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Top Four Sunglasses Styles For 2018

Summer is nearly here and we have a huge range of eyewear styles ready and waiting for you to update your look. Here at OPTIX Opticians, we’ve been on trend watch for the last six months and are excited to bring you the latest sunglasses styles, for men and women from an array of iconic, international designers.

So, you’re ready for some new shades, but do you know where to start? Work through our style guide to find out what shapes suit your face shape and what’s hot for summer 2018! We’ve scoured the globe for fabulous new looks and our four must-have shapes to look out for this season are –

  1. The Round Wire
  2. The Electric Geometric
  3. The Feature Bridge
  4. The Cat Eye

So get clued up on the sunglasses styles you should be investing in for your face shape this summer 2018…

  1. The Round Wire

The ideal shape for oval and square faces, round wire frames are a favourite this season, with fashion influencers the world over opting for this iconic shape in thin gold, silver, pewter and black versions. Retro minimalism has inspired the shape’s comeback, as designers pay homage to this classic 80s style, adding contemporary tweaks. You can try out this timeless trend for yourself with frames from the likes of Oliver Peoples, Prada, Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli and Tom Ford.

Round Frames with Rose Tinted Lenses and an Intricate Gold Rim from Miu Miu

Stunning Wire-Rimmed Sunglasses from Oliver Peoples

  1. Electric Geometric

If you’re looking to let your eyewear make a strong statement this summer, go geometric. This stand out SS18 trend is perfect if you have a heart shaped or oval face and want to wear shades with impact! This shape forms the centre piece of luxurious collections from Prada this year, with bold acetate designs worthy of the Tate Modern!

These shades give the wearer instant A-list glamour, making them the perfect addition to your summer look for 2018. Experience their effect yourself by trying on these beauties…

What kind of sunglasses suit my face? Try these bold, geometric frames from Prada

A daring look in pink from these striking geometric sunglasses from Roberto Cavalli

  1. The Feature Bridge

Statement gold bars, high exaggerated arches, diamante and inch-thick multi coloured acetate are just some of the twists our edgiest designers’ have added to the bridge of their SS18 sunglasses styles. Depending on the shape of the frame, these can suit all different face shapes. Gucci, Prada and Giorgio Armani have all got creative with their bridge shapes this season, creating frame masterpieces with eye-catching brow-lines. One thing’s for sure, the feature bridge is guaranteed to turn heads this summer…

Round, green gradient lenses, matte gunmetal rims and a wooden bridge, these Giorgio Armani frames have it all.

Go bold with these Dark Havana Acetate Frames with Brown Gradient Lenses from Prada Ornate

  1. The Cat Eye

Elegant and feminine, the cat eye frame shape is a classic favourite which can transform any summer outfit with Monroe-esque glamour. From sleek minimalist Tom Ford designs to crazy, express yourself Prada creations, the shape gives you the freedom to show your individual style with charm. It’s the go-to shape for those with heart or triangle faces this summer, so browse our selection and find the perfect pair for you.

A simple yet stylish cat eye look from Versace

Fashioned after flowers in the Baroque Period, Prada Minimal Baroque sunglasses are full of life, vibrancy and ooze confidence

At OPTIX Opticians, our mission is always to help you find the perfect pair of sunglasses for you. We have a wide range of frames, from sleek and understated, to exuberant and outrageous – so, whatever your style and face shape, we can help you find the pair that express your personality perfectly.

Click here to Request a personalised styling consultation with our experienced staff, or call us on 0203 826 8638.