Choosing Glasses to Suit Your Face Shape

We’ve been lucky enough to partner with Robin James @manforhimself , men’s style, lifestyle & grooming blogger  who explains how to find out what face shape you have and how to pick out a pair of glasses or sunglasses to suit you.


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What Shape of Face Do I Have

Square Face Shape

Facial features for a square face include

  • Prominent Forehead.
  • Strong Jawline.
  • Equal Length & Width
  • Angular Chin

For the square face shape, you really want a frame to round it off.

Avoid square and rectangular frames which will look too heavy.

Go for a rounder style with with a thinner frame to lighten and soften your face.


Rectangle Face Shape

Facial features for a rectangle face include

  • Longer than Wide.
  • Forehead, Cheekbones & Jawline similar in size.

If your face is rectangular in shape, you will want to add width to it. This will even out your proportions.

Avoid narrow frames.

Go for a bold statement style. Choosing a double bridge (like these pictured) will also help to widen the face.



Diamond Face Shape

The diamond face shape is characterised by a narrow chin and forehead with wide cheekbones.

  • Chiselled Jaw.
  • Angular Cheekbones.
  • Cheekbones are the widest part.

If your have a diamond face shape, you will be looking to soften the silhouette

Avoid anything too wide as this will make your face appear bigger than it actually is.

Go for narrow frames with softer, rounded bottoms.


Round Face Shape

Facial features for a round face include

  • Equal Length and Width.
  • Soft Angles.
  • Full Cheeks.
  • Delicate Features.

Unsurprisingly, the round face shape is quite literally the opposite of square!

Avoid anything too round as this will make your face appear bigger than it actually is.

Go for bold and structured frames to take the roundness off your face,


Oval Face Shape

The oval face shape is the most common and versatile.

  • Chin Narrower than Forehead.
  • Balanced Proportions.
  • High Cheekbones.

Go for frames that are broader than the widest part of your face.

Avoid strong, rectangular shapes.  If you want an angular style, try square frames with a rounded bottom.


Heart Face Shape

Heart is one of those face shapes that can be confusing. Essentially, it’s a rounder version of the diamond face shape.
  • Wide Forehead.
  • Narrow Chin.
  • High Cheekbones.
  • Narrow Jawline.

With a heart shaped face, you really want to try and balance your wider forehead against your narrow chin.

Go for round frames to soften the face where it’s needed – right across the cheekbones.


Still a little confused? Watch Robin’s video below


Words & Images by Robin James