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Style On The Streets: Dublin Does Shades

By emmakenneally

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am


Each week, we team up with the stylish folks behind Opsh to spot the top fashion trends on the streets of Dublin...

Despite the mixed weather this week, Dubliners still embraced their summer shades -­ rocking styles, frame shapes and colours of every description. If you’re in the market for a new pair of sunnies, then look no further for some stylish inspiration, and follow Opsh’s top tips below to find the right pair for you….










1.  Shades that suit…. An angular face

If you have wide or high cheekbones, with a narrow forehead, then try oval-shaped sunglasses which will soften your sharp angles. Make sure the pair you choose are not wider than the top of your cheekbones. If you have a wide forehead and a narrow jaw, then you should aim to accentuate the eye area, which will soften the lower portion of the face. Balance out the jawline with angular glasses, like cat­eye frames, or try metal frames with a rimless bottom.


2.  Shades that suit…. A long face

Long faces can be shortened and widened with square or rounded shapes. Ensure your frames do not extend beyond the widest part of the face and opt for frames with decorative or contrasting temple details, which will add width to the face.


3.  Shades that suit…  A square-shaped face

If you have a broad forehead, strong jawline and wide cheekbones, then you should go for curvy styles, like this season’s cat­eye, or rounded sunglasses, which will give the face more definition.


4.  Shades that suit…  A round-shaped face

If you have a round face, then the objective is making the face appear longer and thinner, so look for frames equal to or slightly wider than the broadest part of the face. Soft, angular, rectangular styles will give your face more definition, and higher temples will create a longer profile. Sunglasses with defined brow bars will pull the eye upward and instantly make the face appear longer.


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