Face Shapes

Elegance of Vintage Round Glasses

Vintage round glasses, with their circular frames, encapsulate a rich history steeped in timeless elegance. Originating in the early to mid-20th century, these iconic spectacles emerged as a symbol of intellectualism and fashion-forward flair. The journey of vintage round glasses from functional eyewear to cultural phenomenon reflects their enduring influence on British style. Here at Arlo Wolf we … Read More about Elegance of Vintage Round Glasses

Glasses for round face shapes

Figuring out your face shape can be pretty difficult. Do you have a heart shaped face? An oval shaped one? More importantly when figuring out your face shape, you may wonder which glasses to pick for your face shape. If so, then this guide will help you.  Using our helpful face shape selector, you can not only determine which face shape you have but also which glasses to choose for round face … Read More about Glasses for round face shapes

How to apply makeup if you wear glasses

Are you unsure of how to pair your makeup with glasses? The thickness of your glasses’ frames could detract attention from the makeup look you’re trying to achieve and showcase. Fortunately, there’s a knack to achieving harmony between your chosen eyewear and wearing your favourite makeup. Making sure the colour of your glasses doesn’t clash with your makeup is a great way to start. In this … Read More about How to apply makeup if you wear glasses

How to pick glasses for your face shape

How to choose the right glasses for your face shape Choosing the right glasses for your face shape is important. When buying glasses online, it can sometimes be difficult to know if they will suit you or not. There are so many styles to choose from, so how do you find the right pair of glasses? That’s where we come in! Our face shapes guide will help you choose the right glasses for you, … Read More about How to pick glasses for your face shape

NEW: Face Shape Selector

Eyewear Face Shape Selector Hey there, We just wanted to take a couple of minutes to introduce our new website gismo - the face shape selector. It's now easier than ever to pick frames which suit you. Simply visit our face shapes page and select your face shape. This then brings up every frame on our website which should be a face match for you. As always please feel free to email us … Read More about NEW: Face Shape Selector

Choose the right frames for your face shape:

When it comes to selecting prescription glasses, it’s important to consider your face shape. Different frames can complement your features and enhance your overall appearance. For a full explanation and visual presentation of the various face shapes please visit our face shapes page here.

Round Face:

If you have a round face with soft curves and a width and length that are roughly the same, you’ll want to add some angles to balance it out.

Opt for frames that are angular and wider than your face. Rectangular or square frames can create a flattering contrast to your natural curves.

Oval Face:

Oval faces are considered balanced and versatile, with balanced proportions and gently rounded contours.

You’re in luck! Most frame styles will suit an oval face. Experiment with different shapes and styles to find what you like best.

Square Face:

If your face has strong, angular features, such as a broad forehead and a pronounced jawline, you’ll want to soften those lines with your choice of frames.

Look for rounded or oval frames that can add some curves to your face. Rimless or semi-rimless frames can also work well.

Heart-Shaped Face:

Heart-shaped faces are characterized by a wider forehead and a narrower chin. The goal is to balance the proportions and draw attention away from the forehead.

Choose frames that are wider at the bottom, such as cat-eye or aviator styles. Rimless frames or frames with light colors can also work nicely.

Rectangular Face:

Rectangular faces are longer and narrower, with a more pronounced jawline. The aim is to add width to the face and soften the angles.

Choose frames that have more depth than width, such as round or oval frames. Avoid overly rectangular or square frames, as they can emphasize the length of your face.

Don’t Forget Personal Style

Remember, personal style and comfort are also crucial factors in choosing prescription glasses. Take your time trying on different frames and seek the advice of a knowledgeable optician. Ultimately, the right pair of glasses can enhance your features and boost your confidence.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out and we will gladly guide you.