Choosing the right glasses for my face shape

  • Sophia Loren - Diamond Face Shape
    Sophia Loren - Diamond Face Shape
  • Melanie Blatt - Heart Face Shape
    Melanie Blatt - Heart Face Shape
  • Alicia Keys - Oblong Face Shape
    Alicia Keys - Oblong Face Shape
  • Tina Fey - Oval Face Shape
    Tina Fey - Oval Face Shape
  • Kelly Osbourne - Round Face Shape
    Kelly Osbourne - Round Face Shape
  • Nicky Hambleton-Jones - Square Face Shape
    Nicky Hambleton-Jones - Square Face Shape

There are 6 main face shapes; oval, round, square, oblong, heart and diamond. Read below to distinguish your face shape and find out which glasses style is best for you.

Oval:

High and sculpted cheekbones with a soft, curved jaw line that finishes in a delicate chin. If you have an oval face shape like Tina Fey, you are lucky enough to pull off most glasses styles. Try modern and geometric styles that complement your balanced proportions.

Round:

This is when the forehead, cheeks and chin form a circle shape and obscure the cheekbones from vision. Round faces like Kelly Osbourne should opt for angular frames that make the face look thinner and longer. Coloured and thick frames will exaggerate small features and create an edgier look.

Square:

Key features of this shape are the solid bone structure and square jaw line. Square shapes are also prone to wide foreheads and unnoticeable cheekbones. If you share this face shape with Nicky Hambleton-Jones, you should choose curved and narrow styles that lengthen your face. Oval and rounded frames will distract from the jaw line and minimise the appearance of angles.

Oblong:

A longer version of the square face shape that tends to include flat and unnoticeable features. An oblong face like Alicia Keys’ should aim to make their face appear shorter and wider to break up the length. Try round or deep frames with decorative temples to widen the face.

Heart:

The face is broad at the top and narrow at the bottom. A key feature can also be a pointed and prominent chin. Heart shapes like Melanie Blatt should choose
frames that are wider at the bottom and help to balance the face. Look for light colours and rimless frames that distract from the widest part of the face. Styles with rounded tops and squared bottoms will also have the same effect.

Diamond:

The top and bottom of the head are narrow, with prominent cheekbones that form the widest part of the face. If you’re a diamond shape like Sophia Loren, straight or rounded styles that are heavy on top are a great option for you. Square shaped frames will help to widen the top and bottom of your face. Styles with curves at the bottom are also effective.

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