Frame Guide: How to Choose the Best Glasses for your Face Shape
Once you know which shape your face most closely resembles, then you can start narrowing down frame styles that will complement this shape. See our suggestions.
Frames for Oval Shape Face
Oval faces are well balanced, with a gently curved jawline that is slightly narrower than the forehead. Cheekbones are generally high.
Oval is a versatile face shape with features that can work with a variety of frames.
Ovals biggest downfall is a frame that is too small or too large, throwing off the natural balance of your face.
Avoid glasses with dramatic features that can throw off your naturally-balanced proportions.
Dramatic colors do well for oval face shapes.
Oblong Face Shape Eyeglasses
Oblongs look great in tall frames like aviators that balance out the length of the face. People with oblong facial shapes typically benefit most from tall glasses frames that can offset their facial length.
Avoid Rectangular or Cat Eyed frames
Glasses for Round Shape Face
With a round face, look for frames that add angles for the most flattering look.
Angular and geometric glasses frames add some sharper, more distinct lines to your face in order to create a balance. When it comes to glasses frames, the rounder your face is, the more angular your glasses should be.
Rounds also play well with frames that have a slight up-sweep at the corners to show off those great cheeks and brings focus to the eyes. Remember cat-eye frames? They are back in style.
Avoid round and oversized frames; go for rectangles, squares, or aviators.
Strong shapes like cat-eyes and wrapped shields look great on you if you have a round face shape.
Glasses for Square Face Shape
Square face shapes have a prominent jawline and angular features.
Your angular features can be softened with curved, round or thin frames that are slightly wider than your cheekbones, but boxy or tall eye wear should be avoided.
Glasses for Heart Shape Face
Heart shape faces have broad forehead and jawlines tapered to a defined narrow chin, known for their soft features.
The heart-shaped faces look good with chic frames that are wider at the bottom, light colored or rimless.
To balance this face shape, try bottom-heavy, oval or rimless frames that are wider than your forehead to broaden the appearance of your chin.
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