How to Best Choose Eye Glasses Frames for Face Shape

Choosing eyeglass frames can be a daunting task. Certain frames may attract your attention, but if they don’t suit your face shape, they simply won’t work. You may find that staying with a frame that aesthetically suits your face shape looks better.

Save yourself some time and frustration by considering industry guidelines on how to choose eye glasses frames for face shape.

There are seven basic face shapes. Here are recommendations about suitable types of eye glasses for face shapes and how frames can complement your features:

ROUND

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ROUND

Curved lines where the width and length of the face have the same proportions; there are no lines.

FIX ROUND

To make this face shape appear more oval, look for angular narrow frames. Mid or high temples to help lengthen. Colored temples to add width. Frames that are wider than deeper, such as an octagonal shape or rectangular.

SQUARE

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SQUARE

Characterized by a strong jaw line and wide forehead. Width and length are at the same proportions.

FIX SQUARE

Goal here is to soften the angles, and create a longer appearance. Look for frames that are longer than the widest part of the face, and that have more width than depth. Narrow ovals are an excellent choice.

OVAL

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OVAL

This is considered the ideal face shape. Because of its balanced proportions, it is the most aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

FIX OVAL

Goal here is to maintain the balance of the perfect oval..

OBLONG

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OBLONG

Longer than it is wider. Characteristics of a straight cheek line and longer nose.

FIX OBLONG

Choose a lower bridge to shorten the nose. Dark frames to divide the length.

TRIANGLE

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TRIANGLE

2 types – Base down triangle and base up triangle.

FIX BASE DOWN TRIANGLE FACE

Cat-eye shaped frames that have detailing on the top.

FIX BASE UP TRIANGLE FACE

Glasses frames that are wider on the bottom.

DIAMOND

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DIAMOND

FIX DIAMOND FACE

Rimless glasses or frames that have more width than depth.

When choosing eye glasses frames, Eye Care Group recommends looking for styles that contrast your face shape, are in scale with the face and accent your best features. For example, green frames look great with red hair.

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