Take it from us: There is no “best” glasses shape for a diamond face. Style is subjective, and if the glasses you choose make you feel comfortable, happy, and confident, then they’re going to look great.
All that said, we understand that some people might want to know more about how certain styles of glasses can complement the features of their diamond face shape. We hope this guide will help you identify the characteristics of a diamond face, as well as determine which glasses might suit those signature features.
Do You Have a Diamond Face Shape?
First, let’s determine if you have a diamond face shape. Look in a mirror or snap a selfie (it’s best if your hair isn’t obstructing the outline of your face), and see if you recognize any of the following common features of a diamond-shaped face:
- High cheekbones
- A narrow forehead
- A small, tapered chin
- Widest point of the face is at the cheekbones
- Jawline and forehead are about the same width
- Strong angular lines
Most sources seem to agree that a diamond is one of the rarest face shapes, so you can go ahead and feel a bit special if you’ve determined you have a diamond-shaped face. Diamond faces are similar to oval faces in length but typically have more angular features and a pointier chin.
When it comes to face shape, though, keep in mind that everyone is unique, and most people have traits that align with more than one of the many different face shapes. (That’s why you shouldn’t get too hung up on styling yourself based on your face shape.)
Best Glasses Shape for a Diamond Face
When people shop for glasses based on their face shape, they’re usually considering how different styles of glasses frames will work with their facial features. For instance, will a particular frame shape draw attention to their strongest facial trait? Or will it counterbalance that trait with an appealing contrast?
We believe that any shape can sport any frame shape, but if you’re fishing for ideas, you can find some suggestions below.
Cat-eye glasses boast upswept, pointed browlines, which play nicely with a diamond face’s angular features. This frame shape will contrast a tapered chin while accentuating the diamond face’s most prominent feature—the cheekbones.
Round glasses have curves that will balance out the bold, angular lines of a diamond-shaped face. Countering straight lines with soft curves can make for a nice statement piece.
Oval glasses likewise have curves that contrast angular features. But oval frames tend to be a little wider, which will complement the cheekbones and balance out the proportions of a diamond face.
Their frames aren’t as rounded as the above two styles, but rectangular glasses represent a great compromise between hard angles and gentle curves. They also play especially well with the tapered lines of the diamond face shape.
A classic that never goes out of style. The shape of aviator glasses tends to be top-heavy, drawing the eye downward. This frame style will complement the cheekbones and tapered chin of a diamond-shaped face.
Semi-rimless glasses work with a diamond face like aviators do, in that they draw the eye down the face. Their browline will also accentuate the diamond face shape’s prominent cheekbones.
Dare to Be Daring?
Some frame styles might be considered a bolder choice for a diamond face. But we believe shopping for eyewear should be fun, not restrictive! So, be bold, diamond-faced friends, and experiment with some of these more daring frame shapes if they call your name.
The straight lines of square glasses won’t counterbalance a diamond face’s angular features the way curved frames do—instead, they’ll draw attention to them. But if that’s your goal, then square frames may be the perfect pick for you.
Oversized frames might overwhelm wide cheekbones and make the face appear smaller. For some people with diamond-shaped faces, however, this is a welcome aesthetic. Snag some oversized frames if you want a big, bold statement accessory.
Shine Like the Diamond You Are
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: The best frames for a diamond face are whatever makes you feel good! Like the precious gem it’s named for, your diamond face shape is rare. So show it off with whatever frames you love most.