Choosing a frame can be tricky at best and challenging for many! One of the best ways to choose a frame that will flatter your face is to figure out your face shape. The most simple way to do this is to simply pull all of your hair back and look in the mirror!
- Square face shapes are proportional in length and width, with a strong jaw line, square chin and broad forehead.
- You can easily soften hard features by wearing oval or round frames. Glasses with harsh, angular lines draw attention to the lack of facial curves.
- Cat-eye frames look great because they offer an attention-grabbing curve to square faces.
- For reading glasses, rimless frames which often have soft edges add interest to a face with harsh angles.
- People with oval-shaped faces have balanced proportions with a narrow forehead and jawline and typically high cheek bones.
- Generally, any shaped sunglasses look good on people with oval-shaped faces so try adding a pop of color via your sunglasses to play up any outfit.
- Oval-faced people often have smaller features, so it is important to keep the glasses proportionate to the structure of the face.
- Rectangular and butterfly frames are a good place to start when looking at both readers and sunglasses in order to find the perfect look.
- People with round faces have curved lines where the width and length are the same proportions.
- Draw attention to the top of your face by choosing a style where the arm meets the top of the frame very high or a frame that has a decorative top.
- Angular frames (such as rectangular or geometric) help create balance and definition while making the face look slimmer.
- Look for frames that are more horizontal than they are vertical to make your face appear longer and narrower.
- People who have a heart-shaped face have a wide forehead, narrow jaw line, high cheek bones, and a narrow chin.
- Look for glasses that add width to the lower part of your face in order to make the shape more balanced.
- Round, pastel colored glasses help soften the wide upper part of heart-shaped face while cat-eye frames help to balance a narrow jaw line.
- Avoid frames that are decorative at the top because they make the top of the face look even wider.