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Look Gorgeous In Glasses! How To Choose The Perfect Specs For Your Face Shape

by Lareese Craig Published on 30 June 2014
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Thick rims, two-tone and round retro shapes, it’s never been cooler to be a 'four eyes.' Maybe it’s all thanks to Zooey Deschanel and her New Girl sass or Katy Perry and her cat eyes, but geek chic is seriously in right now. If you’re new to the trend and don’t know your rectangular frames from your square then you need a lesson in spec shopping. Here’s how to find the right glasses for your face shape.

Once upon a time covering up all signs of peeper problems was the in thing, but now sophisticated specs are having a moment.

Buying glasses isn’t just about practicalities. Sure they have to be comfy and being able to see out of them kinda helps, but there’s so much more to that librarian look than meets the eye.

Just like your headband or your handbag, glasses are another simple way of making a style statement – and showing off your best facial features while you do it.

First thing’s first though, deciding which frame will flatter your face shape is an absolute must...

If you don’t know if you’re oval, square, round or heart-shaped simply draw round your face on a mirror with some lippy and stand back to access. Oh and rub it off afterwards! Obvs.

We've found the perfect glasses to suit every face shape from the amazing new range Vision By Noire at ASDA - because like glasses, supermarkets can be sexy too!

Square

A square face shape like Olivia Wilde's is defined by a broad forehead, wide jaw and square chin. The best shape glasses for your peepers would be something like an aviator or a round frame to soften your shape.

Anything too angular will be too sharp on your face shape. Go for softer shapes to balance your chiselled features or opt for an ultra feminine style to soften a strong jaw.

Round

With a round face shape you want to use your specs to create definition. It’s ok to go angular so don’t be afraid of going bold with your choice of frame.

​The aim is to widen the eyes and elongate the face. A clear bridge will help draw emphasis to the eyes whilst a wide, rectangular style will work to balance the face. Experiment with bold designs, colours and brands – a round face can afford to go playful with embellishment, as it will help to create more definition. Don’t hold back!

Check out this tortoise shell and clear rim pair from ASDA's Vision By Noire range. We want!

Oval

Count yourself lucky if you’ve landed yourself in the oval pile. Just like hairstyles anything goes when it comes to glasses for you guys.

A large frame will accentuate your envious cheek bones, something that’s a little wider than the broadest part of your face will help to maintain your balanced shape. You pretty much get pick of the bunch when it comes to frames. Lucky girls!

Heart shaped

Characteristically, you’ll have a wide forehead, a narrower jaw, high cheekbones and a narrow chin just like Reese Witherspoon. Lighten up the wider proportions of your face shape with a minimal frame or something more delicate than a thick rimmed pair of glasses. Retro shapes like cat eyes will also work. Meow.

Long

Think Sarah Jessica Parker for this one. Oversized frames will add width and break up your length, cute round Harry Potter like frames will have a balancing effect. Avoid anything with low arms as this will only elongate your face. Want something timeless? Aviators frames are your biggest fan. Alternatively, go for cat eyes to create the illusion of width across the centre of the face.

Check out these celebrities in specs for inspiration!

Rita Ora - Oval face shape © Getty Images

Cat eye, aviator or round and retro? How do you like to frame your peepers? Tweet us @sofeminineUK

by Lareese Craig 185 shares

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