GLASSES TO SUIT YOUR FACE SHAPE: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW…

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If you wear prescription glasses, then you will not only want them to be comfortable, but you’ll want them to suit your face shape, be the right color, and suit your lifestyle and your personality. Even if you don’t need a prescription, wearing glasses with clear lenses can be an awesome fashion statement, as long as you get the look right. Even for sunglasses (and everyone wears sunglasses at some point), you need to get ones that suit you so that you can really look your best.

Your face shape can play a massive part in if your glasses suit you or not. Sadly, there is not a lot you can do about face shape. But you can choose the things that will compliment your face shape and make it look better. So here is a quick guide to face shape and the type of sunglasses or glasses that you should be wearing. Then when you buy your glasses online or otherwise, you’ll know exactly which ones to be looking out for. This can be especially helpful if you’re not able to try them on beforehand.

Oval: If you have an oval face shape, with a rounded forehead and chin, then this style can work with most glasses styles. Oval faces are generally equally proportioned and balanced, which is why frames that are slightly wider than the broadest part of the face are a good look. However, oval face shapes can wear most styles, depending on complexion and hair color, of course.

Triangle: If you’re not sure what a triangular face is, then it is often a broad forehead, with a narrow chin, much like an upside down triangle. Glasses that are wider at the bottom are a good look for a triangular shape face, and ‘top heavy’ glasses, much like wayfarer styles ones should be avoided.

Square: A broad head and a strong jawline is what makes up a square head. Oval and round glasses are a good idea with a square face, as they will help to soften the look of the angles of the face.

Rectangular: A rectangular face means you have quite a long face but with a square chin, with a longer nose and strong jaw. Square frames that are on the larger side of things suit a rectangular face, as well as frames that have a low bridge, to shorten the look of a long nose.

Diamond: A diamond face shape can be quite rare, hence the name, as it means a narrow forehead, with a narrow chin, and with wider cheekbones. Glasses that have more definition around the top, much like cat-eye frames, are a good look for a diamond face shape.

Round: A round face is at it sounds; a circular face with a round chin and some full cheeks. There are rarely any angles with a round face, so your glasses should aim to create some. Angular glasses are good for a round face, as well as ones that are narrow.

Do you know the shape of your face? Ha!!

 

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DANKE…

 

97 Comments

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 4, 2018 / 8:33 pm

      Thank you Veronica and good to hear that. 🙂

  1. jenniferpickering22gmailcom
    April 4, 2018 / 3:11 pm

    I think I have a round face!! What type of angular sunglasses would you suggest?

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:19 pm

      Rectangular and geometric frames are great for round faces please. Thank you Jennifer.

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 4, 2018 / 8:25 pm

      Good to hear that and thank you.

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 4, 2018 / 8:26 pm

      Good to hear that and thanks Monica dear.

  2. Jodie
    April 4, 2018 / 4:34 pm

    I’ve accumulated quite a few pairs of sunglasses lately, and I’ve noticed how some definitely look better than others!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 4, 2018 / 8:25 pm

      Good to hear that Jodie. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  3. Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom
    April 4, 2018 / 4:35 pm

    Interesting! I have more of a long face, yet I have more petite features. I always tend to do with glasses that aren’t too overly big. This is def. something to consider though when shopping. I always have the clerk help me! Lol!!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 4, 2018 / 8:34 pm

      Thank you Carrie! I don’t do too big too. The clerk surely comes in handy over here too. Ha!

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 4, 2018 / 8:23 pm

      Good to hear that Carrie. Thanks for sharing.

  4. April 4, 2018 / 8:04 pm

    I have an oval face but it is also small and very long so many sunnies make me look like a bug or a fly as they look huge on me. I have to look for smaller frames. I want to get some see through sunnies like these.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    http://www.allienyc.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:21 pm

      Hahaha….you’re funny Allie. Hope you find a smaller frame that suits you. Check the link shared, you might find something. Thank you for sharing.

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:06 pm

      Good to hear Lesley and thank you. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:05 pm

      Good to hear that and thanks much Kathrin.

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:10 pm

      Thanks much Kate. Wonderful!

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:04 pm

      Thank you Zunera. 🙂

  5. franklyflawless
    April 5, 2018 / 12:44 am

    Hmmm…..I think I am oval but not quite sure! I am looking for some new sunglasses so this is very helpful x

    franklyflawless.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:02 pm

      Good to hear that and thank you.

  6. Mile High Dreamers
    April 5, 2018 / 3:33 am

    I am definitely the kind of person that needs to try on a million pairs of glasses before I find ones I like. I have a super small face, so they usually take up about half of it! Aviators are definitely my go to. Ben on the other hand has a gigantic head, so he can pretty much wear it all. Finding a good pair is definitely a score though. I love the ones you’re wearing!

    Susie | http://milehighdreamers.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 2:25 pm

      Hahaha….you’re not the only one. Lol on Ben having a gigantic head. Ain’t he lucky! Thanks for sharing Susie.
      Appreciated much!

  7. April 5, 2018 / 3:35 pm

    Thanks for this informative post sis! I can’t decide whether my face is round or oval and the thing is that I have been wearing glasses for a very long time! I think I need to experiment with more frames to see which suits me more!

    Madeline
    http://www.madelinewilsonojo.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 7, 2018 / 7:50 pm

      Not to worry sis. It has been a try and error here as to what frames suits me. -So I get it.
      Thanks much for the contribution.

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 7, 2018 / 7:41 pm

      Couldn’t agree more Sheena. Thank you for the contribution.

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 7, 2018 / 7:42 pm

      Good to hear that Freja. Thanks much!

  8. April 5, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    I am a total sunnies hoarder- love getting new frames each season!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 7, 2018 / 7:40 pm

      Good to hear that Ashley. Thanks much!

  9. April 5, 2018 / 6:40 pm

    Hello
    You look stunning in yellow. Good tips.
    Xoxo from Portugal

    marisasclosetblog.com

  10. Gabrielle
    April 5, 2018 / 9:14 pm

    My face is fairly oval-shaped and so this guide makes perfect sense! I tend to opt for huge frames, and I’m really into cat eyes lately 🙂 You look so stylish in these frames. Have a lovely weekend!

    aglassofice.com x

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 7, 2018 / 7:49 pm

      Thanks much for sharing and good to hear that. Appreciated and have a lovely weekend too. 🙂

  11. April 6, 2018 / 12:29 am

    These are great tips and I love your metallic sunnies, they look so cool, especially with the yellow dress! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Hope you are having a great week so far! Been a wet week here, but still not too cold 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 7, 2018 / 7:47 pm

      Thanks much beauty and good to hear that. Thanks for the contribution. 🙂
      The week has been okay. The weather has been on and off, but cool. Ha!

  12. wondercottage
    April 6, 2018 / 1:28 am

    I’m not even sure what the shape of my face is but you look stunning in that sunglasses
    Wonder Cottage 

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 7, 2018 / 7:39 pm

      Ha!! Not to worry. Thanks much!

  13. April 6, 2018 / 1:49 am

    I love this post.
    These are my favorite kind of glasses lately. Been rocking them myself. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 7, 2018 / 7:37 pm

      Thanks much Brandy and good to hear that. 🙂

  14. jane
    April 6, 2018 / 2:28 am

    I struggle knowing my face shape too.
    hahahha this one looks nice on you dear

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 7, 2018 / 7:38 pm

      Haha…it has been a try and error over here so don’t worry at all Jen.
      Thanks much dear.
      Much love always!

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 7, 2018 / 7:39 pm

      Thanks Gemma and have a nice weekend too.

  15. April 6, 2018 / 10:32 am

    Thank you so much for the tips as I need to get some new glasses this summer!!
    Have a lovely weekend 🙂
    Rosanna x

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 7, 2018 / 7:36 pm

      Thanks much Rosanna and have a lovely weekend too. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 7, 2018 / 7:35 pm

      Thanks much Len and have a lovely weekend too. Appreciated and much love!

  16. April 7, 2018 / 3:31 pm

    You are rocking these glasses gorgeous girl! It was so interesting to read more about the right glasses to suit your face shape. I think i’m an oval/round face but oh to have a diamond face shape! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 7, 2018 / 7:45 pm

      Ha!! Thank you girllll..! Good to hear that. 🙂

  17. April 7, 2018 / 6:12 pm

    These are some very informative ideas to choose the perfect eyewear for yourself.
    I was totally focused admiring you. You look stunning in yellow.

    xo
    http://www.thepositivewindow.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 7, 2018 / 7:37 pm

      Thanks ever so much Epsita. Ha! Good to hear that.

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 8, 2018 / 3:34 pm

      Now we do indeed Dominique. Ha!! Thank you!

  18. April 7, 2018 / 11:06 pm

    So cute selection!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 8, 2018 / 3:32 pm

      Thank you Gil and have a nice weekend too.

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 8, 2018 / 3:35 pm

      Thanks much beauty! 🙂

  19. hasenbabi
    April 8, 2018 / 10:20 am

    Dear Missy!

    Thank you for this helpful post, I always find it hard to find good sunglasses for my face,
    I’ll try to keep that on my mind when I go out looking for new ones next itme!

    Also I love yellow on you, wow it looks so stunning! Just amazing!
    Have a great sunday! Lots of love x Eva

    NICOVABEAUTY

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 8, 2018 / 3:38 pm

      Hi Eva,
      My pleasure beautiful! Its always a try and error when buying glasses, so you’re not alone.
      Good to hear that. Thank you 🙂
      Aw good to hear and thanks ever so much. Have a lovely Sunday too. Much love! 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 8, 2018 / 3:29 pm

      Thank you Serene. 🙂

  20. April 8, 2018 / 3:03 pm

    Great tips! It is always such a struggle for me to find a right pair of sunglasses! You have some really cool looks, by the way!

    Anna / http://atlifestylecrossroads.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 8, 2018 / 3:30 pm

      Thanks much Anna and good to hear that. 🙂

  21. April 8, 2018 / 3:55 pm

    fabulous tips beautiful! I always struggle to choose the right pair. I just try on as many pairs as I can hoping that one will suit me xx

    |Elegant Duchess|

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 8, 2018 / 6:59 pm

      Thank you! Buying glasses is always a try and error game so you’re not alone.

  22. April 8, 2018 / 5:26 pm

    As usual very interesting) thanks a lot for sharing!

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 10, 2018 / 5:20 pm

      Good to hear that and thanks for sharing.

  23. April 10, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    Hi Mavis! Thank you for the tips! Sometimes it’s so difficult to find the right pair os glasses, specially the prescription glasses. Have a great day! xoxo Joana
    http://chiceveryweek.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 10, 2018 / 5:19 pm

      Hi Joana, My pleasure and I can definitely relate with that. Thanks much and have a great day too. 🙂

  24. April 18, 2018 / 11:33 pm

    Great post, my beautiful Mavis! Love the yellow and the matching sunnies! I have too many pairs. Yet, I usually only wear 3. One for work, one for the weekends, and one for blog photo shoots. 🙂

    http://lizzyslatest.com/

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 19, 2018 / 10:12 pm

      Thanks much Lizzy dear. Ha!! I’ve a few, but I hardly wear them to be honest. The weather in the UK doesn’t help it either. Ha!

    • Missy May
      Author
      April 26, 2018 / 7:44 pm

      Good to hear that. Thank you 🙂

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