Find the perfect glasses for your face shape with this foolproof guide

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Finding the right glasses shape is so important to your overall daily look and feel. Boost your confidence with glasses that truly suit your face shape.

In even better news, they have created an in-depth guide to choosing glasses for your face shape. Round? Square? Oval? Heart? Diamond? No matter your face shape, you can try on Bailey Nelson glasses from the comfort of your couch with their incredible Virtual Try-On tool.

Scroll down to see a selection of frames for all face shapes.

Or find your local store and try on the full range. Get a complete pair of glasses from $145. Can't decide? Choose 2 pairs from $250.

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Face shape: Oval

Oval: Lucky you! Oval face shapes will pretty much fit any frame style perfectly. You might want to consider an upswept style for balance, but otherwise, find the one that makes you feel like you.

Jacqueline - $175

Never face the dilemma of choosing between a brow-line and cat-eye style again! Combining the versatility of frames such as Bronte and Newton with the elegance of cat-eye shapes seen in styles like Emery and Melina to create a perfectly blended hybrid frame. Soft edges and elegant, feminine shapes make this a true classic and versatile style.

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There is so much versatility in frames like the cat-eye shapes seen in styles like the Jacqueline. Photo: Bailey Nelson

Homer - $175

The Homer is a thin acetate frame with minimalistic metal arms and a classic rounded shape.

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This vintage-inspired frame offers a timeless look suitable for any occasion. Photo: Bailey Nelson

Wells - $145

A round frame outlined by thin acetate, the Wells is designed to be slightly oversized to create a very stylish look.

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The sculpted corners and keyhole bridge help to define the playful, yet witty nature of this frame. Photo: Bailey Nelson

Face shape: Square

Square: For those with a square face shape, rounder frames and cat-eye frames will typically be the ones to try on first as they'll complement your strong features well.

Adler - $175

The Adler is a take on the classic round metal frame. Featuring a subtle teardrop lens shape, steel nose bridge and handcrafted acetate temple tips, this style is simple yet timeless.

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Stylish and sophisticated, the Adler is a classic round metal frame. Photo: Bailey Nelson

Markova - $175

The Markova is a thin acetate frame with minimalistic metal arms and a classic shape.

This vintage-inspired frame offers a timeless look suitable for any occasion.

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The stylish Markova shape is perfect for any occasion. Photo: Bailey Nelson

Shirley - $175

The stylish cousin of Adler, Shirley is trendy but still down to earth.

Shirley pushes BNs metal frames in a new direction with her elegant and refined yet daring shape, a modern update for our stainless steel collection.

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With a slim 90s vibe, Shirley reflects the throwback trends currently dominating the fashion landscape. Photo: Bailey Nelson

Face shape: Round

Round: A round face tends to have softer features, meaning you can pull off angular and square frames better than most!

Dustin - $145

For those looking forward, not back. Dustin channels modern of-the-moment shapes rather than drawing upon vintage references.

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With a unisex bold profile, this square-shaped frame has a medium size and fit and a larger frame width. Photo: Bailey Nelson

Theodore - $175

Featuring a rounded square lens shape, steel nose bridge and handcrafted acetate temple tips, there's not much to dislike about these timeless frames.

Theodore
The Theodore is the take on the classic square metal frame. Photo: Bailey Nelson

Kane - $145

The silhouette's subtle angles combine with a thin profile to create an effortless and easy-to-wear everyday staple.

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Stripped back to its bare essentials, Kane is a slick and minimally detailed ladies' optical frame. Photo: Bailey Nelson

Face shape: Heart

Heart: The best glasses for heart-shaped faces are rectangle, oval or aviator shapes!

Palmer XL- $145

A Bailey Nelson staple with teardrop-shaped lenses and finely sculpted corners, this extra-large update to the Palmer fits even the widest faces with ease.

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The Palmer is perfect for a wider set face shape! Photo: Bailey Nelson

Helena - $145

Thin acetate around the lenses flairs out to a cat's eye at the temple. It's a subtle effect, but all the best things are.

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Helena is a classic frame with a sense of mischief. Photo: Bailey Nelson

Face shape: Diamond

Diamond: The best shapes for diamond face shapes are aviators, square shapes and round glasses!

Theodore Semi Rimless - $175

The Theodore glasses feature a square/round lens shape, steel nose bridge and handcrafted acetate temple tips.

This semi-rimless update has a style that has traditionally been considered a conservative look and has given a twist.

Theodore Semi Rimless
These specs are super-light, subtle and won't dominate your face while offering a stylish update on a classic design. Photo: Bailey Belson

Johnny - $175

This classic frame transcends eras with a steel teardrop shape in a range of classic colours.

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In case you didn’t know, timeless is Johnny’s middle name. Photo: Bailey Nelson

Adler Semi Rimless - $175

The Adler Semi Rimless glasses feature a subtle teardrop lens shape, steel nose bridge and steel wireframes.

This semi-rimless updated style has traditionally been considered a conservative look and given a twist.

Photo: Bailey Nelson
These specs are super-light, subtle and won't dominate your face while offering a stylish update on a classic design. Photo: Bailey Nelson

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Bailey Nelson has a wide variety of both men's and women's styles in different premium materials (acetate, steel, combination and titanium), shapes, and sizes, so there's a frame for every face.

Enjoy free shipping and 30-day returns on all online purchases, as well as complimentary in-store care and adjustments after purchase. All Bailey Nelson glasses are handcrafted, and designed in Sydney.

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