Three Iconic shapes

January 01, 2019 | By Joe Fell

A style for any occasion: The D frame

Never has there been a style of glasses that is more versatile and timeless than the D-frame. Whether you’re new to the world of spectacles or you’re simply looking to expand your collection, one thing is certain, D-frame glasses are a definite must-have, and they’re always a great starting point when shopping.

What is a D-frame?

Glasses in this popular style have taken on various shapes and forms in recent times. 

D frame glasses are usually as tall as they are wide and they showcase a browline with retro inspired wingtips that taper out slightly. The base of the lenses subtly taper inwards and is narrower than the width of the browline. When on its side, the overall shape of the lens resembles the letter ‘D.’

Traditionally, these popular frames take on a more squared shape. Today, you’ll also find the classic D frame structure combined with different modern shapes, such as oval lenses with a rounded base.

Types of D-frame glasses

The D-frame glasses you see today are a cool blend of vintage styling from the 1950’s to 1980’s and contemporary detailing. There are several variations of this popular design, ranging from oversized plastic models to mod metal styles.

Can I wear D-frame glasses?

As D frame glasses are available in numerous of shapes and sizes, they’re styles that will suit just about any face shape, so you’re bound to find a D frame perfect for you.

If you have an oval or round face with soft features, you should opt for some D frame glasses with a more traditional square lens and angular lines; oversized models are a definite favourite among shoppers. Square faces will find balance in D frames that have softly curved oval lenses.

If you have a triangle or heart face shape with an angular or tapered jawline, you’ll love D frame glasses with a bold browline and narrow lens base; retro-inspired browline styles and winged-out D frames would be great options.

D-frame eyeglasses convey a classic style that can be dressed up or down any day of the week. They’ll also look great as a pair of sunglasses for your summer holiday or weekend getaways.

From casual to professional, the D frame options are truly endless.
For tips and advice on how to find frames that’ll best fit you, visit our guide to finding the perfect pair of glasses.

Round glasses for vintage vibe

What’s old is new again. Fashion trends tend to come full circle, and round glasses are making a major comeback.

This stylish frame shape lends a relaxed, retro vibe and would look great as either an everyday pair of glasses or a pair of sunglasses for the weekend. Reminiscent of the styles worn by numerous celebrities such as John Lennon and Andy Warhol, round glasses will leave you looking effortlessly cool.

What are the different styles of round glasses?

Round glasses boast a curved, circular shaped lens that is generally equal in width and height. On Vivviu, we have a wide variety of round frames from a diverse range of exclusive and designer brands, including Valentino, Ray Ban, Persol and Tom Ford.

If you’re looking for some subtle vintage flair, opt for some shimmering metal round glasses. If you’re looking for something that’s bold and quirky, you’ll love the acetate options.

Will round frames suit my face shape?

Due to their curved nature, round glasses will look best on faces with sharp, angular features. The circular shape of round frames will help balance any sharp angles and prominent jawlines, making this style ideal for square, triangle and heart face shapes.

This doesn’t mean faces with softer facial features can’t wear round frames, though. If you have a round face and like to make a stark statement with your fashion choices, you can dare to be bold with a pair of edgy round glasses as well.

You can learn more about your face shape and which glasses styles will look best on you by having a look at our face shape guide for glasses.

How to wear oval frames 

A captivating style that can be dressed up or down, oval glasses are a very popular frame shape. With such a wide selection of oval frames available, you can opt to be adventurous with a bold pair of oversized glasses or you can choose to be more demure by sporting a pair of understated, 90’s-inspired specs.

If you plan on escaping to a sunny getaway, a pair of oversized oval sunglasses would add an instant touch of glam to your wardrobe.

What are the different styles of oval glasses?

Generally, oval frames boast softly curved and rounded lenses without any sharp angles or corners. These softer lines can take on various different shapes; while they often come in completely rounded shapes, you can also find oval frames available with a flatter browline or flatter lens bottom as well.

Can I pull off oval glasses?

Oval glasses can work for just about anybody.

Because of the rounded nature of their overall shape, this particular style works wonderfully on square and triangle face shapes. The soft lines of oval specs help to contrast sharp facial features and angled jawlines. If you have a square or triangle face, opt for oval options with detailed wingtips to help balance your jawline.

Heart faces will find oval frames with a deep lens base the most flattering, as these styles will balance and complement your features. If you have a round face and like to make a statement with your eyewear choices, oval frames will provide a high-fashion look that will help you stand out in the crowd.

Oval eyeglasses will also look great on oval faces because they are the most versatile face shape to fit. If you have an oval face, you can dare to be a little adventurous with your frame choices when it comes to size, colour and texture.

If you’re unsure of your face shape, have a look at our face shape guide for glasses to learn more about finding frames that will best suit you.
No matter your personal style, we have the perfect frames for you. This timeless frame shape can easily change up your persona and can display either playful charm or professional appeal.

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