How to choose the right glasses for your face shape.
Are you a rectangle like Angelina Jolie a triangle like Victoria Beckham or a round like Miranda Kerr?
If you’re a glasses wearer, or if you’re looking for your next pair of sunglasses, you’re going to look your best if you take your face shape and colouring into consideration when choosing your specs.
To help the Updaters with their makeover, Specsavers consultant, Lindsey Martel, flew over from glorious Guernsey to give them and our makeover-ee, Jason, a masterclass in looking great in glasses.
So have a look in the mirror and work out if your face is oval, round, heart-shaped, square, or even triangle or rectangle. Then find out how to make sure you’re wearing the right glasses with our guide, below. Just click on your face shape for more info.
- Watch Lindsey and the Updaters, in action, on the video here.
- Specsavers also has a nifty online ‘Frame Styler’ tool, which scans your face and gives you ideas for frames that will suit you. Link below.
- You can also check out Richard Ward’s tips for the best hairstyle for your face shape here.
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Oval Face Shapes
Lucky oval! The height, width, chin and jaw measurements of your face are all within average ranges of each other. With your balanced proportions, most frame shapes will suit you. The Duchess of Cambridge (client of our very own, Richard Ward), Oprah Winfrey and Carey Mulligan are all ovals.
Specsavers recommend going for shapes that are wider than the widest part of your face.
If you have a round face, the length between your forehead and chin, will be roughly similar as from each cheek. You’re also likely to have softer features and fuller cheekbones. Michelle Williams, Miranda Kerr and Emma Stone all have round faces.
Specsavers suggest that you go for rounder frames to make the most of your lovely, soft features.
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If you’re a heart-shaped beauty, you’re likely to have killer cheekbones and a strong jawline. Your face will be widest at the forehead, gently narrowing down towards the chin with soft features. Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lawrence and Jennifer Aniston are all hearts, like you.
Specsavers suggest that you opt for frames that are a little wider than your forehead or have an exaggerated brow line like a cat-eye or Clubmaster-inspired style.
Square Face Shape
If you are a square you are the queen of the angles and your cheekbones, forehead and jaw will all span the same width. Squares include Jennifer Hudson, Margot Robbie and Jennifer Lopez.
According to Specsavers, the best plan is to opt for a narrow angular style which will create more length and offset your strong features.
Rectangle Face Shape
If you’re a rectangle your face will be about one and a half times longer than is is wide. You will also see that the lines running from your temple to your jaw are straight. Famous rectangles include Angelina Jolie, Sarah Jessica Parker and Alexa Chung.
Specsavers suggest that rectangles opt for glasses with a deep, square shape with a strong browline.
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Triangle Face Shape
Triangles are all about amazing angles – this rare face shape is really stunning. You have a dominant chin that narrows towards your temples. Celebrity triangles include Victoria Beckham and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
Specsavers suggest that you add a little width to the narrower part of your face, so go for strong brow lines or cat-eye shapes to really emphasise your eyes.