What are Havana-style glasses?
Closely mimicking the tortoiseshell pattern, Havana-style frames are a lighter take on the darker tortoise colours. With its light tan brown, orange and golden tones, the Havana-style brightens the complexion and brings warmth to the face. Coming in a range of styles from a classic round shape to oversized frames, Havana-coloured specs are the ones to have.
What is the difference between the Havana-style and tortoiseshell?
Havana-style frames have long been a popular choice amongst glasses wearers, and it doesn’t seem like they’ll be going out of fashion any time soon. Adapted in the twentieth century from the tortoiseshell design, the Havana colours tend to be brighter, rarely focusing on black tones as their main feature. The style remains a sunny contemporary alternative to the tortoiseshell aesthetic and continues to be a well-loved glasses style for all.
Here’s a rundown of some of our favourite Havana-style frames, with tips on how to style them for both everyday wear and special occasions - are you ready to get the look?
Oversized, square frames
Sleek, rectangular designs
Round and retro glasses
If you’re still not sure what design of glasses to go for, you can use our guides on advice on choosing glasses specifically for your hair colour and face shape. Or fancy seeing what one of these Havana-style frames look like on you? Try our virtual try-on tool to see which style you like best.
Love the Havana-style but are looking for a new pair of sunglasses for the pockets of sunshine we’re getting this summer? Well, why not consider tinting your lenses? Check out our sun tints and UV options here to turn your everyday glasses into a staple pair of sunnies.
For more information on the latest trends and style inspiration, check out our #LoveGlasses blog.