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How to Pick the Right Glasses for Your Square Face: Tips on Finding the Best Fit

Posted March 05, 2019 by vintandyork

Want a square answer? Fair and square, having a square face is a square deal. Eyewear for square-shaped faces is as versatile as the word itself. Although limited to rounder eyewear silhouettes, they come in different styles and colors that offer you a large array of possibilities to choose from.

Check out which are the best glasses shapes and styles for a square face that will make you look like a million dollars!

trendy eyewear for square faces
The Swinger round sunglasses for square faces – Make them yours!

THE SWINGER
THE SWINGER
$149
THE SWINGER
THE SWINGER
$149

 

Glasses That Are A Perfect Fit for Square Faces

Square Faces. You can spot square shaped faces by their angular and straight features and lines.  The angles of the forehead and jawline are well defined. The cheekbones are straight with almost no prominence. Square faces need some roundness to balance them. Square jawlines and sharp features are common on square faces.

  • Choosing glasses for square shaped faces should focus on softening defined, prominent and sharp, harsh lines. Pick frames that add slightly curved edges, which will bring in more balance.
sunglasses for square face
The Draper

THE DRAPER
THE DRAPER
$129
THE DRAPER
THE DRAPER
$129

 

Do’s:

  • Those with square faces are often told that they need to soften their features, which can be done by wearing glasses that sit high up on the bridge of their noses.
  • Eyewear specialists often tell their customers with square faces to choose either round or oval shaped glasses to balance the face and make it look slimmer.
  • Curves and shapes are your best bet at balancing your features.
  • Look for thinner metal frames that blend in easily, in simple colors such as bronze, silver, and gold to soften your features.

Don’ts:

  • Avoid boxy shaped glasses as they will draw more attention to your angular features.
  • Straight lines and corners, characteristic of geek/nerd glasses are a no go.
  • Thick, acetate frames should also be avoided. Thin ones will resonate much better with your features.

Best style fit: Round, Cat Eye, Oversized Aviator & Nerdy/Geeky

Round

Round thick frame eyeglasses for square face
Big Cheese Rectangular (left) and Owl Round Eyeglasses (right)

BIG CHEESE
BIG CHEESE
$109
OWL
OWL
$109

 

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Rare Bird Frame in Emerald

RARE BIRD
RARE BIRD
$149

 

Due to its incredible popularity, the Cat Eye silhouette has been restyled in numerous ways.

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Bearcat Sunglasses – Get yours here!

BEARCAT
BEARCAT
$129
BEARCAT
BEARCAT
$129

 

The Bearcat cat eye sunglasses for square faces are a hybrid frame, specially adapted for the angular face. Bearcat proves that oversized cat eye glasses are good for square faces.

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Bearcat Sunglasses

BEARCAT
BEARCAT
$129

 

The popular Aviator style can also work for square faces – if it’s approached properly.

One of the best ways to style them is to choose Aviator glasses that are as rounded as possible. However, there’s not much you can do about the browline. 

THE FAIRBANKS
THE FAIRBANKS
$129
THE FAIRBANKS
THE FAIRBANKS
$129

 

Browline glasses don’t usually fit square faces and standard Aviators will always have a flat browline. Usually. However, you can give these babies a try and see how you feel about them. 

WESTERN FRONT
WESTERN FRONT
$129
WESTERN FRONT
WESTERN FRONT
$129

 

But with this pair don’t really have to worry about that. Focus on finding a frame like Western Front – heavily rounded on the sides and in its lower part.

FLY BOY
FLY BOY
$109
FLY BOY
FLY BOY
$109

 

An Aviator eyeglasses frame with a slightly curved browline can be just the remedy for your angular features. The Fly Boy Aviator eyeglasses one of the best choices for square face people.

A style which is usually associated with square or rectangular frames, geek/nerd glasses can take other forms. Here how you can wear nerd/geeky glasses if you have a square face.

The first rule is to lose the corners and to go with curvy lines. Take the hipsterish IT, for example, an oval prescription frame ideal for women with wide square faces. The glasses are thin at their middle part and grow wider as it reaches the sides.

IT
IT
$109
IT
IT
$109

 

oversized red eyeglasses for women

Best shape fit: Round & Oval

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Flight of Fancy in Onyx – get yours here.

FLIGHT OF FANCY
FLIGHT OF FANCY
$149
FLIGHT OF FANCY
FLIGHT OF FANCY
$149

 

Matching square faces with glasses is pretty easy – just look for round frames. That’s it!

The first frame that people with square faces should consider is the round metal frame. It’s a unisex model and it looks equally amazing on both men and women.

MOJO
MOJO
$149
MOJO
MOJO
$149

 

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Santori Frame in Ivy

SANTORINI
SANTORINI
$249
SANTORINI
SANTORINI
$249

 

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Get the Razz round metal eyeglasses here

RAZZ
RAZZ
$149
RAZZ
RAZZ
$149

 

Round metal frames are the best glasses for square faces. The bring harmony to your angular face and flatter it with an interesting look. Also, they are small which makes them a good fit for square faces.

JUICE JOINT
JUICE JOINT
$129
JUICE JOINT
JUICE JOINT
$129

 

Round metal frames can come with prescription lenses or sunglasses lenses, depending on your needs. The round sunglasses are ideal for men and women with square faces.

round sunglasses for square faces
Juice Joint gold metal sunglasses – See them here!

JUICE JOINT
JUICE JOINT
$129
JUICE JOINT
JUICE JOINT
$129

 

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Poster Child Sunglasses in Onyx (her) and Pecan (him).

POSTER CHILD
POSTER CHILD
$169
POSTER CHILD
POSTER CHILD
$169

 

Either way, with these stylish frames, your square face will act as a canvas that illustrates exquisite style and attention for details.  

WATSON
WATSON
$109

 

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Owl glasses – See here!

OWL
OWL
$109
OWL
OWL
$109

 

Besides contrasting with the angular features, they take space off your face and keep up with the size of it. Large round glasses such as the Owl are perfect for bigger square faces.

If you are a man with a square face looking for a definitive frame for you, then follow this principle: the thicker the better.

GREAT ESCAPE
GREAT ESCAPE
$109
GREAT ESCAPE
GREAT ESCAPE
$109

 

These fancy round glasses should keep your wide square face good company.

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Great Escape frames with sun lenses
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