What's the best frame for my face shape?
Knowing your face shape is the first step in finding glasses that’ll look fab on you and with our handy guide, you’ll be sporting some fit frames that perfectly suit your face in no time.
How to work out your face shape
There’s no fancy, technical way of working out the shape of your face. All you need is a mirror and a lipstick or an erasable pen. Pull your hair back away from your face and look straight into the mirror. Draw around the outline of your face from your reflection and ta-da, there before you will be your face shape.
Now you know which face shape you are, you can see which style will suit you best.
My face is square
If your jawline is almost as wide as it is long, then you have a square shaped face.
Frames to try: Curved frames, such as round oval or cat-eye or a rectangle shape with softened edges.
Frames to avoid: Rectangle frames with a flat top bar or sharp corners.
My face is long and rectangular
You’ll have a face that is slightly longer than it is wide, with high cheekbones (gorge!) and a rounded jawline.
Frame to try: A larger frame with a wider lens or Wayfarer style.
Frames to avoid: Small, rectangular frames.
My face is round or circular
If your face is nice and symmetrical and as round as it is wide, welcome to the round/ circular face club.
Frames to try: Angular frames that draw attention away from your cheekbones and jawline.
Frames to avoid: Small round frames that may accentuate the roundness of your face.
My face is oval shaped
Lucky you! An oval face is considered the ‘ideal’ shape for carrying off any style of glasses with your gently curved jawline and well-balanced features.
Frames to try: Feel free to be as adventurous as you like! Rectangle and round frames will look great on you.
Frames to avoid: Frames that are too small for your face
My face is heart or triangular shape
If your forehead and cheekbones are most prominent, then you have a heart shaped face and you need frames that will balance your features.
Frames to try: Square or rectangle
Frames to avoid: Styles that are wider at the top than at the bottom.