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Glasses for wide faces: What we’re wearing

Choosing a pair of glasses might feel like a functional choice, but it can be a fashionable one too. Your glasses should make you feel like the best version of yourself and be flattering to your face shape. But most importantly, they should fit comfortably — something that might seem a little trickier when looking for glasses for a wider face. 

If you have a wider face, maybe a square or round face shape, your glasses might sometimes feel tight or look disproportionate against your facial features. This is why it is so important to find the right pair of glasses for you, and Specsavers is here to help with a range of glasses sizes to make sure there’s a frame for every face.  

What style of glasses best suits wide faces? 

The best glasses for wide faces tend to be rectangular shaped frames. Geometric frames that are wide, rather than round or long, elongate the face and effectively accentuate your features. Wide faces often suit big glasses frames too, so why not try an oversized retro look? 

Don’t forget, what matters most is how confident your glasses make you feel and how comfortable they are on your face. Your face is unique and you should celebrate your features in any which way you want, whether they're balanced or not! What’s most important is how your glasses fit, which is why Specsavers have prioritised creating a wide range of glasses in a variety of sizes — including petite and bigframes. 

Geometric metal glasses

A feature that is great to look out for when choosing glasses for wide faces is geometric details. This can help create the illusion of more angular features on round or heart-shaped faces. These simple slim metal glasses have a little added edge because of the blue brow detail and double bridge. Pair these with your favourite blue denim jeans for subtle colour coordination and a crisp white shirt to complete the look. If you’re feeling brave, why not switch out the white shirt for a denim equivalent to nail the double-denim look. 

Clear acetate frames

Clear acetate frames suit everyone due to their understated style. Crystal glasses are appropriate for almost every face shape and size as well, because the edges of the frame blend seamlessly into your face. Theseretro rectangular glasses are the perfect way to wear the clear acetate style with a bigger face shape as the angular frame will subtly elongate the face to create a contouring effect. Wear these glasses with a monochrome outfit — perhaps a light or slate grey — to achieve true Scandi-style. 

Simple rectangular 

If you prefer a smaller frame, why not try these brown wire-rimmed glasses? The tortoiseshell detail on the sides is unusually dark, putting a unique spin on a favourite design. What’s best about these glasses is that they will still create a slimming effect on the face but without a chunky acetate rim. Not to mention, brown is one of this year’s most fashionable colours! Pair with a brown smokey eye or gold jewellery (especially flattering for blue eye shades) for a  warm, winter look. 

Classic browline frames

The browline style is a traditional glasses shape that has been popular since the 1950s. This is a great style of glasses for wide faces as they have a deep square-shaped lens, helping balance your features and flatter your wide face shape. These glossy acetate glasses come in a rose pink frame, perfect for a feminine look to go with your favourite pink blush or lipstick. Or, if you prefer a more neutral or androgynous look, these versatile glasses come in black too.  

Looking for other unisex styles? Explore our lookbook here. 

Oversized square

Every face is unique, meaning there is a different consideration for everyone depending on their face shape, size and style. Whilst people with a narrow face shape might find big glasses swamp their features, the best glasses for wide faces are often oversized since these types of frames will sit proud and confident on your bold features. They’re also great for creating a fashionable retro look, which is very on-trend.  

If you’re wanting to emulate the 70’s style, these gold wire-rimmed square glasses are the ones to watch. The oversized frames will work well with a wide face whilst accentuating the eyes. They’re unisex too. Rose-gold and cool tones are always a guaranteed combination, such as a lilac or grey knitted jumper. Or, let the glasses do all the talking by pairing them with an all-black outfit for a night out on the town and you’ll still be the centre of (eyewear) attention. 

Dual-layer frames

The best glasses for wide faces or square face shapes are the ones that create an illusion of depth or length to balance out your naturally wider face shape. Dual-layered glasses are ideal as they help contour the face, plus you’ll never get bored of your glasses with this double-trouble twist. These square dual-layer glasses come in three colour sets all in larger than average frame sizing; two shades of blue, purple and orange or burgundy and purple/green. There’s a style to suit every eye colour, and your options aren’t limited because of your glasses size. 

Why not make the most of our free second pair offer and buy these dual-layer glasses in two styles to mix and match with different outfits?  

Still unsure on the perfect specs for you? Take a look at the full range of Specsavers’ wider glasses frames here and use our virtual try on tool to see if you like them as much on, as you do off. If you’re new to glasses style and feel completely lost, we’ve created buyer’s guides to help you choose glasses based on your hair colour and face shape.  

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