20 Most Flattering Spectacles, According To Your Face Shape

by Sean Tham
LIFESTYLE  |  October 12, 2018
  •  Before you follow the latest spectacle trends, find out what suits your face shape best. Here are 20 glasses that will accentuate different face shapes.
    1 / 21 Before you follow the latest spectacle trends, find out what suits your face shape best. Here are 20 glasses that will accentuate different face shapes.

    Heads-up: Circular-shaped glasses are all the rage now, after South Korean celebrities started donning these once-geeky frames and made them cool again. But before you rush to the nearest optical shop to get onto the trend, here’s a tip: Check your face shape first. With so many styles to choose from, your face shape can make or break the way your new pair of glasses look on you. We offer some tips (and shopping options!) for you to make your best picks.

    (Also read: 6 Best Optical Shops in Singapore With Affordable Frames)

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  • Square face: Round-frame gold-tone optical glasses by Gucci (£320 (S$565))
    2 / 21 Square face: Round-frame gold-tone optical glasses by Gucci (£320 (S$565))

    If you have a square face:

    With such a strong jawline, the aforementioned round-frame glasses are a perfect complement, helping to soften the overall appearance of your face. In fact, anything that is curvy can do the job in balancing out those sharp angles, so you can rock oval glasses or rectangular glasses that sport curved edges.

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    These thin-rimmed round-frame glasses from Gucci lend a relaxed and retro vibe. Build on this casual look by throwing on an off-shoulder sweater paired with high-waisted denim shorts.

    Available via  Net-a-Porter

    Photo: Gucci

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  • Square face: Round-frame tortoiseshell acetate optical glasses by Ray-Ban (£130 (S$230))
    3 / 21 Square face: Round-frame tortoiseshell acetate optical glasses by Ray-Ban (£130 (S$230))

    Dark tortoiseshell frames are timeless — they make you look super preppy and are a great addition to your Fall/Winter outfit. Don a leather jacket over a casual tee with ankle boots to give it extra edge.

    Available via Net-a-Porter

    Photo: Ray-Ban

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  • Square face: Round-frame silver-tone optical glasses by Oliver Peoples (S$885)
    4 / 21 Square face: Round-frame silver-tone optical glasses by Oliver Peoples (S$885)

    Embrace the 1970s vintage vibe with these silver metal frames. But to refresh your look and avoid looking old-fashioned, contrast your glasses with a youthful outfit like a flirty mini dress.

    Available via Farfetch

    Photo: Oliver Peoples

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  • Square face: Round-frame gold and black-tone optical glasses by Linda Farrow (S$1,223)
    5 / 21 Square face: Round-frame gold and black-tone optical glasses by Linda Farrow (S$1,223)

    Black-rimmed glasses are for a serious, business look, so save this one for meetings. This pair will go well with a tailored blazer and denim jeans.

    Available via Farfetch

    Photo: Linda Farrow

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  • Round face: D-frame acetate optical glasses by Céline (S$365)
    6 / 21 Round face: D-frame acetate optical glasses by Céline (S$365)

    If you have a round face:

    Avoid all circular frames at all cost, as they’ll simply make your face appear even rounder. Go for something that elongates your face shape and plays down your full cheeks. Rectangular or square frames will help introduce sharper and more distinct lines, giving dimension and structure to your features.

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    This D-frame pair showcases your browline with retro-inspired wingtips that taper out slightly. A classic style in black, it can be dressed up or down any day of the week.

    Available via Mytheresa

    Photo: Céline

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  • Round face: D-frame acetate and gold-tone optical glasses by Stella McCartney (£215 (S$379))
    7 / 21 Round face: D-frame acetate and gold-tone optical glasses by Stella McCartney (£215 (S$379))

    This oversized pair will make you the epitome of geek chic. Because they are so eye-catching, keep your outfit casual to make them shine. Go for a loose tee, minimal accessories and a messy updo.

    Available via Net-a-Porter

    Photo: Stella McCartney

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  • Round face: Rectangular-frame blue acetate optical glasses by Kyme (S$295_
    8 / 21 Round face: Rectangular-frame blue acetate optical glasses by Kyme (S$295_

    Go bold with this pair that sports an unconventional colour. But to avoid any wardrobe clashes, stick to shades of light or navy blue for your outfit, or complement it with something in orange.

    Available via Farfetch

    Photo: Kyme

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  • Round face: Rectangular-frame metal optical glasses by Victoria Beckham (US$385 (S$528))
    9 / 21 Round face: Rectangular-frame metal optical glasses by Victoria Beckham (US$385 (S$528))

    These old-school navigator glasses add a powerful punch to your everyday look because of its strong structured silhouette. Give some contrast to your look by wearing it with a flowy maxi dress.

    Available via Ssense

    Photo: Victoria Beckham

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  • Oval face: Square-frame gold and titanium optical glasses by Barton Perreira (S$799)
    10 / 21 Oval face: Square-frame gold and titanium optical glasses by Barton Perreira (S$799)

    If you have an oval face:

    Congratulations! The oval face is widely considered to be the most ideal when it comes to glasses because of its balanced proportions. You can rock almost any type of glasses, but we suggest going for oblong eye-wear. The geometric shape will highlight your best features. Steer clear of narrow frames which will add length to your face shape.

    (Also read: These 15 Stylish Sunglasses Will Let You Rock Any Outfit)

    We’re loving this elegant design that incorporates antique gold temples with clear beige temple tips. Wear a red pant-suit to make these babies pop.

    Available via Barneys New York

    Photo: Barton Perreira

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  • Oval face: Square-frame black acetate optical glasses by Saint Laurent (£205 (S$362))
    11 / 21 Oval face: Square-frame black acetate optical glasses by Saint Laurent (£205 (S$362))

    You can’t go wrong with an all-black pair of glasses. Try it with a military jacket, a black leather mini skirt and a pair of sneakers for the weekend.

    Available via Net-a-Porter

    Photo: Saint Laurent

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  • Square-frame acetate and gold-tone optical glasses by Chloé (£200 (S$353))
    12 / 21 Square-frame acetate and gold-tone optical glasses by Chloé (£200 (S$353))

    Don’t say no to coloured frames: If Cate Blanchett can pull off pink aviators effortlessly, so can you! Like Blanchett, go with a floral dress for a playful look, or cast the spotlight on your spectacles by wearing an all black ensemble.

    Available via Net-a-Porter

    Photo: Chloé

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  • Square-frame gold-tone optical glasses by Christian Dior (S$469)
    13 / 21 Square-frame gold-tone optical glasses by Christian Dior (S$469)

    Slim and delicate, this pair makes you look like a stylish academic without coming across as too square. You know what we mean.

    Available via Mytheresa

    Photo: Christian Dior

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  • Heart-shaped face: Round-frame metal and faux pearl optical glasses by Gucci (US$427 (S$585))
    14 / 21 Heart-shaped face: Round-frame metal and faux pearl optical glasses by Gucci (US$427 (S$585))

    If you have a heart-shaped face:

    With a wider forehead, high cheekbones and a tapered narrow chin, bottom-heavy frames are the way to go as they help to add width to your chin and balance it out. You can also go for spectacles with smoother edges (like oval-shaped frames) to counter your sharp angles. Consider cat-eye shapes — they help to sweep up your face and draw attention to your eyes — or the aviators, which mimic the tapering of your features.

    (Also read: Which Lenses Are Right For Your Eye Glasses?)

    Definitely a statement piece, this over-sized ’80’s-inspired pair will go well with a printed vintage blouse and retro earrings.

    Available via Matchesfashion

    Photo: Gucci

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  • Heart-shaped face: Acetate cat-eye tortoiseshell optical glasses by Prada (US$263 (S$361))
    15 / 21 Heart-shaped face: Acetate cat-eye tortoiseshell optical glasses by Prada (US$263 (S$361))

    Go cheeky with this pair of cat-eye glasses, which add a glamorous vintage-touch to your overall look.

    Available via Matchesfashion

    Photo: Prada

     

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  • Heart-shaped face: Aviator-style silver-tone optical glasses by Saint Laurent (£235 (S$415))
    16 / 21 Heart-shaped face: Aviator-style silver-tone optical glasses by Saint Laurent (£235 (S$415))

    This pair will make you look like Tom Cruise, circa 1986’s Top Gun. Complete the look with a green bomber jacket and tailored khaki pants.

    Available via Net-a-Porter

    Photo: Saint Laurent

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  • Heart-shaped face: Aviator-style leather-trimmed gold-tone optical glasses by Calvin Klein 205W39NYC (£305 (S$538))
    17 / 21 Heart-shaped face: Aviator-style leather-trimmed gold-tone optical glasses by Calvin Klein 205W39NYC (£305 (S$538))

    Gold rims with pastel-pink leather arms? We’re sold! It’s a feminine piece that’s good for any occasion.

    Available via Net-a-Porter

    Photo: Calvin Klein

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  • Diamond-shaped face: Octagon-frame gold-tone optical glasses by Chloé (£240 (S$424))
    18 / 21 Diamond-shaped face: Octagon-frame gold-tone optical glasses by Chloé (£240 (S$424))

    If you have a diamond-shaped face:

    Diamond-shaped faces are pretty rare, with a narrow forehead and narrow chin. Get glasses with soft and round curves (such as rimless ones) to soften your sharp angles. The cat-eye is your safest bet as its up-swept style will emphasize your cheekbones, or go for top-heavy eye-wear like horn rimmed glasses that add width to the brow and balances your features out.

    (Also read: 10 Stylish Sunglasses To Protect Your Eyes)

    Octagonal and hexagonal shaped frames are the trend these days. Let this funky pair speak for themselves by wearing just a simple white t-shirt and jeans combo.

    Available via  Net-a-Porter

    Photo: Chloé

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  • Diamond-shaped face: Rimless acetate optical glasses by Valentino (US$276 (S$379))
    19 / 21 Diamond-shaped face: Rimless acetate optical glasses by Valentino (US$276 (S$379))

    If you’re going for a more matured and intellectual look, this is the pair for you. Valentino gave this classic style a modern look with the addition of gold-tone acetate accents.

    Available via Matchesfashion

    Photo: Valentino

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  • Diamond-shaped face: Cat-eye gold-tone optical glasses by Prism (S$317)
    20 / 21 Diamond-shaped face: Cat-eye gold-tone optical glasses by Prism (S$317)

    Playful and sassy, this is a simple piece that will add style to your spectacles collection.

    Available via Farfetch

    Photo: Prism

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  • Diamond-shaped face: Oval-frame gold-tone optical glasses by Ray-Ban (S$218)
    21 / 21 Diamond-shaped face: Oval-frame gold-tone optical glasses by Ray-Ban (S$218)

    For simple, understated elegance, go for this pair. It’s the perfect piece for a casual weekend brunch with your girlfriends.

    Available via Farfetch

    Photo: Ray-Ban

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