Face Shape

Face Shape

Face shape

Your face shape is probably the biggest consideration when choosing glasses. We've put together a few pointers that will help you find your perfect style.


With your well-proportioned features and softly rounded face you have the pick of the bunch when it comes to glasses. Most styles will suit your face shape meaning you can be quite adventurous with the styles you choose. The only recommendation we'd give is to choose a frame which is slightly wider than the widest part of your face.


The typical identifiers of a square face shape are a broad forehead, with an equally strong angular jawline. We suggest you stick to round or oval frames, as they'll slightly soften your cheek bones.


Sometimes referred to as the upside down triangle, a heart face shape narrows at the chin and is slightly broader at the forehead. We recommend going for some bottom heavy or rimless frames to balance out your proportions.


The main characteristics of a rectangle face shape are an angular jawline, high forehead and extended cheek bones. We propose you consider some softer shaped frames, which will give the illusion of slightly shorter and wider proportions.


Soft jawline, equal dimensions from the brow to jawline, all the signs of a fabulous round face. To add some deeper dimension, we suggest you go for angular, narrow frames which will help add length to your face. Our core M&S range of frames will give you more than enough choice to make you feel confident in your glasses.

If you think you need a bit more help choosing a style, why not try our virtual 'try-on' feature. It allows you to try on any frame from our website from the comfort of your own home. Or why not pop into your nearest M&S Opticians and let our specialist store teams give you their expert advice.


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