Choosing the Best Glasses for Oval Faces

Medically reviewed by Wut Win, Dispensing Optician at Feel Good Contacts.

Glasses are an accessory that you wear every single day, so choosing the right model is important. Things to take into consideration include the size, the fit and the shape of the glasses to ensure comfort during wear. You may also want to choose prescription glasses that help to balance out the proportions of your face. Some celebrities who have oval-shaped faces include Rihanna, Robert Pattinson and Beyonce. If you have an oval-shaped face, you might be wondering how to choose the best frame for you, keep reading to learn the best glasses for your face shape.

How do I know what glasses suit my face?

There are a few easy ways to learn about what type of face shape you have. You can read our easy guide on discovering your face shape to see what shape you have. Those with oval-shaped faces have slightly wider cheekbones and a gentle narrowing towards the forehead and jawline. Similar to round faces, there is less structure and more curves to this type of face shape.

If you are unsure about whether you need glasses or not, you can always use our handy do you need glasses tool.

What type of glasses look best on an oval face?

The best glasses for oval faces are cat eye or rectangle-shaped glasses, these broader frames will add more dimension and balance out proportions overall. Those with oval-shaped faces are very lucky, as they will look good in all shapes of sunglasses. This can present a challenge in itself, as you have more options to choose from.

How to find out your face shape

Follow the steps below to measure your face and determine your face shape. As you go through the steps, ensure that the measuring tape is not curved against the head, it should remain flat.

  1. Measure your face from the bottom of your chin to your hairline.
  2. Measure the middle of your forehead to the hairline on each side.
  3. Put the measuring tape on the highest point of your cheekbones and measure the distance between them.
  4. Measure from below your ear to the bottom of your chin and double this measurement.

If your face is longer than it is wide, then you likely have an oval face shape. Read our article on the different types of sunglasses to find out more about the different shapes available. Check out our top picks for oval face-friendly glasses.

Tommy Hilfiger TH1545 003 Matte Black

This stylish and sophisticated accessory is an instant classic. The matte black colourway is neutral enough to look incredible with any outfit. Made from durable stainless steel, this is a practical choice as well as a fashionable one. The rectangle shape will add structure to your oval-shaped face.

Feel Good Collection Archer Matte Grey

The grey coloured frame with blue temple tips create a unique and chic look. Lightweight and durable, this practical accessory was built to last. Style is affordable with our Feel Good Collection. The timeless rectangle shape of these glasses is perfect for oval faces.

Marc Jacobs MARC 560 086 Havana

You can’t go wrong with a classic cat eye frame, and this Marc Jacobs accessory is one of the best. The Havana colourway displays a subtle style statement that is sure to turn heads. There are quite a few modern cat eye shapes around, but the original shape will always be in fashion.

Feel Good Collection Monica Transparent Clear

For a more contemporary take on the cat eye, this transparent frame is a winner. As these glasses don’t have a colourway, these are guaranteed to look good with everything. Perfect for lifting an oval face, these fashionable yet affordable glasses from Feel Good Collection will become your new favourite.

Customise your glasses with lens coatings

If you spend a lot of time outdoors, you should consider adding a sun tint to your glasses to turn them into prescription sunglasses. Or if you’d like the benefit of both glasses and sunglasses in one accessory, you can choose light adaptive lenses to create glasses that remain transparent indoors but tint when exposed to UV light. Add a hydrophobic coating to minimise reflections and repel water. Read our lens coatings guide for more information on how you can customise your oval glasses.

Choose Feel Good Contacts for oval glasses Ireland

If you’re looking for glasses for oval faces in Ireland, look no further than Feel Good Contacts. Our broad selection of glasses are available from many different brands, from affordable luxury to designer frames, there is something for everyone in our collection. Why not try glasses on virtually to see what they’ll look like on you?

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