Best Glasses Shapes for an Oval Face

Do you have an oval-shaped face? For starters, it’s an extremely common face shape, so if you think you have one, you probably do! In this blog, we discuss the best types of glasses for an oval face shape. If you want to check out your face’s proportions in the mirror, look for some of the following traits: 

  • Your face is about twice as long as it is wide
  • Your face narrows slightly at the forehead and chin
  • Your face has a relatively even width down or is widest across your cheekbones
  • Your forehead is the same width as or just a bit wider than your jawline

Why Should You Determine Your Face Shape?

Why Should You Determine Your Face Shape?

Some people with oval faces have rounded foreheads and chins, whereas others might have more pointed features. The relatively even width of the face distinguishes oval face shapes from diamond ones, which are more notably wide across the cheeks and may not be as long. 

Knowing your face shape will help you to choose a style of spectacles or sunglasses to compliment your best facial features. Doing so can help you select the frame you’ll wear for at least the next two years, saving you money, time, energy and potential regret.

Best Glasses Shapes for an Oval Face

Finding glasses for an oval-shaped face is a matter of picking through many options. The good news is that you can pull off any frame you like. The “bad” news is that you have so many frames to choose from that it may be a tough decision.

Rectangle Glasses

For a professional look, rectangular-shaped frames are a very popular choice. They are easily the most fashionable glasses for men and women and work for various face shapes and prescription types. Rectangle glasses are the perfect counterpoint to an oval face shape – they’re wider than they are long, the opposite of your facial proportions. Their straight lines also play well with an oval face’s curves, resulting in a refined look that you can freshen up with colourful frames or embellishments. If you are looking for rectangular frames that match your style, we recommend checking out Henau Eyewear which we stock in our store at Kings Square, Belfast. 

Square Glasses

Square Glasses Northern Ireland

The square frame shape is the most popular among those with an oval face shape. Like rectangular glasses, square glasses work with oval faces because of their solid lines. Your delicate facial features will be contrasted by their sharp angular aspects, providing a dimensional structure to your oval head’s facial features. 

Round Glasses

Round Glasses Northern Ireland

Round glasses balance out an oval face shape. You’re layering curves on curves, but they’re different enough from each other to create a pleasing visual effect. We suggest retro and modern round designs with thick or thin frames, as circular frames can appear very stark and rigid. If you are looking for the perfect pair of round glasses, we suggest browsing the fantastic selection of frames by the ever so talented Sabine Be

Cat-Eye Glasses

Cat-Eye Glasses Northern Ireland

If you have an oval face shape, you can wear classic cat-eye glasses with any outfit for any occasion, a very flattering frame choice for women. Cat-eye glasses draw attention to your cheekbones, interrupting the even proportions of an oval face elegantly. These frames can quickly become the focal point of your face, so you can lean into that dynamic by selecting styles with dramatic brows or downplay them with ever-so-slightly upswept corners. 

They suit oval-faced women perfectly, enhancing your best facial features and highlighting your cheekbones. Furthermore, cat-eye glasses have a timeless appeal stemming directly from mid-century fashion. At Hall & Co Eyewear, we house some of the most beautiful cat-eye glasses from the talented Caroline Abram. To browse the range, you can give us a call on 028 9070 5787 or call into our store at Kings Square, Belfast. 

Aviator Glasses

Aviator glasses’ overall height works so well on many face shapes and is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a big glasses style. With their big teardrop-shaped lenses, aviator glasses command attention at the same time as they let your facial features shine through. They give your eyes plenty of lens to work with and often feature a brow bar that adds just the right amount of boldness with its straight line. 

The only downside to having an oval face is that you can feel overwhelmed by choice. Choose a comfortable pair of glasses compliment your hair colour and skin tone. You might make your shopping process easier by keeping the above style tips in mind, but at the end of the day, your oval face will look best in any pair of glasses – as long as you love them. 

Hopefully, you found this article helpful. If you’re looking for something different to what you find in almost every other optician, then our frames are for you. At Hall & Co Eyewear, you’ll discover a whole new world of eyewear and choose a pair (or maybe more than one!) of glasses from a selection that can’t be found elsewhere.

Every year we look to exciting cities such as Paris, Munich, Milan, Antwerp and Copenhagen in search of the world’s finest eyewear. We have relationships with some of the most admired and respected eyewear designers and manufacturers in the industry. Niche, independent, artisanal eyewear companies that produce different and exclusive eyewear. 


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