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The Best Glasses and Sunglasses for Oval Faces

CEO Tinh Phung
If you have an oval face, congratulations! You hit the jackpot when it comes to having glasses options. Your balanced features make a perfect canvas for virtually any frame shape. But with so many choices,...

If you have an oval face, congratulations! You hit the jackpot when it comes to having glasses options. Your balanced features make a perfect canvas for virtually any frame shape. But with so many choices, where do you even begin?

In this guide, we will help you understand how different frame shapes complement your oval face and open your eyes to styles you might not have otherwise considered. Let's dive in!

How to Determine If You Have an Oval Face Shape

Oval faces are very common and can be found on celebrities like Olivia Munn, Jessica Alba, Blake Lively, and Kelly Rowland. Here are some characteristics that indicate you likely have an oval face:

  • Your face is about twice as long as it is wide.
  • Your face narrows slightly at the forehead and chin.
  • Your forehead is about the same width (or slightly wider) than your jawline.
  • You have a rounded or squared jawline.
  • You have a rounded chin.
  • Your cheekbones are the widest part of your face.
  • Your face resembles an upside-down egg (don’t worry, this is a good thing!).

Of course, these characteristics are just generalizations. You don't need to meet all of the above criteria to deem your face oval-shaped. Use your best judgment, but don't stress too much about it.

Best Glasses Shapes for Oval Faces

As an oval-faced individual, you have the freedom to pull off pretty much any frame style that catches your eye. However, having so many options can make choosing a pair (or pairs) of glasses a challenge. Don't worry, we're here to help!

Rectangular Glasses

The combination of rectangular glasses and an oval face is a great example of "opposites attract." This frame shape showcases sharp angles, straight lines, and lenses that are wider than they are long—the complete opposite of your facial features. Embrace this contrast for a powerful, refined look that exudes confidence.

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Square Glasses

Similar to rectangular frames, square glasses work well with oval faces due to their clean, balanced angles. Square frames add even more contrast, dimension, and structure than rectangular frames, thanks to their boxy shape. Try this style for a chic, sophisticated look that's extremely versatile.

Round Glasses

Think oval faces can't pull off round frames? Think again! While the two shapes are similar, they're different enough to create the perfect touch of contrast—all while giving you a stylish, retro look! Experiment with thick and thin round frames to find the style that suits you best.

Cat Eye Glasses

Looking for a trendy, timeless frame shape that complements your oval face? Consider cat eye glasses. Featuring upswept corners and gently rounded lenses, this style draws attention to the best features of an oval face—cheekbones, we're looking at you! Cat eye glasses add a nice touch of dimension to the soft curves of oval faces.

Aviator Glasses

The aviator style isn't just for sunglasses anymore. This uber-trendy frame shape has crossed over to eyeglasses and makes a great choice for those with oval faces. Characterized by teardrop-shaped lenses, a flat browline, and a double bridge, aviators make a statement without overpowering your soft facial features.

Crystal Glasses

Crystal doesn't refer to the shape of the glasses but rather clear, see-through frames. This style is being embraced by many for the way it makes eye colors pop and goes with basically any outfit. Crystal glasses keep your oval face front and center, letting your features shine through while adding some subtle (yet somehow also bold) flair to your look.

Styles That Might Not Jive as Well with Oval Faces

While you're ultimately the boss of your style, there are a couple of frame types that might not mesh with your oval face shape as well as the above options.

  • Oversized frames: In some cases, oversized frames can drown out your facial features or cause them to look a bit too unbalanced. However, if you see a pair of oversized glasses that you like, try them out! You might be pleasantly surprised.
  • Frames that are much wider than your face: If your glasses extend far beyond the sides of your face, it can throw off your balanced proportions. The same is true for glasses that are far less wide than your face.

Which Frames Are Right for You?

From rectangular to cat eye frames, you have virtually unlimited glasses options thanks to your oval face shape. While this can be overwhelming, it's also a really fun "problem" to have! Choose glasses for your oval face that you love, and they'll surely love you back!

Ready to find your fit? Explore Privé Revaux's wide selection of high-quality, affordable sunglasses and glasses for oval face shapes and see which ones are calling your name. Trust your instincts, and when you find the perfect pair, you'll know it!