Buying Eyeglasses

Glasses for diamond-shaped faces

African american male with a diamond shaped face
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People with diamond-shaped faces look fantastic in horn-rimmed glasses, but rectangular and oval frames are very flattering as well. Oval glasses help soften the angular lines of your face, while rectangular glasses contrast nicely with your facial features. 

Whether you’re looking for a sleek, modern style or a vintage-inspired pair, there are hundreds of frames that will complement your diamond-shaped face. Check out some of the possibilities below.  

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What is your face shape?

If your face is wider in the middle than it is at the top and bottom, then you have a diamond face shape. Your angular features work best with softly-curved frames, or with the contrasting lines of rectangular glasses. Don’t be afraid to try more daring styles, like glasses with thick rims at the browline.

How to pick the right glasses for a diamond-shape face

Retro woman in cat-eye glasses

Cat-eye glasses

If you love vintage and are ready for a bold look, then cat-eye glasses  are for you. These frames come to a point at your temples, drawing the focus away from your jawline and balancing your features. 

Woman wearing oval-shaped glasses

Oval glasses

The general rule of thumb when it comes to picking out the right pair of eyeglasses is to find frames that contrast your face shape. For diamond-shaped faces, that would be oval shape frames . Whether you choose a rimless pair or make a statement with thick frames, oval glasses are an easy choice for your face shape.

Man wearing horn-rimmed glasses

Horn-rimmed glasses

Similar to cat-eye frames, horn-rimmed glasses  balance out diamond-shaped faces by drawing attention away from your jawline. While these glasses have traditionally had a more masculine feel, they’re now a stylish choice for both men and women.

Man wearing rectangular shaped eyeglasses

Rectangular glasses

Rectangular eyeglass frames  may seem counterintuitive, but their right angles help offset the lines of your face. A pair with thick rims at the browline will pull the focus to the top of your face while creating a striking, stylish look. 

When shopping for eyeglasses, don't limit yourself. Glasses with thicker rims are perfect for your face shape, but fashionable rimless glasses also frame your face well. We just have one warning: Avoid buying the wrong size eyeglasses. Make sure you select the right size according to your pupillary distance and temple width.

Schedule an eye exam to get your prescription and order the best pair of glasses for you.

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Page updated September 2019

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