If you have an oval face, you will have balanced proportions, with a softly rounded forehead and chin. Lucky you – most frame shapes will look good on your face. You can be adventurous, and try fashion forward styles, or you can maintain your natural balance by choosing wide frames.
Heart shaped faces are widest at your forehead, before gently narrowing towards the chin – a bit like a heart. Two styles will suit you best. Either go for frames that elongate your face, by choosing light coloured or frames that are bottom heavy to broaden the lower part of your face, or opt for glasses with an exaggerated brow line, like a stylish 60s inspired ‘cat-eye’ style.
People with round faces often have fuller cheeks, and soft features. If you want to create more definition to your face, try on angular, narrow frame styles, which will make your face appear narrower and longer.
If you have a broad forehead and strong jaw, with equivalent face width and length, you likely have a square face. Opt for narrower styles which are angular, to complement your face and create a little length. Try thinner frames too.
Rectangular faces usually have a deeper forehead, longer nose and stronger jaw line. If you have this face shape, try on square glasses with a strong brow line. And avoid rounder, softer frames.
Widest at the jaw, before narrowing to the forehead, those with a triangle face may want to add some width to the brow area. Go for cat-eye shapes to really emphasise your eyes.
The rarest face shape is the diamond; faces are narrow at the eye line and jawline, with high, dramatic cheekbones. Draw attention to your eye area, adding more balance to your face, by looking at top-heavy styles like semi-rimless frames. Cat-eye glasses will also emphasise and soften your cheekbones.