CHOOSING GLASSES TO SUIT

There’s a secret art to choosing glasses that suit you, and it all lies in the shape of your face. The right frame can enhance your features and change the look of your face, so it’s important to know what to look for when you’re browsing for new frames.

Before we start with what glasses suit your face, we need to ascertain what is your face shape. Ask a friend or family member, if you can’t decide for yourself.

What Shape is Your Face?

Rounded

Oval
You have a softly rounded chin and evenly proportioned features.

Round
You have full cheeks and round chin with a wide forehead.

Heart-shaped 
You have full cheeks and wide forehead with a pointed hairline.

Angular

3 different shaped faces

Square
You have a broad face with a wide, defined jaw and square chin.

Triangular
You have high cheekbones with a low hanging hairline and long forehead.

Diamond
You have high cheekbones and a hairline that reaches further down your face.

What Frame Shapes Suit a Rounded Face?

Frames for round faces
If you have a round, oval, or heart-shaped face you should go for angular frames as they add structure to your face. We’ve designed our range of frames with this in mind, so take a look at some of our favourites below.

Rectangular Frames

Angular frames bring definition and contrast to softer, rounder faces. The lower rim substitutes for cheek bones and adds a compelling aura of sophistication to your appearance.

Urbn West Esme Red Women's Glasses Frames Arm Length 140 Lens Width 51 Bridge Width 18
Pictured: Esme Red

Retro

The irony of retro eyewear is that it never goes out of fashion, which is fantastic news for all you cherubs with rounder faces. The heavy brow typical of retro frames raises the eye to the top of the face, giving your features a sense of cohesion and depth.

Baseline Dale Black Men's Glasses Frames Arm Length 145 Lens Width 53 Bridge Width 14
Pictured: Dale, Black

Hexagonal Frames

Frames like the wayfarer have strong uniform lines running at vertical and horizontal angles, so when someone with a rounder face wears them some geometrical magic happens and voila, they’re transformed.

Brink Collection Kyle Tortoise Men's Glasses Frames Arm Length 145 Lens Width 53 Bridge Width 17
Kyle, Tortoiseshell
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What Frame Shapes Suit an Angular Face?

Frames for angular faces
It’s simple really – rounder frames suit angular faces and angular faces suit rounder frames. With angular faces specifically, rounder frames soften features. Here are some from our range we’re particularly fond of.

Upswept Frames

The curves of upswept frames like cat eye glasses allow angular faces to wear retro style glasses without going full oval. They shape arcs from the angles of your face rather than running against them.

Baseline Minnie Red Women's Glasses Frames Arm Length 140 Lens Width 54 Bridge Width 16
Minnie Red

Oval Frames

If you have angular features you get to enjoy the eminently on-trend circular and oval frame. It’s difficult to pull off, but not for you guys. The profile softens a strong angular jaw-line, centralising and balancing the features.

Baseline Gabriel Black Men's Glasses Frames Arm Length 145 Lens Width 46 Bridge Width 21
Gabriel Black

Aviator Frames

These might not turn you into a Hollywood action hero, but that tear drop lens will soften your features. The semi-rimless rounded frame loops with your cheekbones, taking some depth away to give the appearance of more delicate features.

Baseline Legend Gold Men's Glasses Frames Arm Length 140 Lens Width 54 Bridge Width 16
Legend Gold
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