What glasses suit square faces?

If you have a square face shape, you should choose a design that is opposite to the shape of your face. So, you should be opting for a round or oval shaped pair of glasses.

There are many types of faces, and different styles of glasses suit different shapes of faces. When buying your glasses, it can be difficult to decide if they look good on you, or not. The first thing you need to think about is the shape of your face. The different shape categories include:

  • Square
  • Round
  • Oval
  • Oblong

If you are unsure of the shape category of your face, one thing you can try is to look in the mirror and compare your facial features with those who have similar ones. For example, you could search ‘Celebrities with square face shapes’ and see if you have any similarities. Famous people with square face shapes include David Beckham, Lady Gaga, Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman.

A square face tends to be angular with a strong horizontal jawline and a square chin. It is also common for square-faced people to have broad foreheads. If you think your face is too square and wish to play down your angles, then wearing glasses with colour can help to divert attention away from face shape. What colour glasses you should choose depends on your hair colouring. For example, if you are blonde; green, coral or red are usually best; while, if you are a brunette or have black hair, opt for darker colours.

When you are choosing glasses, you are usually looking to soften and balance the sharp angles. The right frames can make your face appear longer – oval glasses tend to be the best for this. Avoid, if you can, square and geometric frames.

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