Triangle Face Shape Glasses: What to Look for and Why

When you have a triangular face shape, there’s no point in trying to blend in. Quite simply, your features tend to stand out — in a good way, of course. That makes it particularly important to find the right triangle face shape glasses to complement your looks.

Let’s clarify what a triangular face shape is, then we’ll get into which types of glasses are likely to suit you best. With some basic guidelines in mind, you’ll soon be well-equipped to choose the perfect pair of glasses for you.

What Is a Triangle-Shaped Face?

While many people have square face shapes, oval-shaped faces, or round face shapes, triangular facial features are less common and quite distinctive.

To find out if you have a triangle-shaped face, look in the mirror or take a photo or video of your face. Your hairstyle can affect the way you look, so draw your hair back from your face. Then pay particular attention to your forehead, cheekbones, and jawline.

You fall in the triangular category if:

  • Your face is longer than it is wide

  • You have a narrow forehead, sometimes with a widow’s peak (a v-shaped hairline)

  • Your cheekbones curve slightly outwards from there

  • Your face widens further into a defined jawline, which is the broadest part of your face (imagine this as the base of the triangle)

You may also have a pointed chin or it could be slightly softer and rounder.

Your triangle-shaped face is opposite to inverted triangle and heart-shaped faces, both of which are wider at the forehead, tapering down into a small chin.

So now you know if you have a triangle face shape, which are the best glasses for you?

Best Glasses for a Triangle Face Shape

Triangle face shape glasses: woman happily wearing sunglasses

When you’re shopping for triangle face shape glasses, your goal is to find a frame shape that helps to balance out your features. You’re looking to complement your wide jawline with some extra width across the top part of your face. You also want your eyeglasses to draw attention from your jaw up to your eyes — which are, after all, the windows of your soul.

With that in mind, these are some of the best triangular face shape glasses frames.

Rectangular Frames

Rectangle glasses with softly curved corners help to create balance by contrasting with your triangular features. They’re also a strong shape that draws the eye upwards, and their horizontal lines add width across the top part of your face, creating a pleasing symmetry.

For a narrow face, try The Larkin from Pair Eyewear on for size. If you have a medium face, give The Finley or The Casper a go. And for a wider face, try The Kirby.

Round Frames

The curved lines of round glasses help to complement the harder angles of your features, especially your jawline and pointed chin. These frames soften them and create a wonderful overall balance. Oval glasses are a variation on round ones, with oval frames adding more width across the eyes.

If you have a small or narrow face, try The Twain or The Reese. For a medium face, The Soto is a good choice, and if your face is wider, your best bet from Pair may be The Otis.

Cat-Eye Frames

Cat-eye glasses are stylish and sophisticated with a touch of vintage. With their rounded base that sweeps upwards at the outer corners, they add width across your forehead. This balances out your jawline and helps to emphasize your gorgeous cheekbones, making them some of the best triangle face shape glasses.

For a medium-sized face, go for The Ella and for a wider face or an oversized look, try The Wanda.

Browline Glasses

Browline glasses follow the shape of your brows, hence the name. They may be semi-rimless, with no frame on the lower side, or designed to emphasize the top section, which may be a different color or embellished in some way. They have strong upper lines — much like aviator glasses — which once again help to widen and bring balance to the top part of your face, while the lower curves add softness.

Create this look with a Top Frame design like The Bloom Split, The Vincent Stripes, or The Predators Split (we've got more teams where that came from in our NHL collab).

Frame Size Is Important Too

Frame size also matters and should be in proportion to your face size.

Avoid frames that are too narrow or small — they’ll make your forehead look even narrower and, in turn, bring more attention to your jaw. Also, beware of oversized frames that might overwhelm your face.

Always consult the size guide for the retailer where you’re buying your triangle face shape glasses.

Where to Get Your Triangle Face Shape Glasses

Now that you know a bit more about what you’re looking for, it’s time to take the next step: finding the right eyewear retailer. A great place to start is Pair Eyewear. Because Pair is an online retailer, you can shop our range of glasses styles from the comfort of your couch.

We offer readers, single-vision, and progressive prescription glasses, as well as non-prescription glasses (if you’re simply looking for an eyewear accessory).

Choose your Base Frame from our range of triangle face shape glasses, including round, rectangular, and cat-eye styles.

We also sell the best sunglasses for men and women, so look no further if that’s what you’re after. Our sunglasses are 100% UVA and UVB resistant so your eyes are fully protected from sun damage.

If you’re still not sure what will suit you best, give our Virtual Try-On feature a go. You’ll see the frames of your choice on your face in real-time — like a virtual mirror. Our Size Guide may also help you narrow down your options.

Once you’ve chosen your Base Frame, the real fun starts. Pair’s unique concept allows you to snap on a magnetic Top Frame to change your look completely. Choose as many Top Frames as you like to match your personality, your moods, your outfits, or your activities.

Functional Add-Ons for Your Triangle Face Shape Glasses

Eyeglass frames, headphones, tablet, and a cup on a blue table

If you want your triangle face shape glasses to really work for you, go ahead and enhance your lenses with some handy add-ons. For example:

Blue light filters: If you spend a lot of time in front of your computer or any other device, especially in the evening, blue light filters are a no-brainer. They help to protect your eyes from the blue light emitted by your screen — which can otherwise interfere with your sleep patterns, leaving you feeling tired and grumpy in the morning.

Light-responsive lenses (also known as transition lenses): These automatically change from clear to tinted as you move into brighter light conditions. If you regularly move between indoors and outdoors during your day, they can be very useful — and you’ll only need to carry one pair of glasses.

Premium Plus lenses: If you have a high prescription, these ultra-thin lenses can lighten the weight of your glasses, making them much easier to wear throughout your day.

Our Quality Assurance

Pair glasses frames are made from tough cellulose acetate, while our lenses are made from scratch- and impact-resistant polycarbonate, so you know you’re investing in a pair of glasses that will last.

That said, if for any reason you’re not satisfied with your new pair of glasses when they arrive, you can take advantage of our 30-day warranty. Simply return your glasses and we’ll exchange them or give you a full refund.

Triangle Face Shape Glasses Flatter Your Features

A triangular face shape has a narrow forehead and slowly widens out to a pronounced jawline, which is the widest part of the face. If you have these striking features, it’s important to find the right triangle face shape glasses for you.

The best frames will balance the strong lines of your face with some softness and create symmetry with extra width around the eyes.

Add an extra layer of style with Pair Eyewear’s Top Frames, allowing your features and your personality to shine through.