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Glasses for round faces

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The secret to finding the perfect pair of glasses for a round face shape is to create contrast between your frames and your face. You should look for square or rectangular frames to balance your features. Experiment with some of the latest trends, such as a pair of wooden or transparent frames. Or, try a pair of classic Wayfarers. Take a peek below at the many flattering options for round faces.

What is your face shape?

A round face has fuller cheeks, which can often give a more youthful appearance. The chin is rounder and the forehead widens at the top. In some cases, the jawline is softer than other face shapes. If this sounds like you, there are hundreds of glasses styles that will offset your features perfectly.

How to pick the right glasses frame for your face

Transparent frames

Whether they're clear or have a very faint tint, transparent frames are almost invisible from a distance, making it easy to clearly see the soft features of a round face. 

Full-rim glasses

Round faces look best against strong, angular lines. Full-rimmed glasses have thicker frames that fully enclose the lenses and help balance your features. They also come in a multitude of styles, including iconic Wayfarers, cat-eyes and rectangular frames. 

Wooden frames

Wooden eyeglasses are one of the latest trends to pair perfectly with round face shapes. The natural materials used in these frames give this style an elegant feel.

Wayfarer glasses

Iconic Wayfarer-style glasses are a classic choice for people with round faces. These frames will bring a touch of timeless glamour to your look. Plus, their distinctive angles add contrast to your features.

Glasses for round faces come in all sorts of shapes, styles and colours. Try adding a pop of colour to a frame that catches your eye, or go with a softer neutral shade. Just be sure you select the right size frames

If you have a round face, it's important that your frames aren't too small because they won't provide enough contrast to your facial features. They may even be uncomfortable to wear. Taking advice from your eyecare professional regarding temple width and pupillary distance can help you get the perfect fit.

And before you order, make sure to get your eyes checked by your eye care professional to ensure your glasses prescription is current and correct.

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