If you’ve ever taken an online quiz to determine your face shape and come up with something other than oval, square, or rectangular, you’ve probably got a heart-shaped face. Heart-shaped faces are common and, according to scientists, mathematically beautiful.
The problem is: You might find it hard to figure out what type of eyeglass frames suit you best. Larger frames may make your forehead appear bigger, while smaller frames may seem to lack the balance you need in your jawline.
At Stoggles, we do three things really well: protection, style, and comfort. Today, we’ll put on our style hats (which are wide-brimmed and uber-trendy) and tell you everything you need to know about selecting the best frames for heart-shaped faces.
Heart Shaped or Not
Those of us who haven’t yet taken that online quiz to determine face shape may be wondering if our faces are indeed heart-shaped. (Here’s a little cheat guide to help you determine your face shape.)
A Broad Forehead
If you have a heart-shaped face, the width of your forehead is wider than your jawline. That’s the first and most distinct characteristic. Sometimes, the forehead is the same width as your cheekbones, but in some cases, your forehead may be slightly wider than your cheekbones. It can also be the opposite — where the cheekbones are the widest.
It’s similar to a heart-shaped face which is widest 3/4 way up and starts to close again at the top — the forehead width is less than the cheekbone to cheekbone width.
A Slender Jawline
Some people have prominent jawlines, most notably The Crimson Chin from Nickelodeon's hit show The Fairly OddParents, but those people aren’t you. If you have a heart-shaped face, your jawline is characteristically smaller, usually smaller than your cheekbones and forehead.
A Pointed Chin
A narrow or pointed chin is also characteristic of people with heart-shaped faces. Think of the way a heart ends at the bottom at a point. Just like a heart, the face tends to taper towards the chin instead of becoming wider.
Many people who have a heart-shaped face have prominent cheekbones, which are wider than the jawline. Your cheekbones may be wider than your forehead or the same width (depending on your bone structure).
You’ll likely be able to tell right away whether you have an oval face or not, but if you’re not sure whether you have a round face or a heart-shaped face, look at your silhouette. If your face naturally tapers from top to bottom, you’ve probably got a heart-shaped face instead of a round-shaped face. A round-shaped face is typically just as wide on the bottom as it is on the top.
The Best Glasses for Your Face
Finding the right eyewear can make or break your style and your confidence. The eyeglasses your caretakers picked out for you as a kid are likely not the same frame shapes you’ll pick as an adult.
Not only has your face shape probably changed, but your style has too. Not to mention all the emotional baggage you’re carrying from being teased about the pair of glasses you wore in middle school.
Finding the right eyewear depends on getting your measurements right, deciding on a frame that suits your style, and picking a color you love. With numerous different frame options available, it’s normal to feel a little overwhelmed.
A side note: Your personal style and personal preferences should rule your selection. If you absolutely love a particular frame shape that isn’t mentioned here, then that’s the best option for you. Nothing wears as well as serious confidence.
Who doesn’t love a good pair of aviators? These iconic shapes, which typically have large lenses that are wider at the top than the bottom, help draw attention to your eyes, making them the focal points on your face.
If you want to wear aviators, a good rule of thumb is to go big or go home. Since aviators have a similar wide-to-narrow style (like your face), you’ll want to make sure they are slightly wider than your forehead. If they’re the same size or smaller, it could appear that you have a wider forehead than you actually do.
Unlike circle glasses, oval frames look like rounded rectangles. These glasses are usually thinner and less noticeable than other frame shapes, which may be more suitable for some users who don’t want their eyewear to dominate their look.
Oval glasses help soften the angular lines of a heart-shaped face by providing curvature and balance throughout the cheekbones.
The iconic, retro look of cat-eye glasses is unmistakable and a perfect pairing for people with heart-shaped faces. Because the facial features of a heart face shape tend to be wider at the top than the bottom, the upward tilt of cat-eye glasses can help accentuate your shape and add balance.
Cat-eye frames naturally give your face an upturned or lifted look, giving the impression of high cheekbones. It’s no wonder that in roughly 100 years since its inception, this frame style has been a hallmark of the fashion elite.
Heart-shaped faces can rock rectangular frames, especially if you have less prominent cheekbones. Adding rectangular frames can give your cheekbones more structure and offer a balanced look to your face.
Rimless or Semi-Rimless: Which Is Better?
The rim of your eyewear refers to the portion of the frame that surrounds the lens. Some eyewear is completely rimless, providing an incredibly low-profile look with thin, metal frames that are barely visible on the wearer.
Semi-rimless glasses frames have frames that cover the top of the lenses and end midway down the length of the lens, creating a heavy brow. These can be a solid option for adding more attention and balance to a heart-shaped face by providing color and depth to a larger forehead and balancing out the browline.
What About Color?
There’s no right or wrong color for any face shape, but deciding what works best with your skin tone might help you decide if you are feeling lost.
A safe bet is to choose ethereal colors that are a bit more muted but still work together with your skin tone and your eye color. That’s what you’ll find in the entire color collection we offer at Stoggles. If you don’t own a pair of Stoggles yet, we’re to convince you why you should drop everything (unless you’re holding a cup of hot coffee) and get some right now.
Eye Safety With Style
Your vision is precious, and protecting it is the key to keeping it your entire life. Retinal cells (the ones that give you the power of vision) don’t regenerate, which means if you lose your vision in an accident, it’s likely you won’t regain it.
At Stoggles, we take vision protection seriously, but we also take style seriously because if you don’t look and feel great, you won’t want to wear them. Stoggles answers that call.
Here’s what comes preloaded in every pair:
Safety eyewear needs to protect your eyes from strikes and scrapes, and the ANSI Z87.1-2020 certification ensures your glasses get the job done. The Z87 marking means your eyewear has undergone high impact and high mass testing to ensure it won’t shatter and send microscopic specs of debris into your eye.
Side and Top Shields
The areas around your eyebrows and near your temples are vulnerable places where debris, splashes, spills, and splatters can enter your field of vision. By creating Stoggles with side and top shields, we give your eyes 360-degree protection that is streamlined in design: It’s essential for getting the Z87 marking as it’s all about A) material and B) coverage.
We’re 100% anti-fog, and we aren’t afraid to say it. That’s why we coat every pair of Stoggles with an anti-fogging solution when we make them. Fogging eyewear isn’t safe, and removing your glasses to wipe them down creates room for accidents and mistakes.
Anti-fog wipes and drops may be a temporary solution, but anti-fog dip coatings are longer-lasting and keep you protected from steamy situations longer. No anti-fog treatment is permanent, but our Stoggles are designed to outlast any of the at-home anti-fog hacks you’ve tried.
Beyond that, our dip solution is longer-lasting and more even than traditional anti-fog manufacturing spray solutions. It took us nine months to make this secret recipe, which is like watching all the extended editions of the Lord of the Rings movies a billion times (probably). So, yeah, we’re pretty proud of it.
Ultraviolet light can damage your vision and put you at risk of developing age-related eye issues sooner. You might not realize it, but the level of tint on your eyewear has nothing to do with the level of UV protection you’re getting.
Stoggles are created with ultra-lightweight polycarbonate material, which is naturally UV-blocking without the need for any tinting. That means you get UV protection on cloudy days or when you’re exposed to it from indoor sources.
In addition, wearing Stoggles protects the skin around your eyes from UV exposure, which can help you avoid photodamage, fine lines, and wrinkles associated with UV exposure.
Blue Light Blocking Technology
Blue light comes from the sun but also from your favorite (and maybe not so favorite) devices, like your work computer, your home computer, your smartphone, your tablet, and your LED television. That means we’re getting a massive amount of exposure to blue light, exposure that can pass directly through the cornea and reach the retina.
The long-term effects of blue light damage are unknown, but we do know that blue light can interfere with your sleep patterns and even cause eye strain and fatigue. You’ve probably experienced this if you’ve ever spent a few hours staring at a computer screen.
The lenses of Stoggles are injected with blue light filtering material at the time of manufacture to offer a permanent solution to blue light exposure. When you’re typing, texting, or trolling (we won’t judge), you can keep your eyes safe.
No one ever remarks about how incredibly comfortable their safety goggles are or how much they enjoy wearing safety glasses … until now. Stoggles are so comfortable and lightweight that you’ll probably forget you’re wearing them until someone compliments you on your chic cat-eye safety eyewear.
Stoggles come in cat-eye shapes, aviators, and several other popular styles: You never have to settle for one-shape-fits-all eyewear that really doesn’t fit anyone. The color options are numerous, so you can pick a pair of Stoggles to match every outfit or every mood.
If you need corrective lenses and safety glasses, don’t try stuffing your eyeglasses under a pair of bulky dollar bin safety glasses; just get prescription Stoggles! Simply upload your corrective vision prescription to our website, and we will take care of the rest. You save time, money and protect your vision with the most iconic safety eyewear available.
Love Your Heart-Shaped Look
Heart-shaped faces are iconic, and selecting equally iconic eyeglasses can create an irresistible look that will help you exude confidence. Once you’ve selected your favorite frame style, grab your Stoggles.
Keeping your eyes safe from external stressors can protect your vision and help you enjoy the things you love for years to come. Stoggles are the solution for making safety iconically fashionable.