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Selecting Your Frames

Selecting the frame for your face

Just like every eye, every face has its own unique features. We all have diverse tastes and prefer different styles. Do you want spectacles that highlight your own personality?Or frames that change your look completely? When you choose, you will have to take these aspects into account. To minimise the confusion, it may be helpful to consider your options before you visit. There is one general principle you might want to remember: Create visual contrasts. The shape of your frame should actually be in contrast to the shape of your face to create a balance. This brings the overall appearance into harmony.These tips must not be taken as rules but they can help you to select theperfect frame.

Getting the Right Fit

Oval Oval face

Almost any style works for oval face. Experiment with the latest looks, such as wraparounds or shields. Square shaped frames with gently rounded edges

Frame suggestions : Any frame shape

Round face

Frames should make the face appear longer and thinner. In general, look for frames equal to or slightly wider than the broadest part of the face. Minimize the curves and add definition with soft, angular, rectangular styles or double brow styles. Higher temples will create a longer profile. Frames with brow bars also pull the eye upward, making the face appear longer.

Frame suggestions : Wider frames with angular / rectangular styles

Diamond face

This face shape has wide or high cheekbones with a narrow forehead and chin. Oval Frames will soften the contour of the face, although softly curved square frames will work as well. Make sure the styles are no wider than the top of the cheekbones.

Frame suggestions : Oval, Square

Squared face

This face shape consists of a strong jawline, a broad forehead and wide cheekbones. Reduce the angles with soft, curvy styles that will give the face some definition such as cat-eye styles. The classic ovalsalso works well for this face shape.

Frame suggestions : Oval or Round, Oval, Cat Eyes

Oblong face

Widen and shorten the face with styles that do not extend beyond the widest part of the face. Round or square shapes will look great on this face. Frames with short horizontal and long vertical lines also work. Decorative or contrasting temples add width to the face.

Frame suggestions : Round, Square

Triangle-shaped face

This face has a narrow jaw and a wide forehead. Soften the lower portion of the face by accenting the eye area. Styles such as cat-eyes should angle outward at the top corner and be wide enough to balance the jawline. You can also try metal frames with rimless bottom.

Frame suggestions : Frames with a straight top line, Cat-eyes


Pale complexions

Try lightweight frames or those with a touch of colour such as rose or amber. Tortoiseshell frames suit fair complexions (avoid darker versions) but clear, blue or green tinged frames tend to drain colour from cheeks.

Dark complexions

Olive, Mediterranean, Golden or Asian skin and dark hair can look stunning in silver, gold or clear frames – but avoid black which can be too heavy.

Dark/Black complexions

All metallic frames suit black skins and amber often works well – be very careful with black frames, which can look spectacular or awful!


Soft & curly

Enhanced by delicate shapes, rimless frames and translucent colours.

Very curly

Choose a frame that follows your hairline. Classic small frames are advisable.


Geometric frames, or rounder frames look best.

Very short

Bold colours and designs, as well as decorative styles.

Long hair

Try the frames with both your hair up and down, as the change in style may alter the look of the frames.

Frame Brands

  • Chanel
  • Diane von Furstenberg
  • Fendi
  • Lindberg
  • Prada
  • Maui Jim
  • Ray Ban
  • Tom Ford
  • Nike
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