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How to Pick Glasses for Your Face Shape
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You most likely have one of the following face shapes. Oval, square, round, heart, or diamond-shaped. By peeking at your facial features in the mirror, you can determine the shape of your face. Once you know, you'll be able to answer the age-old question. Which type of glasses do I look good in?
What is my face shape?
The truth about face shapes is that almost no one is a perfect heart, circle, square, or any other narrowly defined category. Most faces are a combination of a few different shapes: Rounded chins and tall foreheads, angular features, tapered jaws, and so on.
Trying to pick just one stock image out of a lineup can feel impossible. What you should do is aim to find the shape that looks the most like yours. Even if your chin is a little more pointed than the “typical” oval, or if your forehead is a little wider than the “usual” inverted triangle — these are all just guidelines to help you determine how to balance and complement your features, not unbreakable rules.
Once you’ve recognized your face shape, you can find which frame shape will bring a natural balance to your features. This guide will help identify the type of glasses for face shapes you might consider when browsing our range.
Which glasses shapessuit oval faces?
People with oval faces fit with most frame shapes. A face with an oval shape features higher and slightly wider cheekbones that are slightly narrower towards the forehead. This long, rounded face shape allows you to pull off almost any style — especially oversized and wide frames.
With an oval face shape, feel free to go bold with a funky color, texture or frame shape. Square, trapezoid, tortoise, and rectangular — the possibilities are endless! Our only advice is to steer clear of narrow frames and frames with heavy design elements. They might add a bit of unnecessary length to your oval face. But considering this is the most universal face shape, have fun with the latest trends — and remember, these are only suggestions! Always wear what makes you feel best.
Our suggestions for oval face:
Rectangle, Oval, Square, Round, Large and Horn
Which glasses shapes suit square faces?
Many different kinds of glasses shapes suit square faces. After all, it's hip to be square! If you have a square-shaped face, many great pairs of eyeglasses can flatter your features. Square faces often have bold, angular features and cut a clean, straight line from the forehead to the jaw
To draw focus to your strongest features, choose a rounded, rather than angular, frame. A round or oval eyeglass frame will soften as well as add contrast to your angular features, making your best features shine. Rimless and semi-rimless styles are a great place to start.
If you’re looking for sunglasses for a square face, choose curved frame designs that are wider — these will help soften sharp angles and balance your cheekbones. For a bold statement, give cat-eye shades a go.
Our suggestions for square face: Oval, Round and Large
Which glasses shapes suit round faces?
Round faces feature soft curves and smooth lines, with a face that is roughly the same width from the jaw up through to the brow. With round faces, the cheeks are usually full and the chin is rounded with very few angles. Unlike some other face shapes, a round face is often very distinguished because it’s all about the curves.
Styling tips for round face shapes
The most important thing to consider when choosing glasses for round face shapes is to select frames that work to add angles — try styles with bold, angular details and clean lines. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Rectangular frames: Break up the face structure, which can make your face appear longer and thinner.
- Angular and geometric frames: Add some sharper, more distinct lines to your face in order to create a balance.
- Upswept frames such as cat-eye: If you have full-bodied curvy cheeks, try to drawattention to them while simultaneously placing the focus on your eyes.
Our suggestions for round face: Rectangle, Square and Oval
Which glasses suit heart-shaped faces?
RThere are many glasses that fit heart-shaped faces. Heart-shaped faces are widest at the forehead with a narrow chin and high cheekbones. This is typically thought of as the most versatile of all the face shapes.
Styling tips for heart face shapes
Heart-shaped faces look great in winged-out frames that flare out slightly wider than their forehead, and frames with rounded bases to balance and complement their features such as:
- Bottom-heavy frames: If your chin is especially narrow, you may wish to create abit more width..
- Frames with low-set temples: If you’re conscious of your forehead’s width, choosingthis style will draw attention downward, emphasizing the lower part of your face.
- Oval-shaped frames: If you have a narrow chin, an oval frame shape will balance your features by drawing attention upward toward your eyes.
- Light-colored or rimless frames: Perfect for minimizing the look of glasses with a barely-there frame.
Our suggestions for heart-shaped face:Rectangle, Oval and Round
Which glasses suit diamond-shaped faces?
Diamond-shaped faces tend to have narrower foreheads than most and defined cheekbones with angular jawlines. The key is to create a balance with your features and eyeglasses shape when it comes to choosing the style for you. Many glasses frames suit diamond-shaped faces. Diamond-shaped faces are the rarest face shape and are characterized by their full cheeks and narrow forehead and jawline.
The best look for a diamond face shape is a rimless or oval frame with a strong browline. These shapes will help balance your face and highlight your favorite attributes. Play up your unique features with fun and funky frames — like a horn rim or cat-eye style — but keep them delicate to prevent them from over accentuating bold characteristics.
When it comes to choosing sunglasses for diamond-shaped faces, there are plenty of styles to choose from, just like eyeglasses. Top-heavy browline frames will work well to contrast with your cheekbones, oval are great for a subtle but effective touch, and cat-eye and rectangle are also great options. The eyewear inspiration is endless and our Virtual Try-On tool is always on hand to see the style that works for you.
Our suggestions for diamond-shaped face:Rectangle, Oval and Horn
Which glasses suit triangle-shaped faces?
Triangle face shapes have a wide, square jawline — but unlike square faces, they usually have a narrow forehead. If you think you have a triangle face shape, our range of styles is ideal for bringing out your best features and maximizing your look to its full potential.
Wider frames are a good bet for triangle face shapes, as they help the top of your face look broader. To add width to a narrow forehead, try frames that are heavily accented with color and details on the top. That’ll work nicely with the lower third of your face to add balance to your look.
Sunglasses for triangle face shapes
Balance your features with a pair of sunnies that are the complete opposite in structure; look for designs that are widest at the top and narrowest at the bottom, like cat-eye sunglasses shapes. Sunglasses with a wider or bolder browline will draw attention away from your jawline and elongate your forehead.
Our suggestions for triangle-shaped face:Aviator, Horn and Browline