How to pick the most stylish glasses for your face shape and complexion

We all have extremely specific personal preferences when it comes to style – especially when it comes to the glasses



We all have extremely specific personal preferences when it comes to style – especially when it comes to the glasses that can help define your entire face and personality to the world.

Sometimes a pair will instinctively feel right; other times something will seem off. But with a little understanding of why a certain style or colour will work, shopping for your next pair can become significantly easier.

The following pointers will help you narrow down your options next time you’re looking for a new pair.

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Considering complexion
If your skin has cool undertones (with hints of pink or blue), consider matching it with “icier” colours such as black, pink, blue or silver. If you have warm undertones (peach or yellow), you will be able to explore more “fiery” colour schemes, including gold, red and off-white.


The best glasses for an oval face
If you’re lucky enough to have an evenly-proportioned oval face, practically any frame can potentially suit you, so don’t limit your options! This puts you in a great position to be adventurous and try some more modern and angular styles.


The best glasses for an angular face
If your face is long and thin in appearance (either triangular or rectangular) shallow frames may make it appear longer, which isn’t always ideal. Instead, consider a stronger brow line or frames that are wider at the bottom. This will give your face a wider look and give your features a lovely proportionate feel. 


The best glasses for a round face
If you have full cheeks, a rounded chin and a wide forehead, it usually pays to stay clear of rounded styles. Try contrasting your soft, curved features with an angular style.


The best glasses for a square face
If you have a square jawline, angular glasses can sometimes make it appear “harsh”. You may wish to soften it with a more curved style. If you see your face as “short”, consider a narrower pair with more width than depth, as this can lengthen the appearance of your face. 

Other factors to weigh
Eye colour can also play a major role in your selection. There are two equally-valid directions you can explore: complementary colours or contrasting colours. Blue eyes, for example, can be amplified overall by a matching grey, or be emphasised by contrast through brown.

While these guidelines can help refine your options, your style remains your own. If in doubt, your local optometrist will be able to talk you through the selection process. Click here to book an appointment at your local Specsavers for a friendly, no-obligation chat.

  1. gosse  

    𝔸𝕟𝕪𝕓𝕠𝕕𝕪 𝕔𝕒𝕟 𝕖𝕒𝕣𝕟 𝟜𝟝𝟘$+ 𝕕𝕒𝕚𝕝𝕪… 𝕐𝕠𝕦 𝕔𝕒𝕟 𝕖𝕒𝕣𝕟 𝕗𝕣𝕠𝕞 𝟠𝟘𝟘𝟘-𝟙𝟝𝟘𝟘𝟘 𝕒 𝕞𝕠𝕟𝕥𝕙 𝕠𝕣 𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕟 𝕞𝕠𝕣𝕖 𝕚𝕗 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕜 𝕒𝕤 𝕒 𝕗𝕦𝕝𝕝 𝕥𝕚𝕞𝕖 𝕛𝕠𝕓…𝕀𝕥’𝕤 𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕪, 𝕛𝕦𝕤𝕥 𝕗𝕠𝕝𝕝𝕠𝕨 𝕚𝕟𝕤𝕥𝕣𝕦𝕔𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟𝕤 𝕠𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕡𝕒𝕘𝕖, 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 𝕚𝕥 𝕔𝕒𝕣𝕖𝕗𝕦𝕝𝕝𝕪 𝕗𝕣𝕠𝕞 𝕤𝕥𝕒𝕣𝕥 𝕥𝕠 𝕗𝕚𝕟𝕚𝕤𝕙… 𝕀𝕥’𝕤 𝕒 𝕗𝕝𝕖𝕩𝕚𝕓𝕝𝕖 𝕛𝕠𝕓 𝕓𝕦𝕥 𝕒 𝕘𝕠𝕠𝕕 𝕖𝕒𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕠𝕡𝕡𝕠𝕣𝕥𝕦𝕟𝕚𝕥𝕪.. 𝕘𝕠 𝕥𝕠 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕤𝕚𝕥𝕖 𝕙𝕠𝕞𝕖 𝕥𝕒𝕓 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕞𝕠𝕣𝕖 𝕕𝕖𝕥𝕒𝕚𝕝… 𝔾𝕠 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕎𝕖𝕓𝕤𝕚𝕥𝕖. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, , 𝕙𝕥𝕥𝕡://𝕓𝕚𝕥.𝕝𝕪/𝟚𝕛𝕆𝕥𝟟𝕀𝕥

  2. Maureen  

    All those frames are ugly. Darker, thicker frames, also if they are thick at the bottom, make people look older, especially those with grey hair. Semi-frameless often works well. People are also, in general, afraid of colour.
    I go to an optometrist who has light-weight frames, which are fashionable, and many are a bit quirky. I always choose light -weight metal frames with colour and contrast. I have searched many other optometrists and never found a frame I liked.

  3. Billy-Jo  

    Not so easy as 1, 2 or 3 when you have very high cheekbones, you cannot wear full frames as where they sit they block off the airflow and you end up with fogged glasses all the time. I have to wear very light shallow frames, half rimless and they are so hard to find these days. I search everywhere and when I see a frame that suits I buy it, put it away for a rainy day. I love color and quirky is good if you can find them 🙁

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