WHAT goes around comes around in fashion and this summer the classic aviator shades are once again the hot trend.They were first introduced in 1936 by Ray-Ban for U.S. military aviators but were adopted by hippies in the 1960s. They continued to gain popularity throughout the 70s and 80s. And now they're back - bigger and better than ever. Lindsay Lohan, Anjelina Jolie and Kanye West are among the many celebrities seen sporting a pair.The aviator is not the only retro Ray-Ban style revival. Wayfarers made a fierce comeback in 2008, redesigned in bold colours. Stockport's own Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding was one of the first celebs snapped wearing an oversized red pair.However, just because Miss Hepburn looks demure peering over black wayfarers in Breakfast At Tiffanys, it doesn't mean you will too. Luckily Sarah Henry, style adviser at Specsavers in the Arndale Centre, helped me find the perfect pair."Not many people get the right style when buying glasses," says Sarah. "We help customers pick the right look for them by taking into consideration their skin tone, hair colour, face shape and lifestyle."With my fair hair and heart-shaped face, Sarah recommends I steer clear of small frames as they make my face appear rounder. I should go for warm colours such as browns and oranges to complement my skin tone. And after trying on a range of styles, it was clear aviators were the pair for me.Stylist Gok Wan suggests:
OVAL"An oval face is well balanced, softly rounded and looks great in most styles. Be adventurous and try some modern geometric styles."We liked the oversized square Balenciagas from House of Fraser, £210 or the tortoiseshell M&S pair, £19.50.HEART"A broad forehead tapers to a small, neat mouth and chin and can wear slender, rounded or square styles. Avoid styles which are wider at the top, these will reflect the face shape rather than balance it."The Ray-Ban classic aviators look great for £107.66 but if you're a bit strapped for cash try a pair for £12 from Aldo.ROUND"Angular or geometric styles are best for a round face, which is fairly short with a wide forehead, full cheeks and a round chin. They draw attention to the top half of your face. Avoid small, round styles and large frames, which can make your face look rounder."ASOS offer wayfarers for £12, which are similar to the original Ray-Bans but retail at a fraction of the price.SQUARE"Oval frames are best for a square face with a broad, deep forehead, wide jaw and square chin as they soften the jawline. Avoid thin angular styles and those with colour emphasis on the bottom rim."Try a classic pair of sunglasses such as the metal frames from Matalan, £6But remember the sun's harmful effects before you buy, says optometrist Paul Carroll: "Wearing inadequate sunglasses can have a serious effect on your sight. Before buying you must always check that they carry a UV400 label. And it's not just your corneas in danger. On a cosmetic level, over exposure to sunlight causes us to screw up our eyes, straining the surrounding facial muscles and leading to crow's feet." You have been warned!