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Best Glasses for Rectangular Face: Finding the Perfect Frame for a Long Face

We get it — picking out frames can feel overwhelming. You try on countless options, but nothing looks how you picture it. There is a lot to consider when searching for the perfect pair of glasses.

You want a pair that fits well and is comfortable but doesn't overwhelm your face. Understanding your face shape is crucial when looking for glasses. If your shape is rectangular, you're in the right place. If you're unsure if this is you, don't sweat it! We can help you figure out if this is your face shape.

In this guide, we're exploring the world of glasses for longer faces. We'll help you find options to make you feel confident and look fabulous.

What Is a Rectangular Face Shape?

Identifying your face shape doesn't have to be overly complicated. There are six possible options, and you can discover yours by simply looking at yourself in the mirror and answering a few questions:

What Is the Widest Part of Your Face?

When looking at yourself, consider the widest part of your face. You most likely have a rectangular face shape if your forehead, cheeks, and jawline are mostly the same width. If you notice your cheekbones are the widest part, you most likely have a round face.

What Is Your Face Length?

Examine the length of your face. Rectangular shapes may notice the lower part of their face is longer. Meanwhile, people with rounder faces are typically on the shorter side.

What Does Your Jawline Look Like?

Let's move on to your jawline. People with rectangular or long faces generally have round chins and jawlines. However, sometimes, this face shape can have jawlines that are more squared-off.

To summarize, the most important characteristics of rectangular face shapes are features that are approximately the same width and are on the longer side. Remember that every feature may not match this face shape exactly, but you want to find the closest option.

What Are the Best Glasses for a Rectangular Face?

So, you have a rectangular face – now what? When picking out the perfect pair of glasses, you've got plenty of styles to choose from!

Pair Eyewear offers many styles that all look amazing on this face shape. Plus, our eyewear is made from flexible and durable acetate, just in case you accidentally drop them! We also offer a full Rx lens lineup, so you'll always be able to get exactly what you need.

Here are some options to consider that are sure to complement your features:

Round Frames

Round frames are a great option for softening the angular edges of a rectangular face. Look for frames with rounded edges to balance your facial proportions. Try our The Reese frames, which are modified round frames.

Cat-Eye Frames

Cat-eye frames are the way to go if you desire to add some definition and flair to your look. The upswept angles of cat-eye frames draw attention to your eyes and cheekbones, while the rounded bottom of the lenses ensures they don't overwhelm the face.

We offer a variety of cat-eye frames to help you add a touch of sophistication to your style:

  • The Wanda: These full-rim frames have a lens width of 53 millimeters.
  • The Ella: This option is one of our best sellers. The frames are petite and have a flat top to enhance the upper corners.
  • The Harper: The Harper frames offer a retro-chic wide cat-eye style.
  • The Quinn: These glasses are modified cat-eye frames on the rounder side. They are the widest cat-eye option at Pair, with a lens width of 55 millimeters.

How To Choose the Right Frames

The fashion police won’t pursue you if you pick a pair of glasses that aren’t typically recommended for your face shape. It's important to consider your personal style and aesthetic preferences — you want to feel good in the glasses you're going to wear all day.

Here are a few tips to help you find frames that fit your style:

  1. Classic Style: If you have a classic style, choose a frame to match. Stick to neutral colors like black or tortoise shell.
  2. Bold and Trendy: If you love to make a statement with your style, embrace a bold and trendy frame that can add to your spunk. Cat-eye frames or vibrant colors can add a fun and playful element to your look.
  3. Minimalist Chic: If you gravitate towards a more minimalist style, opt for frames with clean lines and simple designs. Thin frames offer a sleeker, modern look.
  4. Vintage Vibes: Who doesn't love a little retro charm? Vintage-inspired frames can add a timeless touch to your face.
  5. Sporty Spice: If you're always on the go and prefer a sporty aesthetic, prioritize functionality and durability when choosing eyewear. Choose lightweight, flexible, comfortable frames that remain stable during physical activities.

What Frames Should Rectangular Faces Avoid?

We have some ideas if you're wondering what frames should be avoided for rectangular face shapes. However, take it with a grain of salt. If you love how they look on your face, don't be discouraged from rocking them.

Square Frames

The square style can make someone with a rectangular face look “blocky.” These frames better fit someone with an oval or round face shape.

Oversized Frames

When frames are too oversized, they can cover your cheekbones and exaggerate the length of your face. However, glasses slightly wider than your face can be a bonus because they balance out the length.

Rectangular Frames

A rectangular frame is a classic option that will always stay in style. However, it doesn't create much balance in a rectangular face shape. This frame style tends to work better with a longer face and a rounder chin.

Find Your Perfect Pair

Choosing a new pair of glasses that complement your rectangular face will make all the difference. Find eyewear that balances out your facial features and still shows your style. Consider the frame shape, size, and color before making a purchase.

The main goal is to find a pair of glasses that makes you feel confident and comfortable. So, take the time to try different styles and trust your instincts to guide you to the right choice. Pair Eyewear will help you discover glasses that will help you look and feel your best.


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