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Best glasses for a round face

Written by Lentiamo on 16 Aug 2023

When it comes to finding the best glasses for round faces, many people think there are only one or two styles that work well. On the contrary, a multitude of glasses look great on round faces. It's all about personal preference and what makes you feel good. You can narrow down your choices by considering various factors to highlight or downplay your unique features.

In this article, we’ll explain how to identify a round face shape, recommend some glasses that commonly work for round faces, and explain why each frame looks good.

How to tell if you have a round face

outline around a round face on neutral background

Generally, round faces have fuller cheeks and soft features. Take note of these characteristics to determine if you have a round face:

  • Proportions: Measure the width and length of your face. A key indicator of a round face is when the width is approximately equal to the length.
  • Cheekbones and jawline: Round faces typically have softly curving cheekbones and fuller cheeks. The jawline is less defined and tends to be more rounded than angular.
  • Forehead and chin: Round faces often feature a slightly wider forehead, and the chin is generally rounded rather than pointed or square.

Celebrities with round faces

collage of selena gomez, kirsten dunst, and jonah hill

Pictured from left to right: Selena Gomez1, Kirsten Dunst2, Jonah Hill3

What glasses are the best for a round face shape?

If you have a round face shape, you may want to consider prescription glasses that contrast your soft features. Angular styles with bold lines, like rectangular and square frames, work particularly well. Oversized frames or bold colours can provide a flattering effect. Here are some recommended glasses styles for round faces:

Wayfarer glasses

The straight lines of rectangle glasses work well with round faces. The angular lines create contrast by adding a defining line through the centre of the face. Consider classic Wayfarer-style glasses that typically have diagonal lines that help break up fuller cheeks.

Ray-Ban Wayfarer Ease 0RX4340V 8225 50

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Colourful glasses

If you prefer to contrast your features, bold and colourful glasses are a great choice. Bright colours and vibrant patterns draw attention away from the contours of the face and place focus on the glasses. Try colourful frames that pop against your round shape!

Prada 0PR 11RV ROJ1O1 52

Oversized glasses

Oversized glasses frames are a great choice for round faces. While slimmer face shapes often can't accommodate larger frames, round faces look fantastic in various oversized styles no matter the frame shape or style. Opt for styles that reach the widest part of your face to achieve a slimming, flattering look. 

Try oversized versions of styles that generally aren't as popular for round faces such as oversized round glasses. 

Max Mara MM 5001-H 036 14 57

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Cat eye glasses 

Cat eye glasses look particularly flattering on round faces due to their angular and upswept design. With many cat-eye styles, the lower portion of the glasses mimics the rounded lines of the jaw and cheeks, and the corners draw the eye upward to visually lift the face and cheekbones.


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What glasses to avoid for round faces

While no glasses are off limits for round faces, certain glasses frames aren't well-loved by those with this face shape.

Small glasses frames can look out of place on a round face. If your goal is to downplay the fullness of your face, small frames can make cheeks look fuller and wider.  

Round faces in the right glasses 

It's important to remember that everyone's face is unique, even circular shapes! Trust your instincts when selecting frames for vision correction. Trying on different styles will help you find dioptric glasses that make you feel confident and comfortable. So whether you want to highlight or soften your features, you're sure to find the right prescription glasses.

If you need additional guidance, explore our glasses guide, which offers inspiration on lens materials, suitable shades for your skin tone, and other useful tips.

Closing thoughts from Lentiamo

While these recommendations are general guidelines, they can serve as a starting point for your frame selection for round faces.

Ultimately, the best glasses for round faces are the ones that make you feel good and suit your personal style. So go ahead, try out different shapes, and embrace the perfect pair that enhances your natural beauty. Happy glasses hunting!

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Not sure you have a round face? Have a look at the best glasses for square faces or the best glasses for oval faces.

Image sources

1. InStyle
2. Rare Gallery
3. Deník N 

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