There are certain styles of frames that compliment certain face shapes. You must learn about them to know what frame style will flatter your face and what frame styles you should pass over.
Keys to Choosing According to Face Shape
There are certain points to consider when choosing eyeglasses according to your face's shape.
- Your eyeglasses must have a frame that is in contrast with the shape of your face.
- The size of your eyeglasses must be in scale with the size of your face.
- You must always look for balance when choosing your eyeglasses. Make sure the chosen glasses make the best use of your best facial assets.
Round Face = Rectangular Frames
If you have a round face, softer angles in the brow and jaw lines, rectangular frame styles are definitely for you. They will flatter your face, making it appear slimmer and longer. The narrow style of rectangular frames will strike a balance with softer, rounder facial features. Choosing eyeglasses that are narrow and rectangular, with brow bars, will pull the eye upward, giving out the illusion of a longer face rather than just a round one.
Rectangular Face = Aviator Frames
If you have a longer face than usual, the wider glasses, also known as aviator spectacles are definitely for you. Since they are wide, they will make your long face appear shorter and wider. That is the best contrast you could give a face shape that is longer than it is wider. Aviator frames will give your face the balance that it needs. If you wear narrow rectangular eyeglasses with a long face, your long face will look longer so try to void choosing them.
Square Face = Oval or Round Frames
If you have a square-shaped face, your best bet is to try on oval frames that are narrow. Those will provide a great contrast because they will reduce the appearance of strong angles in all fours. You need to create an illusion that your face is curvy and is longer than it is that's why you will need narrow, oval glasses to soften your features.
Heart shaped Face = Rectangle or Oval Frames
Heart-shaped people who have wider foreheads and thinner jaw lines will need a lot of help from the narrow frame styles. Whether it is rectangular or oval, your goal is to choose a pair of eyeglasses that will provide contrast to your face shape and not imitate it. Stay away from aviator glasses or shades because they will only emphasize the shape of your face. You must also remember to avoid semi rimmed glasses, as they will draw attention to the wider part of your face. You may go either fully rimmed or rimless. But your best choice is mostly the rimless type in light colour frames, as they will give the illusion of a thinner face, which should be your goal.
Oval Face = The world is your oyster!
People who have oval-shaped faces are lucky. Their choices are wide and varied. There is no limit as to what kind of glasses and in what shape you should buy. With a perfectly shaped oval face, which is balanced and proportioned, every pair of glasses will look absolutely beautiful. In this case, you can go wild and crazy or classic and tame – your face shape will have no problems with your choice. Let your personality dictate what kind of eyeglasses to buy – the sky's the limit.
We've trawled YouTube for the best video on choosing eyewear for your face shape. Checkout this rather glitzy video from FabTV on choosing sunglasses:
The good news is that here at OneSpecs we have a wide range of products classified according to frame style. Use our glasses filter to select the type of frame most suitable to your face shape.
If you need any help then please give us a call or email us. Why not send us our photo oand a link to the glasses you are interested in and we'll give you our thoughts plus may be recommend some other frames that might suit you. Happy shopping!