Frames for Oval Faces

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Oval. Oval. Oval. Have you ever thought about how weird a word oval is? Finding glasses to fit oval faces isn’t as tricky as you think. Did you think it was tricky? If you did, we’re here to the indecisiveness rescue, proffering you the perfect frames to suit your oval face!
How do I know if I have an oval face?

Oval faces have balanced features. Those with oblong faces tend to have a more pronounced forehead – but frame choices are similar so this blog is for you, too!

Reach for that mirror. Or your profile pic. Check out that noggin. Is it round around the edges, with about a 1.5:1 height to width ratio, measured at the cheekbones? nb: Check out this post on self-analysis using our virtual mirror!

Other clues that you’re an oval-teeny are: your hairline is curved, not straight; your cheekbones are high rather than cherub-like (but do see round faces blog) and your chin is narrower than your forehead but not too pointy – that’ll be heart-shaped!

Lads, it might be harder to tell if you’re oval or square, because that angular jawline may disguise your oval shape. Alternatively you may opt to sculpt your facial hair into an oval shape – ladies need not apply!

Can’t decide? Celebs with oval faces:

  • Eva Mendes
  • Emma Watson
  • Heidi Klum (Victoria’s Secret superm-oval)
  • Neil Patrick Harris (a.k.a Barney Stinson, man of the people)
  • Hugh Laurie
  • Barrack Obama (oops, we didn’t mean to get political!)

Styles and shapes of glasses that suit an oval face

Oval faces are lucky! That sneaky face of yours can try anything.
Remembering your face is narrower than wide, keep to the basic rule of balance – avoid accentuating your narrowness. Likewise, keep things in proportion: if you have a small head, go for small glasses. Big noggin – go chunkier.

Frames that suit oval faces:

  • Square, curvy or vintage style frames all suit; depending on the look you like. Experiment with our try online feature (so much fun!), or order some to try at home .
  • Your high cheekbones will appreciate a bit of lovin’ from a rectangular or butterfly-shaped frame, like our Pienos. Just ensure it’s wide enough, i.e. at least as wide as your face like these wide frames.
  • Tall frames or ‘deep lenses’ on an oval face (unlike round faces) will fill out the space between your eyes and chin. Looking funky uncle chunky in our Pearl Knits! Or try the Wineries.
  • Avoid extremes: frames with too shallow lenses will elongate the lower half of your face! Too heavy and they might overpower you.

Sneaking Duck frames to fit oval faces:

 

 

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