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Your Guide To Rocking The New Tiny Sunglasses Trend

What better way is there to celebrate National (US) Sunglasses Day than to look at the latest eyewear trend in the fashion industry? Big frames are now making way for tiny sunglasses. The fashion trend found its way from the 90s to runways around the world and then to local stores. Now, they are everywhere.

Big brands like Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga and Prada, fast-fashion shops like Mango and ASOS and celebrities like Rihanna and Bella Hadid wear them all the time. These sunglasses are so small that they cover only the tiniest part of your face and, unless you are a model, this might not be the most flattering shape for you.


So, we have drawn up a quick guide on the different frames of tiny sunglasses and how to pull them off this season.

Cat-Eye Frames

These frames are best for narrow and angular face shapes. The pointy v-shape of cat eye frames make the face look wider so, if you are self-conscious about having a wide face, then this is probably not for you. However, these are the most universally-flattering sunglasses on our list. Wear these glasses if you are going for a super sleek look.

Beyonce. Photo: Instagram

Rihanna. Photo: Instagram

Aduke Shitta-Bey. Photo: Instagram


Rectangle Frames

These frames are best for round and oval face shapes. It gives off a futuristic vibe without being quite as costumey as the cat-eye frames. They can also come in different trendy coloured lenses like pink and green. Find a store like Urban Outfitters to experiment with different styles, instead of just splurging on one designer pair.

Rihanna. Photo: Instagram.

Aduke Shitta-Bey. Photo: Instagram.

Rihanna. Photo: The Cut


Circular or Oval Frames

These frames are best for heart-shaped and square face shapes. Whereas cat-eye and rectangle shapes can be flattering on most faces, circular frames are notoriously unforgiving. The best tip when wearing these frames is to stick with dark frames and sleek styles that feel intentionally futuristic.

Aduke Shitta-Bey. Photo: Instagram.

Rihanna. Photo: Instagram.

Bella Hadid. Photo: The Cut

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