Which Glasses Are Right for Your Face Shape?

face shape glasses

When choosing the right pair of glasses, you want to be sure you are getting a pair that not only looks great but suits your face shape the right way. So, it comes as no surprise that we hear the question ‘which glasses suit me?’ so often! How do you know what your face shape is, and which pair will look the best then? 

A quick and easy way to find out your face shape is to look in the mirror or take a selfie. This will act as your reference guide so you can compare it to our list of 7 common face shapes: round, oval, square, rectangle, triangle, diamond, and heart shape. 

Here we have gathered all the information about glasses along with face shape. Choose the style which goes with your face shape.

Round

Round face shape glasses

If you have a round face, you are best off looking for a frame that creates a narrow, slimming look. This means avoiding small, rounded frames which can end up making your face look rounder. Instead, choose frames that contrast the soft edges of your face, with strong angles and bold shapes. This will create definition and give your face a longer and leaner look. Square frames are perfect to achieve this. 

Oval 

Oval face shape glasses

Oval faces allow for a lot of creativity when it comes to choosing a frame. A narrow face with soft round features and high cheekbones offers a great starting point. Though those of you with oval face shapes are lucky enough to suit just about every frame shape, we recommend choosing an oversized frame that highlights and enhances your overall. Avoid frames that are narrower than the width of your face. 

Square

Square face shape glasses

They say opposites attract and this goes for people with square faces too! When choosing a frame, go with a pair that is going to soften your angular features, such as round or oval frames. Round John Lennon-style round glasses are a great choice. 

Rectangle

Rectangle face shape glasses

People with rectangular faces tend to have long, angular features, creating a great canvas to work with when it comes to choosing frames. Avoid harsh angles and long lines which will add length or width to your face. Go with frames that accentuate your cheekbones and draw the eye upward such as cat-eye frames or round frames.

Glasses are a great way to balance out your features, so if you have a rectangular face and want to draw attention away from its length, choose a frame that features bold patterns or colours. 

Triangle

A-Triangle face shape glasses

Triangular faces tend to be wider at the jaw and narrow at the forehead. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a bold or funky design that draws the eyes upwards. Frames with a thick browline are the perfect choice for you! 

Diamond

Diamond face shape glasses

A diamond-shaped face offers glasses wearers the chance to explore many different types of frames. Oval or rimless frames can balance out strong, wide cheekbones, while semi-rimless frames with a striking browline can balance out your facial features well too.

Heart Shape

heart face shape glasses

We love the heart-shaped face for so many reasons. High cheekbones and narrow angles allow wearers to play around with many different styles such as oval or cat-eye frames. Choose lightweight and light coloured frames to avoid adding too much weight or heaviness to the face. 

Take Our Style Quiz

Want to know which of our stunning frames best suits your face shape? Take our style quiz to discover our best picks to compliment your features. Don’t forget to use our virtual try-on glasses tool for our try before you buy glasses, so you can see how great they’ll look before placing your order.

Affordable Designer Glasses

We know you want to look your best, which is why we have made our designer eyewear even more affordable with Klarna. Choose the style you want and then sit back and relax while you make smaller, monthly payments that let you buy glasses in the UK and get the luxury you love without breaking the bank! 

Contact Us

Got a question about a frame, lens, or not sure which one is right for you? Contact our operations manager Glenn who is always available to help you choose a new pair of glasses. Simply click here and we will be happy to help. 

Once you determine your face shape, it will be a lot easier for you to start selecting the right frames! Remember, there are all kinds of frame shapes out there, so have fun and along with our tips on face shapes, make the most out of our virtual try-on tool with several pairs before making a final decision.