement. Wear with a simple outfit for maximum impact.

Sunglasses: Tortoiseshell and gold wire, R3 390, Emporio Armani at Sunglass Hut

Tortoiseshell sunglasses with gold wire, R3 390, Emporio Armani at Sunglass Hut

If you have a square face

Square faces will be balanced out by these funky red Infinity sunglasses. The round shape never goes out of style, and will look great paired with casual jeans and a T-shirt.

Sunglasses: Red round, R390, Infinity at Spec Savers

Red round sunglasses, R390, Infinity at Spec Savers

Try something a little bit different with these glasses from Emporio Armani. The rounded shape will look great on most face shapes, and we love the metallic lenses and detailing on both these pairs.

Sunglasses: Rounded metallic silver lenses, R2 090, Emporio Armani at Sunglass Hut

Rounded metallic sunglasses with silver lenses, R2 090, Emporio Armani at Sunglass Hut

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Sunglasses: Round black and metallic , R5 090, Emporio Armani at Sunglass Hut

Round black and metallic sunglasses, R5 090, Emporio Armani at Sunglass Hut

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