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Choosing the perfect eyewear based on your face shape

Nowadays, buying glasses isn't just about visual necessity; it's increasingly about expressing our style and personality. Whoever you are, whatever you do in life, or wherever you go, the glasses you wear will always be the first detail people notice when they look at you. Eyewear represents a form of non-verbal communication and express to the world who you really are and what story you want to tell! Glasses are worn on the face, and the face, in turn, is the first element of our body that captures the attention of those facing us.

However, finding the perfect pair of glasses can be a challenge because not all glasses suit every face shape. Facial morphology plays a crucial role in determining which frames will be suitable, and for this reason, at Ottica Rizzato, we have put together a comprehensive guide to help you choose the perfect glasses based on your face shape.

Identify Your Face Shape

The face shape analysis method starts from the classic conception of beauty: respecting and enhancing diversity, with the aim, however, of creating harmony in proportions, lines, and colours. First, it is important to identify the shape of your face: the most common are round, oval, square, and heart shaped. To do this, you can book a session of Armocromia and Facial Shaping with an expert or use one of the many applications available online. If you are reading this article from a mobile device, we recommend using this simple effect available on Instagram:

Once you understand what shape your face is, you can choose glasses that enhance its distinctive features. Just like a painting with its frame, glasses are great allies in helping you harmonize and rebalance the volumes of your face, trying to "play" with the optical illusions produced by lines.


If your face is characterized by soft features, full cheeks, and draws an almost perfect circle (the top and bottom of the face are the same width), then it is a round face, and in this case, the goal is to create the illusion of a longer and slimmer shape.

Which frames to choose?

The main goal is to choose glasses that help create an elongating effect and define the angles of the face. Here are some suggestions on what types of glasses to choose:

  • Rectangular or square frames that contrast well with the roundness of the face, creating a more balanced look.
  • Thin and light frames that do not weigh down the features: prefer materials such as transparent acetate, metal, or titanium, with thin temples.
  • Geometric frames that can add a touch of structure and definition to the round face.
  • Glasses with vertical details, such as decorations on the temples or engraved lines on the frame, create an elongating effect and balance the fullness of the face.

In general, avoid frames that are too round, which can accentuate the curviness of the face, creating a chubby appearance.



Your face is oval if the features are not particularly marked, the cheeks are rounded, and the chin and forehead are slightly reduced compared to the central part of the face; the oval shape is considered ideal because it is balanced, versatile, and respects the proportion of 2:3, that is, the width of the face at its widest point and 2/3 of its height, which is approximately the measure of the golden section.

Which frames to choose?

With an oval face, you have the freedom to experiment with a variety of glasses styles. However, there are some guidelines that can help you find the perfect pair. Here are some suggestions:

  • Balanced frames: although you can opt for a wide range of shapes and styles of frames, the important thing is to choose glasses that are proportionate to the size of your face. Avoid frames that are too large or too small, as they may disrupt the proportions of the face.
  • Butterfly or cat-eye frames are particularly flattering as they add a touch of charm and glamour without weighing down the features. These styles can also help highlight the eyes and cheeks.
  • Versatile colours and materials: since the shapes of the frames will have more or less the same effect on the face, we recommend giving importance to the colour and material of the glasses; opt for neutral colours or shades that suit your skin tone and personal style. Materials such as acetate or lightweight metal can be comfortable to wear all day long.



In a square face, the features are very marked, the forehead is flat and develops as much in width as in height; the width of the forehead and jaw is equal.

Which frames to choose?

For a square face, characterized by pronounced angular lines and jawlines, it is advisable to choose glasses that help soften these features and balance the overall shape of the face. Here are some specific suggestions on what types of glasses to choose:

  • Round frames or frames with rounded details are ideal as they help soften the features and add a touch of delicacy.
  • Thin and lightweight frames that do not weigh down the features. Since the square face is shorter - we are talking about 17/18 cm - the lenses of sunglasses should be shaded.
  • Frames with details on the upper part of the front to distract attention from the pronounced jawline.

In general, avoid square and angular glasses, which would have the effect of making the features too hard.



The triangle face is characterized by a wide forehead, often wider than the cheeks and chin, which gradually narrows towards the elusive and pointed chin, creating a shape reminiscent of an inverted triangle. These characteristics create a distinctive and unique face shape, with high and well-defined cheekbones, which requires careful selection of glasses to balance the proportions.

Which frames to choose?

To balance this face, you should recreate volume at the bottom, but since glasses inevitably position themselves at the top, just choose glasses proportionate to the width of the forehead. Therefore, wide glasses, even wraparound ones, with large lenses, are perfect. Here are some suggestions:

  • Frames with a wider upper part than the lower part, to help reduce the perception of the width of the forehead.
  • Thin and lightweight frames to avoid further weighing down the upper part of the face to maintain a balanced appearance without adding excessive visual weight.
  • Frames with details on the lower part to add interest to the lower part of the face.
  • Butterfly frames: these frames can be particularly flattering as they add a touch of softness to the upper part of the face and can help balance the width of the forehead.


To conclude with, choosing the perfect eyewear based on your face shape is a process that requires time and attention to detail, but we are confident that by following our guidelines and trying our carefully curated selection of prescription glasses and sunglasses, it won't be difficult for you to find glasses that best suit your face shape and make you feel comfortable and stylish.


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