If you’re wondering how to pick the perfect spectacles for your face shape, you are not alone. Every day, thousands of people discover they need to start wearing glasses and don’t know where to begin. Whether you have a round face, a square jawline or a heart-shaped face, there’s a pair out there with your name on. The key is knowing what you need to look for in a pair of spectacles and what kind of glasses suit your face shape. 

What is My Face Shape? 

Choosing the right shape spectacles for your face doesn’t have to be tricky. First, you’ll need to work out what face shape you have. Today we will be focusing on the following face shapes: 

  • Oval 
  • Round 
  • Square 
  • Heart 

Picking the Right Spectacles for Your Face Shape 

Spectacles for an oval face shape 

If you have an oval face, you’re lucky! Almost all types of spectacles will suit you face, with the potential exception of narrow frames, that could make your face appear longer. The most flattering types of spectacles for you include rectangle, square and the Aviator style. 

Celebrities with an oval face shape include: Rhianna, Emma Stone, Mila Kunis.

Spectacles for a round face: 

One of our favourite types of spectacles for people with a round face is the retro cat-eye frame with geometric lines and thicker rims. If cat-eye spectacles aren’t your kind of thing, other angular frames like rectangular frames can give more shape to the face and make it seem narrower. 

Celebrities with a round shaped face: Charlotte Church, Kate Bosworth, Chrissy Tiegan.

Spectacles for square faces

Because a square face has more angular features, like jawline and forehead, it’s best to choose frames that soften these angles. We always recommend that people with square faces choose frames that are round or curved, as well as thinner. 

Celebrities with a square face shape: Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Billie Piper, Sandra Bullock. 

Spectacles for a heart-shaped face 

Oval spectacles are ideal for people with a heart-shaped face because they don’t overemphasise your cheekbones like round eyeglasses. Minimalist frames like rimless and semi-rimless spectacles can draw attention away from your stronger facial features to keep your look fresh. Rectangular spectacles can also balance out your look. 

Celebrities with a heart-shaped face: Cheryl Cole, Nicole Richie, Reese Witherspoon. Choosing

Spectacles for Your Face Shape 

There are hundreds of beautiful looking spectacles out there and there’s at least one pair with your name on! When you know what kind of spectacles suit your face shape, you can shop in the knowledge you’re buying something that will look great. 

Spectacles aren’t usually referred to as an accessory or part of a beauty look. But they should be! This is because popping on a pair of glasses can switch up your look faster than a lipstick and quicker than you can say ‘specs’! 

For help on choosing the right shape spectacles for your face, ask our friendly team for help during your next visit. To book an eye appointment, call 01905 613020 today.