If you wear glasses – or just appreciate their ability to completely change an outfit – then Victoria Beckham is right there with you. She’s just added opticals to her very, very long list of stylish accomplishments (alongside sell-out dresses, statement sunnies and the global force that is Brand Beckham).
It’s a compact collection, like her first forays into fashion design, with just six styles in two/three different colourways. But they’re heavy on luxury – every single pair is handmade in Italy with two stages of hand polishing (a pretty rare process in eyewear that leaves a smooth, gleaming finish).
Victoria’s signature is her sophisticated minimalism, and it’s everywhere in this capsule collection. From cat eye shapes in hazelnut-coloured acetate, to the more androgynous Large Fine Man style in dark tortoiseshell. The Heavy Square is Victoria’s personal favourite, according to Elle, with a squarer shape and a frame of taupe layered with black, or an amber tortoise that almost glows.
Like her line of style-heavy sunglasses, the frames are a collaboration between Victoria and renowned eyewear label Cutler and Gross. The branding is subtle - no flashy VB logos here – but every pair is finished with a fine, diamond facetted tip on each arm.
Top-heavy designs like the cat eye Optical Kitten will add interest to the top part of your face and balance your jawline
Angular shapes like the Heavy Square will compliment
your cheekbones and balance those proportions
Look for straight lines and a frame that is slightly wider than your face – the Heavy Square is probably your best bet
Look for slightly tapered shapes, like the Heavy Square, that will add depth and width to your face
|Large Fine Man|
You can get away with any shape but a stylish square frame with soft corners, like the Large Fine Man, will emphasise your cheekbones