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Finding the perfect pair of glasses can take hours at the optical. Or days if you’re ordering them online and returning them. Especially if you don't know your face shape.
Learning what styles of eyeglasses and sunglasses go with your face shape can help you find the perfect frames to compliment your natural features. Everyone deserves a pair of glasses that showcases their style and gives them confidence. Read on to learn more about the best glasses for square shaped faces.
The best glasses for square faces include:
- Round or oval frames
- Browline frames
- Cat-eye frames
- Rimless frames
Of course, style is a subjective topic, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The most important thing is to find eyewear that improves your vision, is comfortable to wear, and makes you feel good about yourself.
Do I Have a Square Face Shape?
Remember, not everyone’s facial features fit the “criteria” for a face shape perfectly. Many of us have features that could be considered “square” features or “round” features. The trick is to identify your most prominent features and match them to a face shape.
Square faces are characterized by:
- Angular features
- A strong horizontal jawline
- Equal width of your forehead, cheekbones, and jaw
Square shaped faces tend to have clearly defined, angular jawlines and flat chins. The forehead is broad, usually with a wide hairline. Cheekbones are flatter, and there are few to no curves in your facial features.
Best Glasses for Square Faces
Typically, thin round frames look great on square faces. Round and oval shapes help to soften angular features and provide balance. They provide a nice gentle contrast from your strong jawline.
Round or Oval Frames
Round or oval glasses are a great first choice for anyone with a square face. The curves of the frame provide a nice contrast to angular features. Frames that are slightly wider on the sides, or a bit wider than your face can add balanced contradiction to a uniform square shaped face. Thinner metal frames are often a top choice, but colorful or tortoiseshell plastic frames can look great as well.
Browline frame shapes are rounded at the bottom. They also have a wide browline that can help to slim a broad forehead. Be sure to try a frame that is also slightly rounded at the top.
Cat-eye frames are currently a very popular fashion trend. The upswept browlines provide curves and movement that can complement almost any face shape. Try rounder, less angular cat-eye shapes to start with.
Rimless and Semi-Rimless Frames
Rimless and semi-rimless frames are excellent, non-obtrusive options that look great on square faces. The lenses are usually rounded or oval, providing a subtle contrast between your frames and face shape. They also don’t distract or draw attention away from your bold features.
Aviators are a classic look and bold statement. They can be hit or miss, due to the flat browline that could work to widen your forehead. However, nice rounded lens shapes can work to draw the eye downwards and create juxtaposition.
Frames to Avoid
Square frames and rectangular frames can look a bit “boxy” on square face types. The sharp angles do little to soften hard angular features.
Remember, this is merely a guide to get you started. The perfect pair of glasses are out there. It’s up to you to find them!