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Best Glasses for Round Faces Female: Buy Eyewear Frames Guide

EFE GLASSES | Aug 23,2023

Find the best eyeglasses to complement a female round face. EFE glasses present a comprehensive guide on the best glasses frames to elevate the female look.


Glasses are not only a vision correction tool but also a fashion accessory that can define your style and enhance your facial features. 

When you have a round face shape, characterized by soft curves and equal width and length, it's essential to choose frames that balance and elongate your face for a more flattering look. The right glasses can provide symmetry and contrast to your features, making your face appear slimmer and more refined.


glasses for round face

What shape glasses are good for a round face?

When selecting glasses for a round face shape, it's important to choose frames that add angles and definition to your soft features. For those with a round face shape, certain styles can help to add contrast and balance to your features. Here's a simple guide to help you select the best glasses for a round face:

Face Shape: Round

Ideal Glasses Shapes



Angular   & Bold Frames

Small   & Round Frames

- Full cheeks

- square glasses

- Small frames   that make the face look wider

- Round chin

- Rectangular   glasses

- Overly rounded   frames that mimic the face shape

- Similar width   and length

- Cat-eye   glasses

- Very thin   frames that get lost on the face

- Browline   glasses

- Oversized   frames to add length to the face

cat eye glasses

The upward lift at the edges of cat-eye frames can help to elongate a round face, drawing attention upwards and adding a touch of sophistication.

browline glasses

These eyeglasses have a distinctive thick frame that follows the natural brow line, which can add balance to a round face by creating a focal point at the top of the frame.

Oversized Frames: 

Larger frames can make a round face appear longer and slimmer. Just be sure not to choose frames that are too large, as they can overwhelm your features.

Angular & Bold Frames: 

These types of eyewear can help to add definition to a round face. The sharp edges of square or rectangular frames contrast with the soft curves of a round face, creating a more structured look.

Avoid Small & Round Frames: 

Frames that are too small can make your face look larger by comparison. Similarly, round frames can mimic the shape of a round face, which can make the face appear even rounder.

eyewear frames for women with round faces

How to buy top eyewear frames for women with round faces?

When shopping for glasses for a round face shape, consider the following tips:

1. Frame Size:

Choose glasses frames that are proportionate to your face size. Larger frames can overwhelm your features, while smaller frames might emphasize the roundness. Strike a balance that complements your facial dimensions.

2. Frame Width:

Wider eyeglasses frames can help make your face appear slimmer, but ensure they're not too wide that they extend beyond the edges of your face.

3. Nose Bridge:

Opt for glasses with a wider or more pronounced nose bridge. This can create the illusion of more space between your eyes and balance out your features.

4. Frame Color:

Dark or bold-colored frames can add definition to your face, while lighter colors might soften your features. Consider your style and desired effect when choosing eyewear frame colors.

5. Avoid Round Frames:

While it might seem intuitive to choose round frames for a round face, these can accentuate the roundness. Opt for frames with angles and sharp lines instead.

Best glasses for round face shape

Now that you have a better understanding of what to look for, let's explore four stylish glasses from EFE Glasses that are perfect for individuals with a round face shape:

1. Cat-eye Tortoiseshell Glasses E08192B

These square glasses with a slight cat-eye lift add dimension to your face. The angular shape and upswept corners provide balance and create a flattering contrast with your round features.

2. Rectangle Tortoiseshell Glasses E08301B

The rectangular shape of these glasses elongates your face, making it appear slimmer. The subtle angles add definition to your features, while the slightly wider frame emphasizes your face's width.

3. Geometric Silver/Blue Glasses E08217A

With their hexagonal shape, these glasses introduce unique angles that complement a round face. The geometric design adds a contemporary edge and breaks up the softness of your features.

4. Cat-eye Clear-Purple Glasses E08111D

These cat-eye frames offer a modern twist with sharper angles. The upswept corners lift your features and help create a more balanced appearance.

Finding the best glasses for a round face shape needs frames that add angles and definition to your features. You can find a pair that enhances your style and achieves a more flattering look for your round face. 

Remember that these recommendations are just references, personal style and comfort are equally important. Take the time to try on different frames at EFE and find the most comfortable ones.


Q: Should round faces wear big or small glasses?

A: Regardless of the shape, oversized frames tend to work well on round faces.

Q: Are rimless glasses good for round faces?

A: Typically, rimless glasses and small frames make a round face look rounder. Circular and oval frames add more roundness to the face as well. Avoid transparent frames, as they can blend in with your skin tone. The glass shape won't provide the contrast that you're looking for.

Q: What glasses lens types work best for women with round faces?

A: Women with round faces often find success with lenses that are slightly wider than their face width. Aviator, wayfarer, and square lens shapes can help elongate and balance a round facial structure.

Q: How do I determine my face shape and select the right eyewear?

A: The EFE recommends using a mirror and measuring the width of your forehead, cheeks, and jawline to determine if you have a round face shape. From there, you can consult their expert guide to find the most flattering frame styles and lens options.

Q: Where can I find the best selection of eyewear for round faces?

A: Many reputable online and brick-and-mortar eyewear retailers, like those recommended by the EFE, offer curated collections of frames specifically designed to flatter round face shapes. Their knowledgeable staff can also provide personalized advice.

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