We’re back with the next chapter of our Find My Shape series. Today we’re talking oblong faces and how to know if you have one. Curious to know more? Read on!

Oblong faces are often referred to as long faces and can sometimes be confused with oval faces. One interesting thing to know about having an oblong face is that you can also have another face shape at the same time! This is because by definition oblongs are long, so if, for example, you have a square face shape that’s long, you would technically be classified as having a square-oblong face or a rectangular face. Does that make sense? Okay cool, let’s begin.

How to find out if you have an oblong shape

Finding your face shape is super simple. Take a photo of yourself facing the camera then trace the outline the edge of your face to see the shape. If you don’t have a camera, simply trace the outline of your face with an erasable pen (or anything that can easily be wiped off).


The oblong shares similarities with the oval. Both are longer than they are wider and tend to suit a majority of frames. However, one way they differ is that oblong faces have a longer cheek line, giving off a slightly rectangular finish.

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Famous oblong faces

Look to your fellow oblong faced companions, Matt Bomer, Denzel Washington and Jessica Alba, who make the shape look effortless and cool.

Styles oblong faces should try

Be adventurous and give pilot style frames a try. Feeling a little more conservative? Square frames will offer your face the contrast it needs to make your face look a bit wider!

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Styles to avoid

Rectangular frames will only make your face appear longer than it is, so look towards the ones we mentioned above! You can thank us later.

Find the right frame

It’s important to remember that this is just a guide. Be sure of how certain styles will look on you with the help of our cool services. Our Virtual Try-On let you try on frames without leaving your seat. All you need is a webcam. Alternatively, if you’d rather touch and feel the frames, our free Home Trial is perfect. Try up to four frames for seven days in the comfort of your home, then return them when you’re done.

Watch our video with blogger, Kate Winney as she demonstrates how to find your face shape and which frames will work for you.

It’s now time for you to explore glasses that’ll showcase your unique face shape. Not got an oblong face? Check out our face shape guide here.

Top image: Anshu S.