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How to Pick Glasses for Your Face Shape

Ever have trouble trying to figure out what kind of frame is best for your face? Well you're in luck! With our little guide, you'll learn that there's a frame for everyone — and we can tell you what the best fit is for you!

Frame and face shapes
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What face shape do I have?

It is likely that you have one of the following face shapes: oval, square, round, heart, or diamond. By looking at a mirror and taking a close look at your facial features, you can find out which one matches you! Read on below to see how to determine which face shape you have, and what glasses will look perfect on you.

  • Which glasses shapes suit oval faces?

    Oval

    Many different glasses shapes suit oval faces. A face with an oval shape features higher and slightly wider cheekbones that is 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, wayfarer, 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.

    Our suggestions for oval face: Rectangle, Oval, Square, Round, Wayfarer and Horn
    Oval
  • Which glasses shapes suit square faces?

    Square

    Many different kinds of glasses shapes suit square faces. It's hip to be square! If you have a square-shaped face, many great pairs of eyeglasses can flatter your features. When it comes to proportion, square faces are 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 face.

    To draw focus to your strongest features, choose a dark and rounded, rather than angular, frame. A round eyeglass frame will soften as well as add contrast to your angular features, making your face stand out. Rimless and semi-rimless frames are a great place to start.

    Our suggestions for square face: Oval, Round and Wayfarer
    Square
  • Which glasses shapes suit round faces?

    Round

    There are many glasses shapes that suit round faces. Out of all of them, angular frames work especially well! With a proportion that's relatively equal in width and length, round faces should look to sharp-angled frames to add a little extra definition and depth.

    Avoid small and round frames so your features don’t become lost. And by choosing a pair of frames that are more angular and wide, you can add the illusion of length to your face. Full-rim and semi-rimless frames are great styles to consider.

    Our suggestions for round face: Rectangle, Square and Wayfarer
    Round
  • Which glasses suit heart shaped faces?

    Heart-Shaped

    There are many glasses that fit heart-shaped faces. Heart-shaped faces are widest at the forehead with a narrow chin and high cheekbones.

    So, to look your best and brightest, find round or oval-shaped eyeglass frames that are thin and lightly colored. Avoid bottom-heavy frames, oversized frames, and frames with a lot of design elements. The goal is to draw attention to the top of the face and add balance to the width of your face. The goal is to draw attention to the top of the face and add balance to the width of your face. Also, consider frames that are slightly wider than your forehead to add even more beauty and balance to your facial features. If you're looking to soften your angular features, a rimless style is especially flattering.

    Our suggestions for heart-shaped face: Rectangle, Oval and Wayfarer
    Heart-Shaped
  • Which glasses suit diamond shaped faces?

    Diamond

    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 your face shape is a rimless or oval frame with a strong brow line. These shapes will help balance your face and highlight your favorite features.

    Play up your unique features with fun and funky frames — like a horn rim or cat eye frame — but keep them delicate to prevent them from accentuating anything you might not want them to.

    Our suggestions for diamond-shaped face: Rectangle, Oval and Horn
    Diamond

Discover Eyeglass Frames for All Face Shapes

At EyeBuyDirect, we offer hundreds of different eyeglass frame styles for men, women, and children, for all face shapes and anything in between. Check out our complete catalog of eyeglass frames for your face shape. We offer peace of mind in the form of a 14-day fit and style guarantees on all of our styles and a 12-month product guarantee on all of our eyeglasses and sunglasses.