Spectacles now come in a variety of fashionable colours and shapes. (Pic: Pexels)

Selecting a spectacle frame is no longer limited to the conservative granny or the pocket pens nerdy styles. There are so many options, it’s overwhelming to decide on just one style. Keeping an eye on spectacle shapes and colour trends helps make that choice so much easier.

Here are some 2018 trends from Spec-Savers to look out for.


TORTOISESHELL: There are so many colour palette variations of this trendy pattern to choose from. It looks good on almost every shape frame.

METAL WIRE: Refined wire is a trend that exudes grace and confidence and frames feel practically weightless on your face.

BLUSHES: Blushes are trendy and provide an effortless look. They create a softer enhancement for your features.

TRANSLUCENT: This new trend is a must! Clear plastic frames are light, modern, and being colourless, they are almost invisible from afar.

Transparent frames.


CLUBMASTER: Slim and elegant, the Clubmaster browline frames are a power accessory that is fashionable and practical.

Best suited for: A heart-shape face. This face shape is broad at the forehead and cheekbones and narrow at the chin. The Clubmaster browline frame draws attention away from your chin and places all focus towards your eyes. It brings balance to your facial features and style.

ROUND: Round frames are a great pick for those who want a different look. Their retro silhouette guarantees making a statement.

Best suited for: A square face. This shape has angular lines with equally wide cheekbones, forehead and jaw. Round frames are best suited for people with square faces, which soften the jawline and balance the face.

KEY-HOLE: Key-hole is for those who enjoy being different and expressive. The Key-hole bridge offers a unique subtle shape.

Best suited for: An oval face. The face appears longer than it is wide, with the forehead being slightly wider than the jaw. The Key-hole is often paired with the classic frame shapes, both round and square and will help play against your facial contours.