New Season, New Specs: Your Guide To Picking Frames That Suit Your Face


by Emily Leary |
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If you want to upgrade your specs, then it’s well worth investing in a pair while feeling confident that they’re going to compliment your best features. There are certain frames that just suit some of us more than others. It’s all to do with face-shape, so we’ve teamed up with Specsavers to show you how to how to tap into some of SS17’s key trends, with frames that best suit your unique face.

Plus, pop legend Kylie Minogue has helped design a new range of glasses at Specsavers, so we’ve taken some seriously stylish inspo from one of our fave stars.


If your face is longer than it is wide, go for teacup-styled glasses like the Kylie 5. Hint: bold and over-sized frames will work for you.

Kylie 5

How to style them: Céline, Givenchy and Chanel’s SS17 collections have deemed pink the colour of summer, so tap into the thriving trend with Kylie’s pink teacup frames.


Are you a heart-shaped beauty? Rectangular frames that are wider on top will add width to your chin.

Kylie 9

How to style them: If DKNY, Balenciaga, Michael Kors’ most recent collections are anything to go by, then it seems an 80s revival of the powder shoulder is back for more business. So, rock your shoulder pads this season with a mini skirt and these fierce specs, (Kylie 9.)


With the widest part of your face being across your cheekbones, oval glasses are best suited to you. The bottom of the frame should hit above the cheekbone and should be wider than it is tall in order to achieve balance.

Kylie 12

How to style them: Hoorah! Hour-glass figures are back in favour with the fashion world, courtesy of Alberta Ferretti, Hermes, Burberry’s latest collections. So, team your frames with a thick black waist belt over a layered look to flawlessly pull off this chic style.


Rocking a strong jaw? Then your ideal frame shapes are round. The frames should be on the thin side to highlight your brow line. These Kylie 6 specs will be your saviour here.

Kylie 6

How to style them: Statement sleeves have taken over catwalks and the high streets everywhere, (thank-you Simone Rocha and DKNY), so own the trend with a crisp, sophisticated blouse, fitted trousers and a vintage-inspired pair of round specs.

You can find out more about the new Kylie Minogue collection at Specsavers here.

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