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Best eyeglass frames 2022: stylish frames to suit your face


Girls used to be just something one needed to fix flawed vision, but over the past few decades their rep has done a 180, from lackluster to fabulous.

Today it’s as much a fashion accessory as a sneaker or a trendy handbag, a way to express yourself without saying a word.

New eyewear brands have upped the ante over models stocked in traditional optical stores, bringing new looks, frame shapes and finishes to eyewear. The pandemic has forced all stores online as companies look for ways to reach locked-down shoppers — and eyewear labels are no different.

Many are now offering virtual try-ons and online chats with opticians to help you figure out what you want without having to scour the high street. But with so many options on offer, it can seem daunting trying to decide which ones are right for you.

Enter our roundup of the coolest and chicest specs to buy right now. We’ve researched high and low on a variety of styles to suit all genders and face shapes.

As a general rule, the shape of your glasses should help balance your face. For example, square faces should opt for round or oval frames to soften angular features, while rounded faces can benefit from wider square frames that will add a sense of structure. Oval faces have the most choices because they are the most versatile for wearing glasses (lucky thing). Ultimately, as with all things fashion, you can wear any look as long as it’s worn with confidence.

Shop our favorites below

Cubitts Judd Frames


Follower of the bookish look? These chunky square frames offer an update on classic 60s styles. Available in a huge range of colors and designs, Cubitts take it a step further by imprinting your name on the inside of the arm as part of their service on measure. A heavy frame like this works well on softer, rounded faces, balancing it out by adding structure.

Gucci GG0184O005


The recent Gucci House The film offered a wealth of styling inspiration, especially in the eyewear department. We’re Gaga for this designer pair from the Italian fashion house. Although there are gold details on the bridge and temples, the transparent frame makes them ideal for anyone who wants to mimic the look of eyeglasses – they will feel virtually invisible.

Victor & Rolf 12


Move over to Harry Potter, this pair of Viktor & Rolf specs are perfect for injecting some magic into your look. Thick and made from durable acetate, the dark tortoiseshell color and small round eye shape are a nod to classic design. If you’re not sure if the design will work for you, try Specsavers virtual try-on feature first.

Jimmy Fairly Ella M

Jimmy enough

Tortoiseshell frames are great for anyone who doesn’t like the idea of ​​wearing a strong solid color. The shape of these eco-friendly bio-acetate frames will suit medium to large, triangular or oval faces; the rounded square adds softness without being too harsh.

Blood Flower Sculptor


Enhance the look of your blue or gray eyes with a pair of matching frames – although there are five other shades to choose from if this midnight blue isn’t for you. The loose fit style offers a vintage aesthetic and each pair comes with anti-scratch and anti-glare finishes as well as UV protection.

Ace & Tate Russel Glasses

Ace and Tate

Trust Ace & Tate for a pair of glasses guaranteed to turn heads. The bold and heavy acetate frame offers tons of impact, so it’s a frame to wear with confidence. Specs come with anti-scratch lens coating and thinning over prescription lenses. There’s also a two-year warranty for complete peace of mind.

GLOVE 4085 053


If you like the look of designer brands, Superdrug Glasses Online has a selection of big names at very reasonable prices. Gant’s acetate pair feature spring-loaded hinges and a medium rise, giving it universal appeal. Bonus points for the tortoiseshell and blue colorway to add a pop of color to your look.

Bottega Veneta BV10320 004

Bottega Veneta

The retailer name may have a distinct basement feel to it, but one look at SmartBuyGlasses reveals more designer names than you can shake a high-end leather computer bag. There are over 180 brands to browse, but our money is on this boxy, full-rim Bottega Veneta pair. Crafted from acetate and with a hint of beige yellow in the clear frame, this design is suitable for all genders and a multitude of occasions.

Iolla Somerville


Add pops of color to your eyewear collection with the Somerville frames from Iolla. The rounded design lends itself well to a variety of face shapes, and all specs can come with anti-glare and scratch-resistant coatings. If you have a strong prescription, the company will add lens thinning at no additional cost.



Available in blue as well as black, this thin frame comes from the designer brand Fendi. It’s ideal for wearers looking for an everyday pair with a bit of luxury. Fashion Eyewear offers live webchats with opticians to make choosing your next pair of glasses as easy as possible.

Dollis London Retro


If you’re the type of person who wears glasses every day, you might be looking for a new pair to inject some style into your everyday look. Say hello to Dollis from London Retro, a chic design with a large retro-inspired boxy silhouette. In addition to prescription, this style is offered with bifocal, varifocal, and blue reflective lenses. You can even use them as sunglasses.

Monc London Kallio Glasses

Monc London

This pair of round glasses is somehow designed for everyone and is suitable for small, medium and large faces. It’s inspired by the cool Helsinki neighborhood of the same name, making it ideal for anyone with a creative side.

Specs come with a cellulose cleaning cloth as well as a leather case and frame tool kit to keep your eyewear up to date. Everything is wrapped in recycled coffee cup packaging, which reinforces the green credentials.

Calvin Klein CK 18120 Glasses (201)

Calvin Klein

You might think cat eyes are just sunglasses, but Calvin Klein has redesigned them for everyday wear, rain or shine. Forged from metal, the glasses come with scratch-resistant single vision lenses and a case and cleaning cloth are included, so you can keep them safe for travel. VisionExpress also offers a virtual try-on feature so you can see what they look like without leaving your living room.