5 Fun and Flattering Sunglasses Styles for Women In Stores Now

by Cynthia Bowman

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Sunglasses are an easy way to add your own style personality to your outfit. And even better, they protect the delicate skin around your eyes. When choosing a pair, go with a slightly larger frame that filters out the UV rays best. Here’s a roundup of the best sunglasses in stores now with suggestions of what style is most flattering according to face shape.

When choosing a pair of sunglasses, don’t get too caught up in the rules. If you love them, then wear them. I offer some guidelines only for those that feel unsure about how to pick the right pair of sunglasses.

Here are 5 tips on choosing the right pair of sunglasses:

  • For an understated look, choose frames that are similar to your skin tone and avoid high-contrast frames.
  • When trying a pair on, look and see how they complement (or clash) with your eyebrows. If a large part of your eyebrows show above the sunglasses, try another style.
  • Sunglasses should not go below your cheekbones or tip of your nose. If they do they may be too big for your face.
  • Always choose a quality pair with UV protection. Sunglasses will come with a sticker certifying that.
  • Heavy sunglasses will feel uncomfortable after a few minutes, and end up sliding down your face, so always choose a lightweight pair.

You ready to see some of the best sunglasses in stores now? Here you go!

1. Cat-Eye Sunglasses by Draper James, $125

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Cat-eye sunglasses are on trend right now and are a flattering shape for nearly any face. The lifted brow rim lifts your face and accentuates your cheekbones. This is an especially flattering style for a woman with a round or heart-shaped face.

Here are some affordable, cat-eye sunglasses in stores now:

2. Round Sunglasses by LeSpecs, $59flattering sunglasses by face shape | 40plusstyle.com

A round pair of sunglasses are bold and add an artistic or avant-garde look to an outfit. Many women choose round sunglasses in a bright color to further make a statement. Round sunglasses are good for women with stronger, square jawlines or thin or oval faces. A pair of round sunglasses should be generally avoided by women with round faces.

Here are some round sunglasses under $100 in stores now:

3. Browline Sunglasses by Express, $29.90

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Browline sunglasses were made famous by the RayBan Clubmaster. The vintage style now comes in a variety of shapes and colors that evolve with the latest fashions. The latest versions are a lovely combination of the cat eye and round shape, making them flattering for nearly any face shape. Browline sunglasses are great when you want to accentuate your eyebrows (or lack of them).

Here’s a selection of affordable browline sunglasses in stores now:

4. Aviator Sunglasses by RayBan, $150

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The Aviator style is another classic style made famous by RayBan. You can customize your own pair of RayBan Aviators in the size, colors and shapes you love at the RayBan site. The aviator style is flattering for all face shapes, the key is to choose a size that is not too large for your face.

Here are more aviator sunglasses in stores now:

5. Square or Boxy Sunglasses by Polaroid, $65

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A boxy or square shape often comes in the large frame size that’s perfect for hiding behind them. They hide your dark circles or just give you a little extra privacy. The style tends to give your outfits an extra air of glamour. Women with square faces should generally avoid this style, but choosing a softer, fluid square shape like the Polaroids above would be ok for a square face.

Here are more square sunglasses you can buy now:

Regardless of the style you choose, have fun with your sunglasses. They’re small enough to take risks with and you can’t go too wrong. Choose a fun pair that enhances your style personality and don’t forget to share your sunglasses look with us on Facebook or Instagram.

Which shape will you try?

Until next time, Cynthia

1 Elaine Lascher

I have a pair of aviators with gold frames which flatter my fair skin tone. I also have 2 pairs of square frames – 1 pair of conservative tortoise shell and 1 larger, more stylish pair of brow with gold accents for more drama. Great article.

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