Glasses for heart-shaped faces
Finding the right pair of eyeglasses for your heart-shaped face may feel daunting. But with a few simple guidelines, you can find the perfect pair in a heartbeat. The best frames for heart-shaped faces are rectangular, oval or Wayfarer.
Glasses in light colors with minimal frames will set off your features beautifully. Whether you’re looking for a vintage look or something polished and sophisticated, there are hundreds of styles and colors to choose from.
What is your face shape?
A heart-shaped face is widest at the forehead and tapers down to a narrow chin. This face shape tends to have high cheekbones with a mixture of curved and angled features. Some heart-shaped faces are rounder, while others are more linear like an upside down triangle.
Whether you're one or the other (or a little bit of both), it’s not difficult to find the right eyeglasses for your face shape.
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How to pick the right glasses for a heart-shape face
Oval glasses are ideal for heart-shaped faces as they help soften and balance out any angles. They don’t overemphasize your cheekbones like round eyeglasses. Try tortoiseshell frames for a classic and understated option or add a pop of bright color.
Wayfarers work well for a heart-shaped face because their tapered lenses draw attention away from your cheeks and give your face a balanced look. Plus, there’s a reason they’ve been one of the most popular glasses styles for the last century. Their iconic shape adds a touch of old Hollywood to your look.
Rimless and semi-rimless eyeglasses are minimalist frames that draw attention away from your stronger facial features and keep your look light. To add more personality, you can add color to the top rim. Try a soft gold or gray-blue for a sophisticated look.
Rectangular glasses balance out the curves of your heart-shaped face. A pair of thin metal frames in a light color will keep your features from looking too top-heavy. There are hundreds of styles of rectangular glasses to choose from.
So, what's it going to be? Are you after some stylish new rimless glasses? Or, maybe you're looking for something a little more geek chic, like a pair of Wayfarers. Before you buy, make sure your glasses have the right fit. Select the right size according to your pupillary distance and temple width.
See an eye doctor to get your prescription and order the best pair of frames for you.
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Page published in September 2019
Page updated in January 2021