Prada is one of the most iconic designer labels of all time and if you own a pair of Prada sunglasses, then you’re certainly in good company with the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Cheryl Cole, Anne Hathaway, Paris Hilton and George Clooney all regularly papped wearing their Prada shades.
Prada was actually founded almost a century ago and remains an incredibly sought after and desired label in the fashion industry, with the Prada sunglasses collection ranging from funky and modern to classically elegant and traditional in style.
If you’re looking for something more trend-inspired this season, then the sultry cat-eye inspired look is definitely a sunglass style that you need to be sporting. Prada’s exquisitely luxurious PR21NS Prada sunglasses are one of the latest styles added to the collection and with their thick winged frame, perfectly capture the sexy and feminine cat-eye look in true Prada form! The new PR24NS Prada sunglasses are also cat-eye influenced but with their defined and angled frame, infuse a more contemporary edge.
Retro and sporty frames are also a key look this season for guys and the new PR19NS Prada sunglasses for men will add an effortlessly cool, vintage edge to every look. The ‘chunky’ style frame tone keeps the sunglasses casual and relaxed but the fine detailing seen in the frame colour and upon the arm, perfectly infuses the sleek and high fashion Prada twist. If you prefer to go more classic, then the PR54IS Prada sunglasses are masculine and versatile whilst also boasting a hint of a sporty finish with their slightly oversized rectangular shaped lenses and carbon arms.
Every pair of Prada sunglasses possess timeless looks and the brand is so desired and renowned in the fashion arena that it will never be regarded as out of style. The Prada brand has a beautifully distinctive look that somehow manages to combine edgy, dramatic and unique with elegant, flawless and polished, which is why a pair of Prada sunglasses will make the ultimate style investment this season and beyond.
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Throughout 2008 we have seen an array of bold and beautiful styles of sunglasses. The latest craze as seen on the celebs is tortoiseshell sunglasses. This is not a fashion first however as they have actually been remarkably on trend for a number of decades, proving that they are a classic style which never really go ‘out of fashion’.
John Kennedy was often seen sporting his tortoiseshell sunglasses and now the modern day actress and fashionista Sienna Miller has regularly been snapped looking fantastic in hers. The style is also gaining much popularity among other celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Reese Witherspoon. Perhaps the reason why the tortoiseshell style sunglasses remain classically stylish is due to the fact that they are extremely versatile and wearable. The colours enable the wearer to dress them up or down and will match most items in your summer wardrobe. A great way to wear the sunglasses is teamed with a flirty white summer dress, gold sandals and accessories.
D&G have a fantastic pair of super stylish tortoiseshell shades as recently seen on the catwalks and there are many high street stores who have created their own versions based upon these. Prada also have a super pair of unisex sunglasses which are classically trendy and look fab on both men and women. Stella McCartney have a beautiful oversized pair which incorporates a sophisticated subtle tortoiseshell pattern if you prefer something slightly less bold.
The great thing about the style is that they look great on everyone, dressed up or casual. Many designer brands are now creating unisex sunglasses means that there could be a few arguments in store about who gets to wear them!
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In the same way you wouldn’t wear an outfit that didn’t suit your figure, don’t choose sunglasses that won’t flatter your face. Work with what you’ve got and make the most of your features, and resist splashing out on certain styles if you’re only buying them for fashion’s sake. After all, your face is the one part of the body you can’t cover up, and once you’ve planted a pair of whoppers on your mug, there’s no avoiding people’s stares!
So, before you start your sunglasses spree clarify what face shape you have, as it’s this that will distinguish which styles are winners and which are losers…
Circular frames will only make your face appear rounder so steer clear of curves and opt for square, angular designs instead as these will make your face appear longer and slimmer.
Circular Celebs: Sophie Ellis Bexter, Kiera Knightley, Drew Barrymore, Charlotte Church
Face Flatterer: Dior Cottage shades
To draw attention away from a wider forehead and narrow chin you need to draw the focus in towards the middle of your face to balance out your features. For this, thin rimmed frames and larger styles will work wonders.
Heart Shaped Heroines: Sophie Dahl, Michelle Pfieffer, Jennifer Love-Hewitt, Reese Witherspoon
Face Flatterer: Dolce & Gabbana shades DG2027B
Luckily for you anything goes as you’ve been blessed with the face shape that has the most balanced proportions. Experiment with the latest trends or choose squarer frames with rounded off edges if you want a fail-safe solution.
Oval Icons: Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Bosworth, Cat Deeley
Face Flatterer: Fendi shades FS445 207
A square face means strong, angular features so round, curved or wrap-around frames look best as they help to soften the face. Classic oval styles will also compliment your characteristics.
Square Faced Superstars: Demi Moore, Katie Holmes, Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock
Face Flatterer: Stella McCartney shades STM74 LITEQ
Thin frames are a no-go, but both round and square shapes will look great on long faces. Oversized specs and decorative detailing at the temples will also help to add width to your face.
Long Faced Leading Ladies: Sarah Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler, Lisa Kudrow, Courtney Cox
Face Flatterer: Bvlgari shades BV8012B 851/13
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