My frames are important as they will be perceived as a part of me.
The shape of your face is the raw canvas for choosing the frames.
When it comes to shape, remember that opposites attract. The shape of the frame should contrast with the shape of your face. For example, if you have rounder features, more angular glasses will suit you best.
In general, your frame should be in proportion with the rest of your face. However, this is different for sunglasses, which tend to be larger for greater coverage and protection.
Most wearers choose a colour that complements their skin tone, eyes and hair. Glasses that contrast with your personal colouring will make a bigger statement, so you should consider how much you want your glasses to stand out.
Learn more about face shapes
Diamond-shaped faces have a pointy chin, wide cheekbones and a broad forehead. This face shape looks great with quirky, retro frames, and ones that balance the jawline.
- Coloured frames and arms with strong details will soften the lower portion of the face
- Cat-eye frames in classic tortoise or black will suit a feminine diamond-shaped face
- Wraparound frames are good at balancing a diamond face. A great masculine option
- Rectangular frames will balance a pointy chin
Round faces are as long as they are wide, with a curved chin and cheeks. The best frames for this face shape are ones that are angular and slimming.
- Avoid round frames and go for a more angular shape instead. Square or rectangular glasses will suit you perfectly
- Choose a frame that is wider than your face. This will give your silhouette slightly more definition
- Embellished arms will also accent the frame and define your features
- For men, dark colours will define your outline while keeping the masculine look
- The wayfarer style is suitable for both men and women
Like round faces, square faces are equal in width and height. However, the features are more angular, with a broad chin and strong jawline. A more rounded or aviator-shaped frame will look great on you.
- If you have strong features, go for a larger, metal frame. More delicate features are better suited to small or medium-sized options
- Oval and round frames with a solid rim also look good on square faces
- Stay away from heavy detail on the brow if you’re looking to soften your face shape
- Avoid too much detail on the outer edges and arms to keep the look soft
- For women, soften a strong jaw with a butterfly frame. This is oversized and ultra-feminine
Oval faces are longer than they are wide, with a rounded chin and high cheekbones. This face shape works well with most styles, so don’t be afraid to experiment with the latest looks.
- Go for a medium to large wayfarer frame for a fashionable look that accentuates your features
- A large frame will complement your features by accentuating and chiseling cheekbones
- Detailed arms will emphasise your temples, adding definition to your face shape
- If you prefer a more subtle design, metal framework will soften an angular frame
- If you choose a square frame, make sure the arms don't sit too low on your face as this can overly elongate your features