How to Find Glasses for Your Face Shape
Your face and the right frames make the perfect picture, and it all starts with understanding your face shape.
Oval faces, characterized by foreheads that are slightly broader than your cheekbones, with rounded chins and no harsh lines, look good with almost any style of eyeglasses or sunglasses. The only frames you may want to avoid are those with dramatic features that can throw off your naturally-balanced proportions.
Round faces are roughly the same width and length, with full cheeks, rounded chins and are essentially angle-free. To add dimension and perceived length, try geometric and rectangular frames that hit just above your cheekbones, but steer clear of circular frames that will emphasize your cheeks.
Square faces are angular and have equally wide cheekbones, foreheads, and jaws with square or flat chins. The angular features can be softened with curved, round or thin frames that are slightly wider than your cheekbones, but boxy or tall eyewear should be avoided.
Heart-shaped faces are defined by wide foreheads, high cheekbones, and narrow, pointed chins. To balance this face shape, try bottom-heavy, oval or rimless frames that are wider than your forehead to broaden the appearance of your chin.
Diamond-shaped faces are the rarest face shape, but work with almost any style. Since diamond-shaped faces have highly-pronounced cheekbones and a narrow jawline, it’s best to stay away from narrow, thin or angular glasses. Try eyewear with curves to soften angles or rimless and oval frames to broaden the upper face.
Oblong faces are longer than they are wide so they can rock large, bold glasses and look great in tall frames like aviators that balance out the length of the face. Avoid wearing narrow, rectangular glasses with a lower overall height that can elongate the face.
At the end of the day, comfort and confidence are the most important factors in finding the perfect frame. We offer a glasses virtual try-on
so you can see how your frames will look without having to deal with shipping, payment or returns! If you need help finding your face shape, head over to our How to Find Your Face Shape
blog post for more information. Happy shopping!