Lucky you! If you have an oval face, you’re one of the fortunate few who can get away with almost any frame shape in existence, and your almost perfect symmetries mean most frames will enhance your facial features beautifully. That’s because the balanced proportions of your face, high cheekbones, and a chin that’s most likely narrower than your forehead are a perfect palette for spectacles in most styles and designs.
Make the most out of your versatile face shape to vary your eyewear collection with a large variety of styles and looks for every season and occasion, casual to formal—who says wearing glasses can’t be fashionable? Vintage, quirky, geeky, serious, playful, or purely functional—you decide!
Square, rectangular and angular-shaped glasses will accentuate your features best, and add very interesting dimensions to the soft curves that make up your face. Play with colors, prints, and fancy temple decorations, whether a designer label or three-dimensional details. Aviator eyewear can help shorten and soften the long ends of your face by adding width and dimension—nowhere is this more apparent than Sarah Jessica Parker’s signature dazzling gold Mykita Franz from the Sex and the City movie. And what great timing that Ray-Ban Wayfarers are super-hot right now—the soft touch to its silhouette takes the edge off a boxy style. Here’s how Maroon 5’s Adam Levine rocks this classic.
Unless you are going for an attention-grabbing look or want to bend the fashion rules by making an off-the-cuff, individual statement (and you should!), stay away from oversized frames, which can be overwhelming, and wash out the naturally balanced symmetries of your face.
A good rule of thumb is to choose frames that aren’t wider than your face. Also, be careful that the arms don’t sit too low on your face if you are going for a square frame as this could lengthen your countenance—and you don’t want to mar your well-rounded dimensions.
Glasses for Oval Faces
Square, rectangular and angular-shaped glasses will accentuate your features best, and add very interesting dimensions to your soft facial curves. Decorations and catchy features on the temples make a great fashion statement, inspiring others to take a second look at you when they catch a flash of something interesting all round your face and not just the front of it.
Framing Your Face: Eyeglass Styles for Oval Shapes
Unless you are going for an attention-grabbing look or want to bend the fashion rules by making a quirky, individual statement (and you should!), stay away from oversized frames, which can be overwhelming, and wash out the naturally balanced symmetries of your face. A good rule of thumb is to choose frames that aren’t wider than your face. However, don’t let these constraints hold you back from truly flaunting your personal style&mdashoften, the starkest contrasts will show off your personality best, and if you’re looking to make a loud statement with eyewear, you most definitely want to go for style, no matter if they suit your face shape.
Get creative with this tribute to Gregory Peck’s classic Atticus Finch glasses in “To Kill a Mockingbird” and flaunt that oval shape face! With an eye-popping array of eyewear everywhere you go, there’s no end to how you can dress up the face&mdashwhich means you can dress down everywhere else.