Let’s face it, selecting eyeglass frames is a very personal matter. It depends on the shape and size of your face, which features are more (or less) prominent on your face such as cheek bones or nose bridge, and – of course – it depends on your own personal sense of style.
The first thing to do is to determine which general category your face shape falls into: Square, Round, Oval, or Heart. Then we can suggest frame styles that are likely to complement your face shape and features.
The square face shape is characterized by a prominent jawline, angular features and a wide forehead. We recommend eyeglass frames with rounder features to complement the strong angles of the square face. For example, consider frame shapes with curvy design elements such as round, rounded-square, oval or cateye.
A Round face features soft, rounded lines with cheeks slightly wider than the forehead and jaw. For this face shape look for frames that tend to be more rectangular or cateye instead of square or round.
Oval faces tend to show relatively balanced proportions in terms of narrow foreheads and narrow chins, with the widest part of the face being their high cheek bones. Pretty much any frame shape can work: from classic round or square styles to cateye or “wayfarer” designs.
The Heart shaped face has a broad forehead, high cheekbones, and a pointed/narrow chin with a jawline that is long and tapered. Typically, the widest part of your face is at the top and it narrows at the bottom. Look for frame designs that tend to reflect your overall face shape with a slightly wider line across the top of the frame and then taper to a narrower line across the bottom of the frame. Consider frames with strong end points at the upper corners such as a cateye shape, or a semi-rimless design.
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