Face Shapes and Glasses

Choosing new Spectacles can be a long process, and ultimately can make an enormous impact on the way you look, just like having your hair done or updating your wardrobe.

Spectacles are no longer seen as a devise to aid your vision, in this constantly growing fashion conscious world we live in, they are a reflection of your personal image or a decorative piece of jewellery to enhance your facial features.

In the Spectacles market today there are literally hundreds of styles, shapes, materials, colours and sizes to bear in mind, however here at we have a great range of Spectacles for you to choose from to meet your individual requirements.

All our Spectacles are inclusive of Prescription lenses for distance or reading complete with any coatings you would normally pay extra for in the shops. There are simple add-on prices for special lenses and finishes, so you will always know in advance exactly what you are paying for, there are no hidden costs involved at.

Generally one pair of Spectacles is just not enough these days, many people like to have a few pairs for different occasions, one for work, one for leisure, a special pair for going out, or perhaps a different pair for driving. No matter what your Prescription, colour preferences or budget, here at we are confident we have a style and lenses to meet your needs – but where do you start?

Think about the image you want to project to people in your environment, if you mostly wear your Spectacles at work, you may want to choose a traditional classic style, however if you are unreserved and love bright clothes, make a statement and choose a pair of Spectacles to match.

If you want Spectacles for everyday use, to be worn for any occasion, it may be wise to follow our guide for face shapes and colours, because no two people are exactly the same, the key is to emphasise your best features and draw attention away from points which aren’t so good.

Face Shapes and Colours

What shape is your face? Have a look in the mirror, hold back your hair if need be, and study the shape. Generally people’s faces can be a combination of different shapes, so use this information only as a guide, not as a rule.

Square Face Shape

A square face has a broad, deep forehead, wide jaw line and square chin. Choose round style frames to soften the jaw line.

TRY:   Round and oval style frames with sides set at the top of the frame.

AVOID:   Thin, angular and square styles, and those with colour emphasis on the bottom rim.

» See below for examples of celebrities with Square Face Shapes

 Sandra Bullock  Demi Moore  Kim Cattrall


Round Face Shape

A round face is fairly short with a wide forehead, often with full cheeks and a rounded chin.

TRY:   Styles that are wider than they are deep, and square or upswept shapes that draw attention to your upper face. Choose styles with high set sides, and those with colour or decoration on the temples.

AVOID:   Small and round shapes and very large frames which will make your face look rounder.

» See below for examples of celebrities with Round Face Shapes

 Uma Thurman  Vanessa Willams  Cameron Diaz


Oval Face Shape

An oval face is well balanced and softly rounded; the forehead is slightly wider than the jaw, which curves gently, and the cheekbones are high.

TRY:   Modern small, geometric styles.

AVOID:   Styles that are uncomfortable to wear or that you feel do not suit your face.

» See below for examples of celebrities with Oval Face Shapes

 Julia Roberts  Charlize Theron  Beyonce Knowles


Long Face Shape

A long face has high cheekbones and a deep forehead. You can balance the face’s narrowness with the right frame style. A style with all over colour will suit you.

TRY:   Wide frames and those with a strong top line. A larger, square frame can give balance to a long, oval face.

AVOID:   Small, square shapes.



Triangular Face Shape

This type of face shape has a comparatively narrow forehead and eye line, broadening to the jaw line.

TRY:   Bold styles as they will add balance to the face.

AVOID:   Small Narrow frames.



Heart Shaped Face

A heart-Shaped face has a broad forehead, tapering to a small neat chin and mouth. Choose smaller styles without decorative detail on the temples.

TRY:   Slender, rounded or square styles, with lower set sides.

AVOID:   Styles which are wider at the top; these will reflect the face shape rather than balance it.

» See below for examples of celebrities with Heart Shaped Faces

 Jennifer Aniston  Dido  Halle Berry