What glasses suit my face shape?

Have you been wondering ‘what glasses suit my face shape?’ Our guide will show you that there is a frame to fit everyone, and we can help you find the best fit for you. There are glasses out there to suit every face shape, so you’ll soon discover your perfect match.

What is my face shape?

Is your face oval, square, round, heart, or diamond? Take a look in the mirror and observe your facial features, focusing on your jawline. Oval or round faces have a gently curved jawline or a rounder shape. Your face shape is likely to be square, rectangle, or heart-shaped if it is sharp and angular or pointy. Once you know, you’ll be able to answer the age-old question: Which glasses look good on me?

This guide doesn't contain hard-and-fast rules. When you pick your frames, you should simply pick the one that feels flattering.  You can let your unique self-shine through your frames by incorporating your personal style.

Which glasses shapes suit oval faces?

A person with an oval face can wear most frame shapes. In an oval-shaped face, the cheekbones are slightly higher and wider, and the forehead is slightly narrower. It is easy to pull off almost any style with this long, rounded face shape, especially when you wear oversized and wide frames. You can pick funky colours, edgy textures and frame shapes like a fierce cat-eye.

Our only recommendation is to avoid narrow frames and frames with heavy design elements, as your face might appear longer if you wear them. Although this is the most universal face shape, so have fun with the latest trends - and remember, these are just suggestions! You should always wear what makes you feel good.

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Which glasses suit heart-shaped faces?

People with heart-shaped faces have broad foreheads and narrow chins, along with high cheekbones. Of all the face shapes, this is considered to be the most versatile. For heart-shaped faces, winged-out frames with rounded bases are ideal for balancing and complementing their features.

If your chin is especially narrow, you may wish to create a bit more width so you can pick bottom-heavy frames, an oval frame shape or an aviator to balance your features. As your face is the widest at the top with full cheeks, it's best to choose glasses with rounded corners that extend from your eyebrows down to your cheeks.

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Which glasses suit diamond-shaped faces?

An angular jawline, defined cheekbones, full cheeks and narrow forehead are common characteristics of diamond-shaped faces. While this is the rarest face type, there are definitely many frame shapes that will suit you. Many glasses suit diamond-shaped faces.

An oval or rimless frame with a strong browline is best for a diamond face shape. Make the most of your unique characteristics by wearing fun, funky frames - like horn rims or cat-eye styles. When it comes to sunglasses, heavy browline frames, oval and cat-eye will do wonders for you.

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Which glasses shapes suit square faces?

If you have a square-shaped face, many great pairs of glasses can flatter your features. When it comes to proportion, square faces are the widest along the jaw and forehead. Due to this shape being defined by a strong jawline, glasses that sit high on the nose add length that flatters this type of face.

You can enhance your strongest features by choosing a rounded frame rather than an angular one. Round or oval frames soften and contrast your angular features, highlighting your best features. Rimless and semi-rimless styles are another complimentary feature to your face shape and a great place to start.

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Which glasses shapes suit round faces?

Faces with round shapes have soft curves and smooth lines, with roughly the same width from jaw to brow. A round face is usually characterised by full cheeks and a rounded chin; that’s why you need to go for bold, angular details and clean lines.

If you pick rectangular frames, they will break up the face structure, which can make your face appear longer and thinner. Geometric and angular frames will balance your face by adding sharper, more distinct lines. A cat-eye frame is also a good choice if you have full-bodied curvy cheeks while simultaneously placing the focus on your eyes.

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Which glasses suit triangle-shaped faces?

The triangle face shape has a wide, square jawline, but a narrow forehead.  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 colour and details on the top.

Aviators or cat-eye glasses are ideal for this type of face shape because they are bold on top and lighter on the bottom. A round style offers an interesting contrast to angular features when you want to make a bold statement.

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Ready to find the glasses that perfectly suit your face shape

If you’re still wondering “what glasses suit my face shape” and you need expert advice, you can simply book an appointment or visit your nearest store. Our Opticians are always on hand to find the glasses that you’ll love.