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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.

Have you ever seen a pair of glasses or sunglasses on someone and thought they looked a certain way, but when you try them on for yourself, they look completely different? You’re not alone! How glasses look from person to person is all down to your face shape. So, if you’re in the market for a new pair of specs and are asking yourself ‘what glasses suit my face shape’ then join us as we delve deep into how to find your face shape and the perfect frames to suit it.

However, remember this isn’t a hard and fast rule, only a guide. If you like a certain style, then go for it!  Already know your face shape? Head over to your section below:






How to Find Your Face Shape

When it comes to glasses, most people will keep the same frames for several years. So when you’re buying a new pair, you’re going to want to get it right. A key part of this, is considering not only the physical features of the frame, but also how that particular shape will suit your unique facial features.

If you’re unsure how to find your face shape, there is a very straightforward way to find out and all you’ll need is a mirror and an erasable pen.

Sit in front of the mirror, and if necessary, pull your hair away from your face. Staying very still and looking directly into the mirror, draw around your reflection on the mirror and just like that - your face shape will be outlined before your very eyes!

Now you have discovered your face shape, you can move on to the best bit - trying on and deciding which frames to choose.

What are the Best Glasses to Suit a Round Face?

The glasses that will best suit your face shape will be angular and square shaped frames. They will help to balance your rounded features by creating a gentle contrast.

Frames to try:

  • For a frame that elongates and balances rounded features, try square frames such as the Belmont or the Ashington.
  • For a sculpting effect, a square cat-eye could be the way to go! Try out the ladies Caelan frame.
  • Fancy tortoiseshell? Our gent’s Borneo frame will compliment your softer features perfectly.
  • Frames to avoid:
  • Small and round style glasses

What are the Best Frames to Suit a Square Face?

Frames to try:

  • Our Astley frame for ladies will perfectly compliment the angular lines of your face.
  • The thin rimmed unisex Discus frame will create a soft look to let your face do the talking.
  • For a round but retro frame, Kelsey will bring balance to your face, not to mention a pop of colour.

Frames to avoid:

  • Square and rectangular frames may exaggerate the angles of your face rather than compliment.

What are the Best Glasses for an Oval Face?

Square and rectangular frames will compliment oval face shapes well.

Frames to try:

  • Check out this frame from Diesel that will provide a great contrast to the softer aspects of your face.
  • The teardrop shape of the oh-so-trendy aviator style will blend in well with your face shape. Try the Men’s Caludon for a modern look.
  • Oval face shapes also suit rounded frames, so now’s the time to impress with a cat-eye style. The ladies’ Sabrina ticks all the boxes.

  • Frames to avoid:
  • Frames that are too small for your face

What are the Best Glasses to Suit a Long Face?

Those with a long face shape will best suit rectangular and oversized frames that will draw the attention to the central aspects of the face.

Frames to try:

  • The sharper angles of the ever popular wayfarer style will look great on you! The unisex Hodson or Comet will provide the perfect contrast against your softer features.
  • Rectangular glasses such as the men’s Franco frame will add width to your face as well as draw attention to your eyes. Or you could try some colourful frames which will have the same effect!
  • For a cool yet classic look, go for an aviator style like the Bayley Lane frame. The ‘top heavy’ design will help to balance your face shape whilst adding a bit of interest.

Frames to avoid:

  • Narrow frames that may elongate the face.
  • Oval and circular frames can take away from the natural symmetry of your face.

What are the Best Glasses to Suit a Heart Shaped Face?

Heart shaped faces suit rectangular and oval shaped glasses. Frames that are wider at the bottom than the top will add width to the lower portion of your face, creating a balanced look.

Frames to try:

  • Wayfarer styles such as the unisex Whittle frame will help to create the illusion of a wider bottom portion of the face.
  • For a fail-safe option, go for a rimless style like our men’s Ghost frame as this will sit cohesively on the face and let your face shape be the focal point.
  • Try the oval shaped unisex Icy frame to soften and balance your features.

Frames to avoid:

Styles that are wider at the top than they are at the bottom.

How to Choose the Colour of Your Glasses

Glasses can be a great way to express your individuality, so why not choose a frame colour that suits your personality and compliments your unique features? Here are handy pointers when choosing the colour of your frames:

  • Matching your glasses to your eye colour, hair colour or skin tone can be a great way to achieve a coordinated look. For this, neutral tones including browns, blacks and beiges will work best.
  • Neutral tones are also great for professional environments where a formal look is desired.
  • If you want to add a subtle bit of interest, go for any neutral tones that contrast against your features.
  • If you like all things bold and bright, now’s your time to make an impact. Whether it’s a metallic frame, matte, glossy, printed, or a frame in your favourite colour, we have the glasses to suit. So go on, express yourself!

How to Choose the Right Size of Glasses

You’ve found the frame of all frames, now what? You’ll need to ensure that they fit by analysing how they sit on your face. Your frames shouldn’t:

  • Be wider than the width of your face at the temples
  • Sit on your cheeks as this may cause irritation
  •       Be higher than your eyebrows

If your current glasses fit like a dream, then you’re in luck! Most, if not all glasses have three measurements printed on the inside arm. This information shows you the millimetre measurement of the lens diameter, the bridge width, and the side length. To make things easy for you, we have all the measurements of our glasses, so you’ll be able to tell whether it’ll be a great fit on you.

Which Sunglasses Suit my Face?

Now that you’re all clued up on which glasses suit your face shape, you’re now probably asking yourself ‘which sunglasses suit my face’. Luckily for you, finding the perfect sunglasses, means following the exact same guidelines you did for glasses. So stick to the frames best suited to your face shape and you’re all set to find your dream pair of sunnies.

Try our Virtual Mirror Tool

It’s time to test some out some frames! Click ‘Try on Mirror’ under any product image to access our Virtual Mirror tool. By uploading a portrait style selfie you can then ‘try on’ the glasses until you find your favourite pair!


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