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.
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. We’d recommend going for styles that are a little wider than the widest part of your face.
- Softly rounded
- Evenly proportioned
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 a little wider than your forehead or have an exaggerated brow line like a cat-eye or Clubmaster-inspired style.
- Broad forehead
- High and defined cheekbones
- Small chin
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 rounder frames rather than angular.
- Width & length similarly proportionate
- Fuller cheekbones
- Little to no angles
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 create a little more length in the face and to offset your strong features, opt for narrower styles that are still angular in shape to complement your face.
- Broad deep forehead
- Square chin
- Wide jaw
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
Glasses for Oblong faces
An oblong face is longer than it is wide and has a long, straight cheek line. If you have this face shape you should consider the following:
- Avoid narrow and rectangular frame shapes that will make your face appear longer.