How to Pick Glasses for Your Face Shape

Today’s post is brought to you by Sullivan Optometry in Surrey BC. More about them at the bottom of the post!

We are a glasses wearing family; Mr. T has worn glasses since he was a baby, Armaan got his first pair at 4, and I recently started wearing reading glasses. The only one that is saved from the curse of four-eyes is the princess, Zara. She had an optometry visit a few weeks ago with Dr. Mark at Sullivan Optometry and got the green light for perfect vision. I think she was secretly disappointed that she didn’t need glasses though – the girl really likes to play dress up!

Of course, if she had needed glasses there would have been no problem choosing a pair because Sullivan Optometry has such a great selection. Personally, I’m in love with these ones by Juicy Couture and was totally heartbroken to find out they are juniors. You know I love my hearts.


When I chose my glasses I knew I wanted something sort of geek-chick, cool librarian look (you can totally picture that right?) That worked out fine for me because I have an oval face shape and can wear a lot of different styles of frames, but I thought it would be fun to share some tips on how to pick glasses for your face shape. 

square-face-collage{All images in today’s post are via Getty Images & Glasses are from Bon Look}

If you have a square or rectangular face, you most likely have a strong angular jawline and high cheekbones. It’s best to pair them with soft curves. You could go with round glasses, but I really like an aviator shape on a lady with a square face. Whatever you do, don’t go with square or rectangle frames. 



If you have a circular face do not choose round frames. You’ll want to choose something a little angular and if possible, sweeping upwards at the corner, or with a detailed corner. I like this particular pair because the lighter colour on the bottom of the frame will help soften the look of a round face.

oval-face-collageUs oval faced girls are pretty lucky when it comes to glasses because pretty much any shape of frame will work on an oval face. I really like a classic frame though!

heart-face-collageI absolutely love heart shaped faces and secretly wish I had one because they are perfect for a strong cat eyed frame. If you don’t go for a complete cat eye be sure to pick something that lifts upwards a little at the corner.

Hope this little primer helps you pick the perfect glasses for your face. If you live in the Surrey/Fraser Valley area I highly recommend a visit out to Sullivan Optometry (especially for the kids) – they offer amazing service, a great selection of frames, and replace kids glasses if they break them within a year. You can’t beat that!

Today’s post is sponsored by Sullivan Optometry, but as always the views are 100% my own. I only share services and products that I have tested and love with my readers, and I totally used my child as a guinea pig before writing this post 🙂 They are a great little family run business, so do check them out!



  1. March 8, 2014 / 5:39 pm

    Hello! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick
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    Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same topics?
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  2. October 6, 2017 / 5:28 am

    Thanks for sharing this guide! It was really helpful for my wife. She is getting new glasses soon but can’t decide what she wants to do. I like that you recommend getting glasses with sweeping upwards corners for angular faces. This sounds like a perfect match for her.

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