GLCO Guide to Finding Glasses for Your Face Shape

Choosing Glasses for Round Faces

How to Choose

If you've identified yourself with a round face from our Face Shape guide, you’ll have softer, curved facial features. Celebrities like Niall Horan have a similar face shape, which can include these characteristics: • Rounded chin or curved jawline • Wider forehead • Fuller cheeks • Width and length of face is proportional

To complement your face shape, look for angular frames that provide contrast, whether it's a boxy frame or even a slight cateye. As always fit is important - but for rounder faces especially, it is best to avoid oversized and too-tight frames.

Niall Horan wearing Garrett Leight California Optical Milwood glassesmodel wearing Garrett Leight California Optical Ace sunglasses


SQUARE FRAMES Try on a square shape for angles in even proportions. The Brooks and Kinney are versatile classics that are flattering on round faces and come in an array of acetates. For more coverage, the Calabar and the Ace are statement sunglasses ideal for round face shapes with thicker acetate constructions and embellished plaques. For lightweight metal options, consider our squared metal style, World, or its optical counterpart, Grant M.

RECTANGULAR FRAMES Similar to the square frame, a rectangular frame’s linear lines help to provide angular contrast. Consider the Wavecrest, a wayfarer-inspired statement sunglass with a flatter top and prominent brow and temples. For a more traditional fit, consider Boon, our best-selling optical style with a classic rectangular silhouette in a variety of acetates. For a statement look, try the Navarre.

SLIGHT CATEYE FRAMES A cateye is a universally flattering frame because it lifts up your features. Try a slight unisex cateye like Marian available in both sunglass and optical. Women especially benefit with a number of cateye options including our bestselling GLCO x Clare V. collab frame or the celeb favorite, Del Rey. For an extra dose of retro glam, look to the Mildred sunglasses or the Vista eyeglasses, our statement winged metal style.


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