Are You Wearing the Right Eyewear for Your Face Shape?

Joanna Elizabeth


Published May 14, 2014

Image by Blake Davenport
Image by Blake Davenport

Summer is nearly here and that means finding the perfect pair of shades to protect your eyes from the sun or to perfectly accessorize your favorite dress. While eyewear trends may come and go, one thing certainly doesn’t change–and that’s your face shape. Whether you go to a physical location, or surf online with eyewear companies like; here’s a guide to which style is best for your face shape. Take a look as we explore the four eyewear styles to wear this summer below.

Heart Shaped Face

Image: Cara Delevingne at Burberry
Image: Cara Delevingne at Burberry

What it looks like: A broad forehead that extends to a small chin with high and angled cheekbones
Perfect eyewear: Oval or round shaped glasses to contrast different shapes

Square Shaped Face

Image: Constance Jablonski for Estee Lauder
Image: Constance Jablonski for Estee Lauder

What it looks like: Broad forehead with a strong horizontal jaw line, proportional in width and length
Perfect eyewear: Round or oval sunglasses to contrast sharpness

Round Shaped Face

Image: Codie Young for Monique Lhuillier

What it looks like: Full cheeks, wide forehead and a rounded chin
Perfect eyewear: Square or angular shaped frame to contrast the roundness

Oval Shaped Face

Image: Liu Wen for Estee Lauder
Image: Liu Wen for Estee Lauder

What it looks like: High and angled cheekbones with a curved jaw line slightly narrower than your forehead
Perfect eyewear: Square or round, your face shape is versatile, lucky you!

Diamond Shaped Face

Image: Linda Evangelista for Talbots

What it looks like: Wide cheekbones and a narrow forehead with an angular jaw line
Perfect eyewear: oval frames to balance features

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