Certain styles of glasses compliment certain types of faces. Read about the different face shapes and determine which category you fall into. Learn which styles of eyewear will best compliment your features and which frame shapes you should avoid. Then click on the eyewear pictures to see more information about the eyeglasses and sunglasses recommended for your face shape.

    Click on a face shape below to learn more.

    Square Try These Avoid These
    Angular face with a strong jaw line, broad forehead and square chin. Proportional length and width. Oval and round frames

    Glasses with temples that are center set or that connect at the top of the frame

    Butterfly shaped glasses
    Geometric and square shaped frames that accentuate angles of the face

    Low-set temples or color accents on the bottom of the frames that draw emphasis to the chin
    Famous Square Faces: Demi Moore, Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt

    Oval Try These Avoid These
    Mostly balanced proportions. chin is slightly narrower than forehead and cheekbones are high. Most frame shapes work with oval faces

    Square, rectangular and geometric shapes which add angles to soft curves
    Frames that are too large for your features
    Famous Oval Faces: Julia Roberts, Beyonce Knowles, Adrian Brodie

    Oblong Try These Avoid These
    Narrow shape that's longer than it is wide. Angular features with high cheekbones, a longer nose and tall forehead. Tall frames that help create a shorter face

    Broad glasses with an accented top rim or decorative temple that adds width
    Small frames that are out of proportion

    Short frames that accentuate face length.
    Famous Oblong Faces: Sara Jessica Parker, Denzel Washington

    Round Try These Avoid These
    Full cheeks, rounded chin with few angles. Width and length are in same proportions. Angular and geometric frames that sharpen facial features

    Rectangular and horizontal styles make faces appear longer and thinner

    Upswept frames that draw attention to top of face

    Glasses with temples that connect at the top of the frame add length
    Round frames that make your face look rounder

    Large frames that shorten your face
    Famous Round Faces: Jason Alexander, Christina Ricci, Cameron Diaz

    Diamond Try These Avoid These
    Narrow at the eye line and the jaw line with a small forehead and chin. Angular features with dramatic cheekbones. Upswept styles like cat eye that emphasize the cheek bones

    Oval frames that maintain balance

    Rimless styles that allow cheek bones to shine
    Narrow frames that draw attention to narrow eye line
    Famous Diamond Faces: Linda Evangelista, Madonna

    Heart Try These Avoid These
    Broad forehead and wide cheek bones that narrow to a small chin. Bottom-heavy frames that add width to lower face

    Styles with low-set temples to draw attention downward

    Narrow, round frames that soften the forehead
    Top-heavy styles that draw attention upward

    Decorative temples that accentuate the broad upper face
    Famous Heart Faces: Jennifer Aniston, Halle Barry, David Spade

    Triangle Try These Avoid These
    Narrow forehead and eye line that widen at the cheeks and the chin. Semi-rimless frames that accentuate the upper face

    Top-heavy styles that balance the width of the jaw

    Frame bottoms that angle inward
    Low-set temples that widen the jaw

    Narrow frames that are out of proportion
    Famous Triangle Faces: Kathy Ireland, Renee Zellweger, Keith Urban