The Best Glasses for your Face Shape

If you wear glasses regularly, you’ll know that your glasses are your most important accessory. You’ll also be familiar with the tedious process of picking out new frames every once in a while. Some frames look fantastic while others fall flat. It can be hard to pinpoint what it is about certain frames that just don’t look right – but there is a reason. The shape of your face can determine whether certain styles will suit you or not. In this post we help you determine both your face shape and which style frames will accentuate your best features, and those to avoid.

Before you can decide which glasses look best for your face, you will need to determine your face shape. The four most common shapes are oval, round, heart, and square.

Oval faces are defined by balanced features, evenly proportioned and softly rounded. An oval face will have a slightly curved jawline that is narrower than the forehead. Oval faces are considered the most versatile face shape.

Frames to complement:
Luckily for those with oval shaped faces, almost all frame shapes will suit. Be adventurous and try some modern, angular styles with a coloured frame.
Frames to avoid:
Try to avoid any frames that are oversized as they may be too large for your features.

Round faces are generally short with wider forehead, full cheeks and a rounded chin. Round faces are sometimes associated with youth and can make a person appear younger than they are.

Frames to complement:
Consider square or angular styles as they draw attention to the top half of the face and provide a nice contrast to your face shape.
Frames to avoid:
Best to avoid round, short or small frames. Frames that are wider than they are tall slim the face, while rounded or square frames can be unflattering.

A relatively rare face shape, those with a heart-shaped face possess a broad forehead that flows into a narrow chin and will often have high and angled cheekbones.

Frames to complement:
Try oval or round frames as they balance the width of your face. To balance narrow chins, try thin, lightly coloured frames.
Frames to avoid:
Try to avoid top-heavy frames or any with dark or overly decorative designs.

Those with square-shaped faces have proportionate width and length with a broad forehead and strong jawline.

Frames to complement:
For this face shape, consider oval or round frames as they soften the jawline. A dark or bold colour will complement best.
Frames to avoid:
Try avoiding geometric or light-coloured frames, as you may be giving your face too many angles.

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