How to Choose the Best Eyeglass Frames for Your Face

Tired of your old glasses doing nothing for your face? Looking for stylish new glasses?

Before you order your next pair of boring prescription glasses, check out these tips for stylish eyeglass frames that fit your face.

How to Choose the Best Eyeglass Frames for Your Face

Determine Your Face Shape

First, you need to determine your face shape. The most stylish eyeglass frames will complement your face shape, not clash with it.

Round Shape

Round faces are symmetrical. If you have a rounded chin or jawline, with no sharp cheekbones, and equal symmetry between the length and width of your face, you want to highlight your shape with one of the following:

  • Rectangle
  • Square
  • Aviatorc
  • Geometric

Oval Shape

Oval faces are long but not overly broad. They usually have rounded features, a rounded jawline, and a chin.

If you have an oval shape, you’re lucky because you can get away with any stylish eyeglass frames, whether they are Wayfair, aviators, browline, or cat eye design.

Heart Shape

The heart-shaped face has a prominent, wide forehead with plush cheeks and sharp angles near the point of the chin. If this describes your face, consider picking:

  • Cat eye
  • Rectangle
  • Wayfare
  • Browline
  • Oval


Square Shape

Square facial structures have sharp angles, symmetric foreheads, cheekbones, and striking jawline.

With a square face, the jawline is one of the most easily recognizable features, and you should pick from the:

  • Round
  • Cat eye
  • Wayfare
  • Aviators
  • Browline
  • Oval


Diamond Shape

Diamond faces have prominent cheekbones with a smaller forehead and jawline. Diamond-shaped faces are similar to heart-shaped faces but with smaller foreheads and more striking cheekbones.

If you have a diamond face, consider wearing one of the following:

  • Round
  • Cat eye
  • Wayfare
  • Square
  • Aviators
  • Geometric

Sharp or Soft Angles

Second, you must consider whether your face has sharp or soft angles. Whether it’s sharp, soft or anything in-between, remember there are always perfect stylish eyeglass frames for you.  

With balance and proportion, correct frames will complement your facial contours and make them more attractive.

Sharp Angles

Sharp angles are what you see in heart-shaped faces or square faces. If you have sharp angles to your face, you want contrasting-shaped eyeglass frames.

Things like curved frames can soften the sharp angles of your face and help you look thinner. Rounded glasses can give you a more symmetrical appearance.

Soft Angles

If you have soft angles, you can make your face appear smaller with square stylish eyeglass frames or cat eye frames.

Colors to Match Your Skin Tone

Third, you need to find colors that match your skin tone. You should find a set of frames similar to your skin tone.

The last thing you want is to invest hundreds of dollars in stylish eyeglass frames that leave you looking jaundiced.


Warm skin tones are bronze, yellow, or golden hues. With these skin tones, you want something equally warm, like:

  • Light green
  • Honey
  • Olive green
  • Beige

You don’t want bright colors like bright pink or blue that contrast your warm skin tone.


Cool skin tones are more pinkish or lighter in complexion. You also want something equally cool, like:

  • Silver
  • Black
  • Grey
  • Light Pink
  • Light Purple

You don’t want bright yellow, gold, orange, or brown because they’ll detract from your skin tone and leave you looking pale and sickly.

If you aren’t sure what colors work well with your skin tone, take a minute to look at the colors in your closet or wardrobe.

The colors that you are most comfortable wearing are indicative of the colors you should consider for your stylish eyeglass frames.

You might be someone with a neutral closet full of beige, Navy blue, and white; in that case, a bright color might be fun.

You might be someone with many colors in your closet, so a subtle beige or black might be a good, low-key compliment.

Of course, nothing says you can’t have multiple colors for work hours, recreational activities, and downtime.

Your Lifestyle

Finally, you need to consider your lifestyle. Practicality might be most important if you need glasses only for reading or gaming.

But if you need glasses in your gear for outdoor activities and sports, you’ll also need stylish eyeglass frames that are durable and flexible.

Overall, your eyeglass frames should be fun and display your style. If you’re a hard worker and want your glasses to scream “Future CEO,” get something more rigid with a single color for the frames.

But if you want a flirty pair that you can wear when you go out, something that makes you feel fun and relaxed, don’t shy away from bright colors that complement your skin tone, with a fun pattern or decoration.

Julie Higgins
Julie is a Staff Writer at She has been working in publishing houses before joining the editorial team at momooze. Julie's love and passion are topics around beauty, lifestyle, hair and nails.