Choosing glasses to suit your face shape

Your face shape is probably the most important part about choosing glasses. And a good place to start if you’re stuck. So have a good look at yourself in the mirror, get familiar with common face shapes like oval, square, or heart-shape and find out what to look for in your next pair.

Illustration of a oval shaped face person wearing glasses.

Glasses for oval faces

People with an oval face have a softly rounded forehead and chin, with fairly balanced proportions. Lucky for you, almost all frame shapes will suit you, so you can be adventurous as you like. Be adventurous as this face shape suits most glasses.

  • Softly rounded
  • Evenly proportioned

Frames for oval faces

Illustration of a heart shaped face person wearing glasses.

Glasses for heart shaped faces

Those with heart-shaped faces will be widest at the forehead, gently narrowing down towards the chin with soft features. To offset the natural wideness at the top half of your face, opt for frames that are shaped in a soft square or teacup shape frames.

  • Broad forehead
  • High and defined cheekbones
  • Small chin

Frames for heart shaped faces

Illustration of a round shaped face person wearing glasses.

Glasses for round faces

Round faces tend to be fairly short, with a wider forehead, full cheeks, rounded chin and softer jawline. It’s best to choose styles that will complement your softer features, so go for angular or square frames rather than rounder.

  • Width & length similarly proportionate
  • Fuller cheekbones
  • Little to no angles

Frames for round faces

Illustration of a square shaped face person wearing glasses.

Glasses for square faces

You’ll be in this category if your face width and length are proportionate, and you’ve got a broad forehead and a strong jaw. To offset your strong features, opt for rounder styles that will soften and balance out your face shape.

  • Broad deep forehead
  • Square chin
  • Wide jaw

Frames for square faces

Illustration of a triangle shaped face person wearing glasses.

Glasses for triangle faces

Triangle faces will be widest at the jaw, narrowing up to the forehead. You’ll want to add a little width to this narrower part of your face, so go for strong brow lines or cat-eye shapes to really emphasise your eyes.

  • Narrow at the forehead
  • Wider at the cheek and chin area

Frames for triangle faces

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