Face shape is one of the most important aspects to consider when choosing your next pair of frames. You want your prescription glasses to compliment your natural bone structure and facial characteristics, without being too distracting or obstructive. Heart-shaped faces are less common than round or oval faces, so many individuals with this shape often wonder what frames would suit them best.
Thankfully, there are plenty of modern, chic frames to choose from that flatter people with this surface profile. Thus, we’ve compiled some of the leading glasses for heart-shaped faces below.
What is a Heart-Shaped Face?
A person is said to have a heart-shaped face when their chin is the narrowest part of their face and their forehead is the widest. People with heart-shaped faces also typically have a sharp jawline and well-defined cheekbones.
Think: Reese Witherspoon, Kourtney Kardashian, Leonardo Dicaprio.
Circular frames are considered to be one of the best glasses for heart shaped faces because their soft, spherical form counteracts with the signature razor-sharp jawline heart-faced individuals share, providing a balanced look. Rounded glasses also draw the eye to the center of the face and away from the forehead, which is often the most prominent feature for people with this face shape. If you’re looking for rounded eyeglasses for a heart-shaped face, we recommend checking out our Roebling, Hamilton, or Turing designs.
Square glasses are great for offsetting a tall forehead and their wider, geometric structure also balances out the lean cheeks and angular bone structure heart-faced individuals are known for. When looking for square frames for heart-shaped faces, we recommend looking for designs that are bottom-heavy, as they distract from narrow chins and provide additional symmetry. Felix Gray’s Hopper or Haro frames are great places to start.
It’s a common misconception that rectangular frames aren’t the best glasses shape for heart faces. They actually can be quite complementary, if you know what to look for. Firstly, rectangular frames for heart shaped faces should always be as wide as the person’s forehead. If the frames aren’t wide enough, it creates the illusion of an even broader face. Additionally, frames that emphasize the top of the frame, like half-rim designs, are a great option, since they neutralize the narrow chin heart-faced customers are known for.
Lastly, rectangular frames in a matte finish or subtle tones are great for professionals, since rectangular glasses are often considered to have the most intellectual appearance. This makes them a fantastic choice for customers who are looking for frames they can wear to the office and that will enhance their business attire. For some of the best frames for a heart shaped face that Felix Gray has to offer, we recommend checking out our Carver or Faraday designs. These rectangular glasses are sleek and timeless, making them a great option for those who want a more sophisticated look.
Still have questions about glasses for heart shaped faces? Need help with your purchase? Contact us today. We’d be happy to help you find your perfect fit.