Have an oval or oblong face? You hit the jackpot because it’s probably the easiest face shape to match with eyewear. Basically, almost everything works, it’s just up to you on what style you prefer the most. Just don’t exaggerate with oversized frames because you don’t want them to swallow you hole and overshine your natural beauty!
Read on to find out which glasses style best suits oval and oblong face shapes!
Glasses That Are a Perfect Fit for Oval/Oblong Faces
Oval face shapes are characterized by balanced facial features. The face’s length is roughly twice as long as it is wide, only slightly narrower at the jaw than at the temples. People with oval faces have a chin that is narrower than forehead and high cheekbones.
Choosing glasses for oval shaped faces seems to be the easiest because you can wear any style of frames if they’re properly sized. Basically, any type of eyeglass frame will compliment your face shape because of its natural balance between forehead, cheeks, and chin.
- The best eyewear for men and women with oval-shaped faces should be geometrically square or rectangular.
- Pick bold shapes that maintain the balance of your face.
- Upswept corners work well with your face type because they emphasize cheekbones and make them look more contoured.
- Avoid oversized glasses or very circular rounded ones, as this will take away from the face’s natural symmetry.
Best style fit: Cat Eye & Oversized
It would be quite a sad thing if you couldn’t rock the immortal cat eye silhouette. Fortunately, the Coquette frame is wide and rectangular enough to suit oval/oblong faces. There are plenty of cat-eye styles that you can choose from – from round, to oblong, to slightly squared, in various colors and textures.
The beautiful curvy lines, ending in prolonged temples that switch to the sides in an angular design will enhance your profile.
Cat eye sunglasses are also a must-have for any respectable fashionista, so again our Copa frame is here to save the day. Rock these cat eye sunglasses on your oval face and have no fear of doing wrong.
Best shape fit: Rectangular & Square
Another great style to rock with oval faces is oversized glasses. Take into consideration that for this type of face shape you must draw attention away from the chin. That’s why oversized glasses flatter oval faces.
The Sky rectangular frame might be the perfect oversized reading glasses that you oval face deserves.
A similar oversized style fit for oblong/oval faces is the Keen oversized square eyeglasses.
Thinner than your average, these beauties will compliment the best of your features.
An oval shape means a long and thin face with rounded ends. This profile usually requires a wide rectangular frame such as Preppy. This simple yet attractive frame ticks all the categories that make it suit an oval shaped face.
It features corners that contrast with the roundness of your face and also has prolonged temples. To emphasize the temples, the frame is wider than a square model drawing attention straight to your eyes.
If you have an oval face you can also try a pair of clear rectangular frames.
The problem with oval faces is that attention is usually drawn to the lower part of your face, especially the chin. Trendy clear glasses are great for oval faces because their interesting design sets the focus on your eyes and not on your chin.
A thick square frame such as the Coffee House will suit oval faces because its angular shape will balance the round features.
The same rules apply regardless if you are looking for prescription glasses for oval faces or just simply sunglasses. The best sunglasses for oval faces are rectangularly shaped and have an almost straight browline.
The Bowery is a vintage-inspired wide frame that is perfect for oval faces. Its thick browline is made from acetate while the lower part is made from thin metal wire.
It flatters both thin and full oval faces so you can regard it as a universal frame for your visage.