We’re not one to judge a book by its cover, but we can (and usually do) clock your face shape the second we lay our eyes on you. Such is the nature of working in eyewear. But it’s not for the purpose of making a preemptive decision about who you are, but rather what you should wear on your face. And that’s just us being good at our jobs. You may be wondering, “What shape of glasses go with which face shapes?” Allow us to educate you on your face shape and the eyewear we’d recommend for it.
What Is Your Face Shape?July 08, 2021
What to wear: There are those of us that wear our hearts on our sleeves, and those of us that wear our hearts on our face, or rather, as our face. If you’re working with a broad forehead width paired with a narrow, angular chin, you just might be in this pool of people. Heart-shaped faces are usually well-balanced by frames that are wider than their already wide forehead, like our classic, wide-sized, rectangular frame, Seymour Glass. Glasses with detail or heavier acetate on the lower half of the frame can also bring more balance to your sweet, heart-shaped face, like our What Inheritance ? frames or our slightly sassy cat eye frames, Love Good. You’ll find that many semi-rimless or half-rim glasses that have acetate on the bottom half of the rim will fall under the category of looking good on your noggin. What to avoid: While whimsical in nature, oversized frames will add even more weight to the top of your head, giving the illusion that the bottom of your face is even smaller than the rest. Like your pilates instructor, our goal is to bring more balance into your life.SHOP HALF-RIM FRAMES
What to wear: If your face is longer than it is wide and you sport a pointed forehead and pointed chin, your face shares its shape with one of the most luxurious gemstones of all time. And just like the gem, this face shape is one of the rarest to have. Congrats to you. Wearing the round frame shape will appropriately contrast the sharp angles of your face. If you’re looking for a place to start, try TV Party in a vibrantly bold color or Case Closed in a classic hue to flatter your unique, diamond-shaped face. What to avoid: Your angular face shape already gets to the point -- all four of them. You may overaccentuate your features with a similarly square frame. You’ve been warned.SHOP ROUND FRAMES
What to wear: If your face is about the same width as its length, then you undoubtedly have a square face. Don’t worry, it’s cool being square. Square face folks tend to gravitate towards the juxtaposing-yet-beautifully-balancing round and oval frames, just like our diamond-shaped pals. In addition to TV Party and Case Closed (as suggested above), you may find that our best-selling Waylaid frames or our daringly distinctive Wisecracker frames make you feel as sharp as the angles of your face. What to avoid: Similarly to our diamond-headed friends, too many angles make it hard for the eye to focus on the features that define you, like your eyes and smile. And because of that, we wouldn’t recommend square frames for square faces.SHOP ROUND FRAMES
What to wear: The dead giveaway you have a round face is a rounded forehead and chin, but a vast cheekbone width may also tip you off. If you so desire, many round faces may create the illusion of more angles near their cranial region with strikingly angular frames, like our timelessly square frames, C Suite, or our pointy cat eye frames, Irreplaceable. You will also find frames with unique details, like rivets, to give you more balance. What to avoid: Wearing round frames causes facial features on round face shapes to get lost, and we draw a hard line at glasses that stop you from flaunting your natural beauty.SHOP SQUARE FRAMES
What to wear: If your face is slightly longer than it is wide and you have a rounded forehead and jawline, welcome to the egghead’s club (a.k.a., you have an oval face shape). The best part of your membership? You can go big and bold with your frame shapes, colors and textures and look balanced every time. Chutzpah’d is one of our boldest frames, what with their round-shaped lenses and geometric rims. Not to mention their eccentric colors and patterns! Or perhaps you prefer the big and bulky look. Breaking News and its thick acetate and oversized vibes will give you just that. What to avoid: Narrow and small-sized frames are likely to give the illusion that oval faces are longer than they look, thanks to your narrow forehead and narrow chin. Your oval face means you already sport one of the longest face shapes around. Let’s focus on finding you something that draws more attention to the windows of your soul rather than your forehead or your chin.SHOP BOLD FRAMES