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How to Choose Glasses for Your Face Shape

How to Choose Glasses for Your Face Shape

A pair of glasses can become a great accessory that compliments your facial features and makes your look more stylish. All you need to do is determine your face shape. And 5-Minute Crafts will tell you how to choose a pair of glasses that will highlight your natural beauty and balance the proportions of your face.

Round face

Your face shape is likely to be round if:

  • You have a wide forehead, full cheeks, and a soft chin and forehead lines.
  • The width and the length of your face are almost the same.

Your goal: Add definition to your face with the help of strong lines and angles.


  • Rectangular glasses with elegant frames
  • Glasses with noticeable and vibrant patterns and bold details
  • Glasses with adjustable nose pads that won’t press into the skin on your cheeks


  • Round and oval glasses
  • Frames with curvy details that highlight the roundness of the face

Rectangular face

Your face shape is likely to be rectangular if:

  • You have a strong jawline.
  • Your face’s length is greater than its width.

Your goal: Soften any strong angles and make your face visually broader.


  • Oval glasses with curvy details
  • Wider frames


Heart-shaped face

Your face shape is likely to be heart-shaped if:

  • You have a wide forehead; high, defined cheekbones; and a narrow, pointed chin.
  • Your face’s width is slightly smaller than its length.

Your goal: Balance the upper part of your face, make your chin appear wider, and soften the facial features.


  • Glasses that are wider than your forehead with accent elements on the ends of the frames
  • Oval and rounded glasses
  • Glasses of lighter colors with delicate frames


  • Glasses with wide frames that might highlight the cheeks’ width
  • Heavily decorated glasses
  • Glasses of bright colors

Square face

Your face shape is likely to be square if:

  • You have a strong jaw and wide forehead.
  • Your face’s width and length are almost the same.

Your goal: Make your facial features appear softer and smooth out the angles.


  • Oval and round glasses
  • Glasses with thin frames
  • Aviator and cat-eye glasses
  • Glasses that sit high on your nose


  • Square and boxy frames
  • Narrow glasses

Oval face

Your face shape is likely to be oval if:

  • You have proportionate facial features, a narrow forehead and chin, and high cheekbones.
  • The length of your face is 2 times greater than its width.

Your goal: Not to ruin the harmonious proportions of your face.


  • Any type of glasses with frames that are of the same width or slightly wider than the broadest part of your face


  • Glasses that are too small or too big
  • Glasses with very thin frames that may make your face appear longer

Diamond-shaped face

Your face is likely to be diamond-shaped if:

  • You have a narrow forehead and jaw and high, defined cheekbones.

Your goal: Distract attention from a narrow eye line and soften the cheekbones.


  • Cat-eye and oval-shaped glasses
  • Glasses with edgy elements


  • Boxy and straight frames that might accentuate your cheekbones
  • Narrow glasses
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