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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