Square Glasses | Rectangle Glasses

Square glasses offer an angular alternative to rounder and more traditional frames. Because they are often both tall and wide, they work really well with rounder faces and are popular choice out of the hundreds of different glasses styles you can find online.

Will square glasses suit me?

Square glasses are angular and rectangular in shape, giving you a style that is simple but effective. It is a style that best suits those with a rounder face, as the angular style is a stark contrast to the facial curves of round or oval faces. If you have a square shaped face then it's best to avoid square glasses, as they will over-emphasise the angular features of your face.

Why are square glasses popular?Square glasses

Square glasses are popular because of how good the style looks when matched with the right shaped face. The smart and clean lines are a great contrast to those with rounder faces, and the balance between round and square means no one feature is overbearing. Many celebrities wear them including Fast and Furious actor Jordana Brewster, who is often seen in thinner and wider frames, or Anne Hathaway who has glasses much more representative of a square, with them being both wide and tall.

Buying square glasses online

If you're going to buy your new pair of glasses online, here's some helpful information and things to consider:

  • Price: Buying square glasses online can save you as much as 20 - 30% against buying them from your local high street opticians. If you're looking to save then we recommend looking around to get the best deal, or ordering from a website with a price match guarantee.
  • Convenience: Being able to purchase square glasses online means that there's no need to head down to your opticians and wait around. Using an online service means you can select the style you like, check the fit, enter your prescription details and order in a matter of minutes. (Make sure your prescription is up-to-date and your current glasses offer perfect vision correction before ordering a new pair. We recommend that you take an eye test once every two years, to ensure that your prescription remains accurate).
  • Choice: When it comes to choosing a new pair of glasses or sunglasses, there are hundreds of styles, shapes and sizes to consider. Buying online gives you access to more options; as often opticians can only carry one or two variants within a range and may not have a style you like.
  • Fit: Just like a great pair of jeans, the right pair of glasses will fit you perfectly. Have a look at your current frames and note the measurements of the side arm and frame width (these should be printed on the inside arm on most frames). Selecting a pair that has similar measurements will help you to enjoy wearing your glasses comfortably. Even if you select a frame with a different shape to your existing ones, you should still choose a frame with a similar arm length and width for comfort's sake.