Knowing which glasses you should choose to complement your eye color can be challenging. At FramesDirect.com, we have a do-what-feels-right philosophy when it comes to fashion. People with olive skin can’t wear yellow? People with red hair can’t wear red? Who says? We believe you should wear the frames that make you feel great.
Finding the perfect pair of glasses is challenging when you have so many different styles from which to choose. Should you pick a round pair, an oversized pair, glasses with a funky pattern, or some good old classic frames? These are just some of the styles that are out there!
One way to narrow down your options is to discover what flatters your face shape.
If you need a new pair of glasses, this guide can steer you in the right direction. We’ll let you know what looks best when it comes to eyeglasses for men with heart-shaped faces — and we’ll share a few of the most flattering frames for women with heart-shaped faces.
A heart-shaped face features a wider forehead and cheeks. The broad top portion of the face gradually narrows toward the jawline. Specific characteristics include:
Fuller cheeks can cause the heart shape to look rounder, and more angular features make the heart appear as an inverted triangle.
Which glasses look best on a heart-shaped face? There are lots to choose from, including rectangular glasses, rimless glasses and more. Many styles are unisex or gender-neutral, meaning they’re suitable for both women and men with heart-shaped faces.
Check out these picks that should fit and flatter your face in all the right places.
Oval glasses are a bit narrower than round glasses, so the shape won’t overwhelm or draw attention to already-round cheekbones. Instead, they provide a great balance of the soft features and the angles for your face shape.
Our favorite oval glasses for heart-shaped faces:
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The rectangular shape is a wonderful option because rectangular frames provide balance for your face’s curves and angles. The wide top sits evenly with a broad forehead and creates a nice buffer between the widest and most narrow points of your face.
Our favorite rectangular glasses for heart-shaped faces:
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The best square frames can be a little tougher to find. Straight lines might bring out the features you’d rather minimize, and a large square shape can be uncomplimentary of your face’s proportions.
Square glasses that have a wider top and a smaller bottom tend to be more flattering for your face shape. Rounded square shapes are also ideal to balance a pointed chin.
Our favorite square glasses for heart-shaped faces:
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Cat-eye frames and heart-shaped faces feature similar traits: a wider top and a narrower bottom. That said, cat-eye glasses highlight your face’s proportions (in a good way). They don’t add any unwanted emphasis to your cheekbones, and the pointed corners work well with every line and curve of your face.
Our favorite cat-eye glasses for heart-shaped faces:
Cat-eyes are often regarded as feminine, so you’ll likely come across styles designed for female glasses wearers in your search for frames. But male glasses wearers can certainly flaunt them, too.
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Your face shape can have multiple characteristics, and it can be difficult to find balance among them as you’re shopping for your next pair of glasses. But a rimless pair can make the process easier because of the simplicity it provides.
More pronounced cheekbones won’t have to compete with a thick, colorful, or patterned frame.
Our favorite rimless glasses for heart-shaped faces:
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Both rimless and semi-rimless glasses won’t overshadow your unique features. The big difference is that semi-rimless frames give you the opportunity to add a little more character to the top (or bottom) half of your glasses.
Our favorite semi-rimless glasses for heart-shaped faces:
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Many eyeglass styles are perfect for those with heart-shaped faces — but some are not as flattering as others. The following shapes are best to avoid when you’re looking for that perfect fit:
A face with both distinctive curves and notable angles is best suited with glasses that evenly weigh these competing characteristics. Of course, if the look you desire requires a slim or large frame, don’t be afraid to mix things up! We’ll be here when you’re ready to start shopping.
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