It’s no longer a secret that the key to looking good in your glasses is finding a pair that perfectly matches your face shape. Finding the right glasses for your face shape though can still be a bit of challenging exercise. Don't worry -- we've got your back! With Valentine's Day coming up, we thought it would be a great time to give our heart-shaped faces some love, and hopefully help set you up (*wink wink*) with a perfect pair of frames for you.
Whether you’re looking for gaming, reading, or computer glasses, we’ve rounded up some of our most popular frames for heart-shaped faces.
How Do I Know My Face Shape?
First things first: before looking for glasses that look great on a heart-shaped face, we'll need to make sure you're dialed in on your face shape. Our recommendation: grab a washable marker, stand in front of a mirror, and draw an outline around your face!
Heart face shapes look more like an inverted triangle and you have a wider forehead that usually draws to a narrow chin. Here are some of the key characteristics to look out for:
- You have a broad forehead.
- You have high cheekbones.
- You have a narrow chin and jawline.
Tracing the outline of your face on a mirror is a great place to start when trying to determine your face shape!
The Perfect Pairing: Finding the Best Frames for your Heart-Shaped Face
Now that you’ve determined the length of your face, chin and jaw to understand your angles, you can proceed to find the perfect glasses for your heart-shaped face. This face shape isn’t only common but also very versatile and can suit a variety of frames. However, your perfect fit will still depend on what features you want to draw attention to or away from, and most importantly, your taste and preference.
Oval and Circular Frames
Oval and circular frames can best suit your heart-shape as it helps soften the angular facial features. It draws attention to your cheekbones and eyes and away from your forehead. These frames differ in how round or oval they are, but each has a perfect contrast to the inverted-triangle face structure. Classic looks like Aviators are the quintessential circular frame glasses.
When considering the GUNNAR selection of round frame shapes, the Emery is a favorite go-to style.
A rectangular frame is a great fit for a wide range of face shapes, heart-shaped included. If you want a frame that will smoothen the curvy edges of your inverted-triangle face structure while making your forehead appear a bit narrow, a rectangular frame would be your best bet.
The equal-sized top and sides of a rectangular frame complement the rising V-shape, drawing attention away from the broad forehead. Rectangular frames take the gaze down to your prominent cheekbones giving your face a better angular definition.
A great rectangular-frame option to consider is the GUNNAR Intercept -- best suited for people working long hours in front of a computer screen. The wide-format lenses, comfortable nose rests, and anti-reflective lens coating on the front and back of the lens ensure long-lasting eye comfort and safety.
Semi-Rimless and Rimless Frames
Rimless and semi-rimless eyewear are some of the most common frame options available for people with heart-shaped faces. For rimless frames, your facial features become the highlight since there’s no obstruction whatsoever. On the other hand, the semi-rimless frames balance your heart-shaped face giving the widest part of your face a decent look. The added width to the lower half of your face and cheeks draws attention to your narrow jawline, enhancing your glowing look.
Rimless frames can offer a vintage, timeless design. However, if you need some angular definition to your face, you can go with the semi-rimless frame look, like the GUNNAR Cypher, featuring handmade acetate frames.
Both rimless and semi-rimless glasses come with a taller lens height and are a perfect fit for inverted triangle faces. With little to no frames and without any obstructions, you preserve the integrity of your angular face type while looking great with your natural facial structure.
Wayfarers and Clubmasters
Wayfarers and Clubmasters complement a heart-shaped face thanks to their wide frame design with prominent endpoints extending past the temples. These frames draw attention away from your high cheekbones, making your eyes and jawline the focal point.
Remember, wayfarers and clubmasters come in varying shapes, and not all the designs will work for your heart-shaped face. It’s best to first check the model and the shape before making up your mind.
That said, an example of a frame in this category can be found with our Axial glasses, which are prescription computer glasses ideal for anyone who uses digital devices, such as computers, smartphones, etc., in their day-to-day life.
That's a Good Look
The options above are a great place to start next time you are shopping for some geometric eyewear. Remember to look for styles that suit your face length, complement your features, and most importantly: feel great on! Don't forget to explore different lens types too -- at GUNNAR, eye health is just as important as style. Whether it's protection from harmful blue-light, finding just the right focusing power for reading or gaming, or updating your prescription glasses, GUNNAR glasses have you covered.
Check out our online store, and filter by frame or rim style to find the perfect options for your face shape.
Bonus: Still Not Sure If You Have a Heart-Shaped Face?
Check out this video from AdviseMyStyle that explains how to quickly tell!