How to Pick the Best Frame Shape for Your Face

Choosing glasses can often be a hard decision. With so many different brands and styles out there today, it can be difficult to know which one will look the best on you. However, certain frame shapes tend to look better on certain people, due to different frame shapes. But which style is the most suitable for you? We’ve put together a list of common face shapes, and which frames look the best on them.


Square Shaped Face:

Square faces are often characterized by having a wider forehead and cheekbones, and a strong, rectangular jaw line. To compliment these boxy features, it’s best to pick round or oval shaped frames. Aviator and cat eye styles also work nicely, but we recommend staying away from square or rectangular styles. This round Etnia Barcelona frame is a great example of a suitable frame for a square shaped face:



Heart/Triangle Shaped Face:

The heart or triangle shaped face is distinguished by a sharp jaw line, with a pointed chin and a wider forehead. To balance this dynamic shape out, it is best to choose wide rectangular or square shaped frames. Wide cat eye frames also look nice on a heart shaped faces. This Ray-Ban frame is a great example of a rectangular frame:



Oval/Long Shaped Face:

If you have an oval or long shaped face, you’re in luck! Almost any frame looks good on people with oval and oblong face shapes. Whether its a round, aviator, square or rectangle frame, you’ll be able to pull it off. However, it is always important to keep proportions in mind, so if you have a petite face, it is best to go for something on the smaller side. If you have a longer face however, you can go for a bolder and fuller look. We love this square frame from Tom Ford!


Round Shaped Face:

Round shaped faces can pull off rectangular or cat eye frames the best. These kind of shapes are a great way to add dimension to soft, round shaped faces. If you have a rounder face, it’s best to avoid round shaped glasses. This Etnia Barcelona frame is a great example of rectangular cat eyed style, perfect for any round face!



We hope these examples help you choose your next pair of glasses. If you like any of the above featured frames, come into our office to try them on for yourself!