Like clothes, glasses come in all colors, styles and shapes. When choosing the perfect pair of glasses for you, other than appearance, it's always a great idea to take your face shape into consideration.
A pair of frames that look great and compliment your features will make you want to wear them in every occasion, just like your favorite clothing item!
The main face shapes are:
- Oval: considered the “ideal” facial shape, an oval shaped face is well-balanced, with a narrow forehead and chin.
- Round: a round face doesn’t have a lot of well-defined angles and the angle of the jaw is soft and much less defined than a square face.
- Square: square faces have a strong and broad jawline and square brow. This face shape a more pronounced, wide jawline. A square face has very minimal curves to it
- Heart: A heart shaped face has wide cheekbones and a narrow chin. Your chin is noticeably pointed, your cheek line and the sides of your face taper into your jawline.
- Triangular: a triangle face shape has a jaw that's wider opposed to a forehead that's narrow.
So let's get to the heart of our guide! If you are hesitant to experiment, our tips might be helpful to choosing the right frame for you!
For round faces it's best not to choose round and small narrow glasses. These styles can make the curves on your face stand out a lot more evidently.
Square frames are traditionally a good choice because they give balance to your soft features, making your face appear longer and slimmer.
And don't forget clear frames! Transparent acetate will not make much of a fuss on your face making it easier to see the soft features of your round face.
In the case of a square shaped face, round and softer frame shapes will help you draw attention away from the angles. The best way to do this, is to compltely forget about geometric frames and choosing colored frames, to bring the attention away.
Choose curved and wide designs to help soften sharp angles and give more balance to your cheekbones.
Similar to the oval face, the heart face is considered a very versatile shape.
They look amazing in frames that appear rounder, to provide balance and complement their features. The trick is to not accentuate the cheekbones, and for that D-Frame glasses and aviators are great choices.
Frames that are wider at the top can also add width to the top of your face, minimizing the cheeks and giving you a balanced and harmonious look.
Triangular faces are wide on the bottom and narrow on top. So you want to play with opposites, choosing a frame that's bold on top and light on the bottom.
Cat-eyes and especially aviators are the way to go for triangular face shapes. Sunglasses with a wider or bolder browline will draw attention away from your jawline and elongate your forehead.
One of the must-haves for triangular face shapes are browline glasses, still trending after almost half a century. It's a perfect match with a triangular face shape precisely because of its defined upper arch which draws attention away from a narrow forehead.
It's true that there are no hard rules to define your own face shape or your favorite pair of glasses. Keep in mind that most people don't have a perfect oval, circle, or any other narrowly defined category. Faces are often a mix of various shapes.
In the end, it's your very own personal taste that matters.
You can choose whatever frame works best for you to express your own style and personality, but hopefully you found this guide to be of help in your choice!
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