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Everything you need to know about face shape and glasses!

Determining your face shape is a great place to start when selecting a pair of well-fitting eyeglasses. When you come to Cohen’s Fashion Optical, your professional Sales Associate will determine your face shape.  A pair of eyeglasses that compliments your face shape will greatly enhance your overall fashion look.

Oval-Shaped Face

*Halle Berry       *Jessica Alba

Oval-shaped faces are the easiest to fit and are characterized by balanced proportions, a narrow forehead and jaw line, a chin slightly narrower than the forehead, and usually high cheekbones. Oval-shapes faces can typically wear any frame shape.

Frame Shapes for Oval-Shaped Faces

We will try a variety of shapes, starting with rectangular or butterfly, to find your best fit. Because oval faces typically have smaller features, it is important to find frames that are proportionate.

Women’s Frames: Butterfly, Cat Eye, Geometric, Rectangle, Sunglasses
Men’s Frames: Butterfly, Geometric, Rectangle, Sunglasses

Square-Shaped Face

*Demi Moore               *Greena Davis

Square-shaped faces are typically proportional in length and width and characterized by a strong jaw line, square chin and broad, deep forehead. Round eyeglasses are recommended to soften and add contrast to angular face shapes.

Frame Shapes for Square-Shaped Faces

Round frames help to create curves and soften square faces, minimizing angles and lengthening the faces. Frame shapes should be more horizontal than vertical.

Women’s Frames: Cat Eye, Oval, Semi-Rimless, Sunglasses

Men’s Frames: Oval, Semi-Rimless, Sunglasses

Round-Shaped Face

*Oprah Winfrey           *Cameron Diaz

Round faces have equal width and length, are characterized by soft curves and are best suited by angular frames.

Frame Shapes for Round-Shaped Faces

Angular frames help to balance a round face. In particular, rectangular-shaped frames make round faces look slimmer. Horizontal frames and frames with higher temples help to lengthen a round face.

Women’s Frames: Geometric, Rectangle, Sunglasses
Men’s Eye Frames: Geometric, Rectangle, Sunglasses

Heart-Shaped Face

*Christina Ricci            *Reese Witherspoon

Heart-shaped faces are characterized by wide foreheads, narrower jaw lines, high cheekbones and a narrow chin.

Frame Shapes for Heart-Shaped Faces

Butterfly, Round and Cat Eye shaped frames help to balance a heart-shaped face. Frames that are wider at the bottom are recommended to offset a narrow chin and those with low temples add balance. Heart-shaped faces should avoid frames that are decorative or wider at the top.

Women’s Frames: Butterfly, Cat Eye, Round, Sunglasses
Men’s Eye Frames: Butterfly, Round, Sunglasses

Real life examples to help you figure out your face shape :: Celebrity comparison

Oval – Halle Berry, Jessica Alba

Round – Oprah Winfry, Cameron Diaz

Heart – Christina Ricci, Reese Witherspoon

Square – Demi Moore, Geena Davis


3 Responses to “Everything you need to know about face shape and glasses!”

  1. Josephina Karimi

    I really enjoyed this post, especially the examples in this post portion which made it really easy for me to SEE what you were talking about without even having to leave the article. Thanks

  2. Ronald

    What about Oblong Faces? They weren’t mentioned. Are they a subset of the face shapes mentioned above?

    • cohensfashionoptical


      Thanks for asking. For folks with an oblong or rectangular shape to their face, tall frames often help de-emphasize the height of your face. What’s more, broad glasses with some sort of accent across the top can give your face the appearance of being less narrow. Avoid short or slim frames if you can.


      The Cohen’s blogging team


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