Buying Eyeglasses

Glasses for square faces

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It's hip to be square. And it shows in the wide range of eyeglasses available that complement a square-shaped face. Round and oval glasses are the best choice for people with square faces. These frames will soften and balance your strong jawline and add contrast to your face shape. 

Whether you choose round frames for a polished look or go vintage with a pair of browline glasses, your features work best with dark colors and bold styles. But avoid square or rectangular glasses, as they will emphasize the angles of your face. Adding even more angles to your strong and proportioned face can make your face look too wide and rigid.

LOOKING FOR EYEGLASSES FOR YOUR SQUARE FACE? Find an eyewear store near you.

What is my face shape?

A square face shape has a strong, horizontal jawline, a broad forehead and balanced cheekbones. If this description fits your face, then you are in luck. There are many different eyeglasses styles that will highlight your strong features.

How to pick the right glasses frame for your face

Man with square face shape wearing round glasses

Round glasses

Round frames  are a sophisticated, polished look that works well with a square face shape. Try jet black for a modern aesthetic. Or, opt for tortoiseshell frames if you are looking for something more classic. No matter what color you go for, this style works beautifully with a square face shape. 

Mature man wearing browline glasses

Browline glasses

Channel your inner “Madmen” with a pair of vintage browline glasses . These frames are thicker at the top, mimicking the way the eyebrows frame the face. Their unique design is one of the most flattering choices for square faces.

Man wearing oval shaped glasses

Oval glasses in a bright color

The best glasses for square faces will soften your strong angles, and oval frames  succeed at  balancing your face and minimizing your strong features. Look for a pair with some color to make a bold statement.

If you have a square face, you can afford to be adventurous with your eyewear choices. However, there are still some things to keep in mind before you make your selection. It's best to avoid rectangular or square frames in light colors. Remember to choose frames that balance and contrast your strong features. 

Keep these tips in mind, and you'll have no trouble finding your perfect pair.

Schedule an eye exam to get your prescription and order the best pair of frames for your square-shaped face.

NEED AN EYE EXAM? Find an eye doctor near you and make an appointment.

Page updated September 2019

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