Glasses to suit your face shape

Selecting frames that suit your face shape is not as hard as you might think. We've put together a range of guides to help you find the best glasses to suit your face. We've even picked out some of our recommendations for you already! To find out more, click through to whichever guide fits your face shape. Follow these basic principles and you shall soon have some frames that will compliment your features:

  1. The frame shape should compliment your face shape by contrasting and not mirroring it.
  2. The frame size should not be out of scale for your face i.e.not too large or too small.
  3. If you are lucky enough to have dazzling blue or green eyes, pick a dazzling blue or green pair of frames to add emphasis to this feature.

Find Glasses to Suit your Face Shape:

  • Glasses For Round Face

    Round Face

    A face that has curvilinear lines with no angles, soft features and a rounded jaw line with equal width and length. Consider frames that will make the face appear thinner and longer, such as rectangles or elongated ovals that are wider than they are deep.

    Glasses to suit round faces
  • Glasses to suit an Oval Face

    Oval Face

    Considered to be the 'ideal' shape as it is balanced in proportions. Consider frames that are as wide, or wider than the broadest part of the face to keep the ovals natural balance, such as oval, rounded or square.

    Glasses for Oval Shaped Faces
  • Glasses to suit Heart Shape Face

    Heart Shaped Face

    Wider in the top third than the bottom third. Consider frames that are wider at the bottom, narrower at the top and are very delicate and light in colour. Rimless frames are perfect for this shape of face.

    Glasses for Heart Shaped Face

  • Diamond Shape Face

    Diamond Face

    The rarest of face shapes, faces are narrow at the eye and jaw line with cheekbones often high and dramatic. Consider frames that have a distinctive or detailing brow line to highlight the eyes and bring out the cheekbones. Alternatively try oval, cat-eye or rimless.

    Glasses to suit diamond faces
  • Glasses to suit Oblong Shape Face

    Oblong Face

    Longer than it is wide with fairly strong angles. Consider frames that will appear to make the face shorter and more balanced, such as wide frames that are 'tall' top-to-bottom. If you have a long nose, to break up length, try a low bridge that sits part-way down your nose.

    Glasses for Oblong Shaped Faces
  • Square Shape Face

    Square Face

    With a strong jaw line and a broad forehead, square faces are generally equal in length and width but they are angular. Consider frames that are narrow and have more width than depth such as ovals and soft rectangular shapes. This will make the face look longer and soften the angles.

    Glasses for Square Faces