How To: Choosing Glasses for Oval Face Shapes


If you’ve ever tired on a pair of glasses you know you don’t have to be an expert to know if they suit you or not. Putting on the wrong pair can feel strange. Maybe they feel like they are going to slip off or maybe they take up too much of your face. Luckily, there are certain styles that look right on each face type; you just have to know what style that is.

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Oval Face Shape

There are several different face shapes like oval, square, heart, and round, but there is one that seems to be the easiest to find glasses for. An oval shaped face looks great with glasses because it enhances its natural beauty. Balanced proportions, high cheek bones and a slightly narrow chin are its main qualities. Starlets like Anne Hathaway, Rachel McAdams, Jessica Biel, and Gwyneth Paltrow are just some of today’s beauties with oval face shapes.

So why is it easier to find glasses for oval face shapes?  It’s because they look good in virtually any type of frame.  Now you don’t want to just put on any pair and call it a day. You want to choose a pair that is going to enhance your facial features.

Typically, the most popular frame for oval faces are geometric shapes like squares or rectangles. They bring out the natural balance of your face and highlight your best features. Also be sure to look for a pair that is wider around your eyes.

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Avoid frames that are too large for your face and cover up more than half of it. Try on several different styles until you find a pair that is just right. A pair that covers up too much of your face will be overpowering and won’t be flattering.

When choosing glasses for oval face shapes you also want to remember colour. Colours that match with your eyes and hair are going to look the best and will get you the most compliments. While brown eyes look best when sticking to tones of similar colours blue and green eyes will pop against the darker browns and earthy shades.

Blondes can go with dark tortoise, black, and green and should avoid yellow or gold tones. If you are a brunette, choose glasses with warm undertones such as, beiges, browns and light blacks.

At we have a wide variety of glasses for oval faces. Shop our summer collection, try on designer sunglasses, or browse by style to find the perfect pair of glasses for you.

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  • Reply March 22, 2017

    Kaleb Fowles

    And if you are a redhead, I guess let your spirit be your guide when it comes to color?

    • Reply March 28, 2017

      Sarah Arboleda

      Hi Kaleb,

      We actually just posted an article about choosing glasses by hair color, which definitely includes redheads. You can check it out here.

      I hope that helps!



  • Reply May 30, 2017

    Gwen B

    Shannon, have you considered including recommendations for people with black hair / people of color too?

    • Reply June 2, 2017

      Sarah Arboleda

      Hi Gwen,

      We have a comprehensive new article that talks about all skin tones, hair shades, eye colors, and face shapes. We’d love for you to check it out.



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