STYLE: Want to ROCK your Glasses? Know Your Face Shape

We mamas need our accessories to be simple yet uber-stylish. But there is one common (and hugely essential) accessory that is often forgotten in the chaos of motherhood – our glasses. Needing something that can survive a toddler storm as well as go with ABSOLUTELY everything, AND suit us whatever is happening that day, it can be tough to find a pair of glasses that look and feel great.

According to Vision Direct, the key to spec success is to ensure your frame shape compliments your face shape. There are four main face shapes: round, heart, square and oval. And each has some key styles which will always look great! If you’re unsure which face shape you fit into, just stand in front of your bathroom mirror and trace around your face with your finger. Whatever shape you have traced is your face shape.

Round Face

A round face is generally more circular and wider across the cheekbones as well as having a similar height and width. Selena Gomez is a great example of a celeb with a round face. To flatter a round face it’s best to wear styles that help give your face a little dimension. Classic wayfarers and square frames look great and a pair of hexagonal frames can look edgy and cool.

  • DO pick square-shaped or cat-eye shaped frames as they add angles to your face.
  • DON’T pick round shapes. They will only accentuate your round features and remove any angles you may have.

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Heart Face

A heart shaped face is identified by high cheekbones, a wide forehead and narrow jaw which come together to make your face look a little like everyone’s favourite shape! Think Miley Cyrus and Reese Witherspoon. To compliment your features softer frames will always look great, think cat-eye, round and wayfarer styles.

  • DO pick a frame that takes attention away from the forehead. Cat-eye shapes are great for this or anything that sits a little wider than the face.
  • DON’T pick a super small pair of glasses. They will only make your face appear larger than it is.

Square Face

A square face is generally defined by a forehead and jaw that are roughly the same width with cheeks which are straight rather than round. Jennifer Anniston is a perfect example of a square face shape. Frames that flatter a square face are usually softer and rounder shapes like oval frames, round frames and thin frames.

  • DO pick frames that add curves and softness to the face. Thick frames and round shapes are a great pick.
  • DON’T go for boxy square or rectangular frames as they will only add in angles and throw your face out of proportion.

Oval Face

An oval face is slightly longer than it is wide, with a forehead and jaw that are a similar width; the jawline is usually a little rounder. The fabulous Beyoncé is a great example of an oval-shaped face! If you have an oval face, you’re probably going to suit most styles. Be wary of shapes that are too narrow or too big for your face as they will overwhelm your features. Round frames, cat-eye, wayfarer and rectangle all look great on an oval face.

  • DO be bold. You can experiment with unusual shapes and colours.
    DON’T pick a pair that throws off the natural shape of your face.