Here at Arlo Wolf, we understand just how important your face shape is when choosing glasses to complement your style. If you’re struggling to choose between a few different pairs of glasses, or are simply unsure if your chosen frames will suit you, then you’ve come to the right place.
What face shape do I have?
Your face shape is as unique as you are, so whether you think you have a round face shape or a rectangular face shape, get in front of a mirror and take a good look at the lines, angles and shapes that make up your own face shape.
Our face shapes guide for eyewear
Our face shapes guide has been developed to help our customers who are buying glasses online to select the right glasses or sunglasses, based on their own unique face shape and gives frame suggestions based on this.
Choosing the right glasses or sunglasses can be tricky even when you’re sure of your face shape, which is why we offer you the option to Try Before You Buy on all Arlo Wolf glasses and sunglasses.
Glasses for Square Face Shapes
If you’re looking for glasses for square faces, then you’re in the right place.
A square face shape has angular lines and a strong jawline. The forehead is generally quite broad, so you’ll want to pick frames that will soften and balance those angles.
Both men and women with a square face shape tend to suit curved, oval or round glasses. The soft edged design of frames in these categories will help to soften square features and give the illusion of length to a square shaped face. Round glasses are a great place to start!
Browse our range of round glasses for square face shapes here.
When shopping for frames online, notice where the bridge of the glasses sits on the nose. Square face shapes tend to suit styles that sit towards the top of the nose which help to elongate the face.
Try to stick to neutral frame colours such as black, brown or tortoise and avoid anything super geometric or angular in shape or style.
Sunglasses for square face shapesSimilar rules apply when choosing the right sunglasses for a square face shape. Aviator style sunglasses are a great choice so take a look at the Icons Cruz frames from our prescription sunglasses collection.
Glasses for Round Face Shapes
Here’s a rundown of the best style and shapes of glasses to pair with a round face shape.
When someone has what’s considered to be a round face shape, the height and width of the face are almost equal, and their cheekbones and jawline aren’t very prominent or defined.
There’s plenty of choice when it comes to choosing the best frames for a round face shape, but there are certain shapes, styles and colours that we would recommend avoiding.
The best glasses for round face shapesGlasses with a very angular design work well with round face shapes, as they help to add some definition to your look. Look at rectangular frames or upswept glasses, which have a thicker frame in the top two corners.
Small and round frames should be at the bottom of your list - these frames are less likely to complement your round face shape than any others.
Try to purchase glasses with nose pads where possible, and don’t be afraid to go for frames with bold patterns or colours! They will help to create some definition and promote your facial features.
Sunglasses for round face shapesVisit our men’s sunglasses page or women’s sunglasses page, then click on the ‘round’ category under the face shapes filter on the left.
From there, you’ll be greeted by a lovely variety of prescription sunglasses for round face shapes, all of which will complement your face shape, as well as providing additional style and sophistication to your outfit when you’re out and about.
Glasses for Rectangular Face Shapes
Rectangular faces typically feature a deep forehead, a strong jawline and an elongated nose. Here are some words of wisdom to help you find the best glasses for a rectangular face shape.
The best glasses for rectangular facesStrong, defined angles are what you should be looking for from your frames! Look at glasses with strong square shapes as opposed to softer round glasses that could contrast with your features.
Avoid rimless glasses and instead, stick to sturdy standout frames in a solid colour. If you’re looking for something a little more unique, opt for a tortoise detailed design with bright yellow notes. Our Carter frames in Tortoise will offer some inspiration.
Here at Arlo Wolf, we have a variety of men’s and women’s glasses for rectangular faces, some of which are unisex, too! Click on the buttons below for a tailored selection of frames that are well suited to men and women with a rectangular face shape.
Sunglasses for rectangular face shapesFind the perfect prescription sunglasses for a rectangular face shape here at Arlo Wolf. Using our tips and tricks above, you’ll be able to pick and choose which of our sunglasses are most suitable for your face shape. See the Shelby range of sunglasses, for example - the strong square shape of these frames pair perfectly with a rectangular face shape.
Glasses for Oval Face Shapes
Find everything you need to know about glasses for oval face shapes here!
Off all the different face types, oval is one of the most popular and also one of the easiest to match glasses frames with. Oval faces tend to have nicely balanced features, with high cheekbones and a narrow chin which matches nicely with almost any frame, so long as they are suitably sized.
Suitable glasses for oval face shapesOvals can have their pick of the bunch from glasses shapes, colours and style.
With an oval face, you probably have a nice even balance between forehead, cheeks and chin, meaning you’re one of the lucky ones who can choose glasses more freely than most.
Unlike stronger shapes like square or heart-shaped, ovals are free agents when it comes to finding matches, meaning that most of the choosing process is about personal preference, rather than avoiding frames which don’t complement natural features.
However, to really perfect your glasses pairing, our top tip would be to stay away from frames that are too small or too large. You don’t to underwhelm or overshadow an oval shaped face with poorly suited frames.
Sunglasses for oval face shapesEnjoy a wide and varied choice of prescription sunglasses when you have an oval face, thanks to the vast amount of shapes, colours and styles that suit you!
Simply visit our women’s prescription sunglasses page or men’s prescription sunglasses page and peruse the different frames on offer! Alternatively, filter the selection by ‘face shape’ from the choices on the left, to trim down the variety on offer.
If you have well-defined cheekbones, a dainty chin and a broader forehead, your face is best described as heart shaped.
Fortunately for you, there are many suitable styles of glasses for heart shaped faces, but there are also a few frames you should try to avoid.
The most suitable glasses shape for heart shaped facesSteer clear of frames that are more bottom-heavy, as they will draw attention away from your lovely cheekbones and chin. Instead, opt for glasses that maintain the same shape throughout.
Oversized frames or glasses with a powerful design are best avoided, as they will dramatically contrast your subtle features. Smooth and soft edged frames are the perfect go to for anyone with a heart shaped face.
We would recommend round or square glasses to compliment your face shape. Here at Arlo Wolf, we have a vast range of glasses that are perfect for men and women with heart shaped faces.
Sunglasses for heart shaped facesSimilarly to your everyday optical frames, anyone with a heart shaped face will benefit from the wide variety of sunglasses on offer that will suit their face shape perfectly.
Keep to the same dos and don’ts that you would with your optical frames and you’ll still have a wide range of sunglasses to choose from in the Arlo Wolf selection. Take a look at the Hawke range from our prescription sunglasses collection, which have the ideal shape to pair with heart shaped faces.