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How to Choose Your Frames

How to choose your frames

Which glasses suit me? Which frames match my face shape? Which sunglasses fit my style?

Choosing the right frames is never easy, but at least it’s fun. There are a few things to take into account, so here are our tips to help you get it just right….

What is your face shape?

Now you’ve caught your colour, it’s time to sort your style. Frame styles which look most at home on a face tend to be ones opposite to the face’s shape. This creates a visual balance. You’ll generally have one of the following face shapes...

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What’s the right frame material?

Frames tend to be made of either acetates or metals (although some designers have created frames which combine the two). Your prescription may dictate which option to go for (we’ll explain more below), but really the decision is down to personal choice.

Why are acetate frames good?

You have a multitude of colours to choose from and they’re available in much bolder shapes. At Finlay we use only the finest Mazzucchelli acetate. This is engineered to be lightweight and naturally hypoallergenic.

Why are metal frames good?

They have a more delicate, traditional quality. Our metal designs give an even lighter feel to a more sensitive wearer. One thing which may affect your preference: nose pads are more apparent on metal frames.


Now you have everything you need to know, it’s time for some shopping. You’ve earned it.