Our Style Guide for You

Shape of Face

DIAMOND FACE

This face shape has wide or high cheekbones with a narrow forehead and chin. Oval sunglasses 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.

SUGGESTED FRAMES: Oval, Square

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.

SUGGESTED FRAMES: Any Frame Shapes

RECTANGLE FACE

Widen and shorten the face with sunglass 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.

SUGGESTED FRAMES: Round and Square

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. Sunglasses with brow bars also pull the eye upward, making the face appear longer.

SUGGESTED FRAMES: Wider frames with angular / recutangler styles

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 ovals also works well for this face shape.

SUGGESTED FRAMES: Oval or Round, Oval, Cat-Eyes.

SKINS

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.

 

DARKER COMPLEXIONS

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

HAIR

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.

SHORT

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.