How to Choose the Right Glasses Frames by Shape

One of the first things to pay attention to when choosing glasses is the shape of the frames and how that shape compliments your face shape. That link will take you to our in-depth guide, but we cover some of the highlights of face shape

Round Faces

Round faces are nearly the same height and width, with soft curves. They pair best with rectangular frames. However, soft square frames—square-shaped frames with curved edges—can be a nice in-between if you don’t love strong angles on your frames. Check out our Highbrow peepers if you’re interested in trying a soft square. 

Square Faces

Square faces are also nearly the same height and width, but are more angular than round faces, featuring a wide forehead and angular jawline. To showcase those beautiful angles, you want some gentle curves. Choose round frames to best compliment this face shape. 

Oval Faces

Oval faces have the same gentle curves as round faces, but are longer than they are wide. They pair well with taller glasses. For this face shape, you want to choose glasses with a vertical presence. Square frames or cat eye frames pair best with oval faces. 

Rectangular Faces

Rectangular faces are longer than they are wide, like oval faces, but feature prominent angles. They pair best with round frames, especially if you choose chunky, oversized round frames to compliment the length of this face shape. 

Heart-Shaped Faces

Heart-shaped or triangle faces have broad, curved foreheads and pointed jawlines. This beautifully unique face shape requires a similarly unique frame shape. Half frames, like our tortoise shell half frames, are perfect for this face shape. They de-emphasize the forehead and bring attention directly to your eyes.