Finding the perfect glasses can be fun and doesn’t have to take an entire afternoon. The trial and error approach can be time-consuming, and the sheer number of options overwhelming. Gulf Coast Eye Institute is here to help.
Next time you are picking out new frames, try going by face shape. Certain frame styles have the ability to balance various facial features. The result? A perfect look.
What is Your Face Shape?
Very few people have faces that are entirely one shape, most people are a blend of at least two, but try to identify which is the most similar. The most common face shape is generally oval.
- Oval Face
Longer than wide, narrow jaw and forehead, with no angular lines
- Square Face
Broad jaw and forehead, with a strong, angular chin
- Round Face
Closely equal in width and length, with rounded, soft features
- Heart Face
Narrow chin, high cheekbones, and prominent forehead
- Triangular Face (base down)
Widest across the jaw, with a narrow forehead
- Kite Face
Widest at temples, angular jaw with a pointed chin
Still not sure what shape your face is?
If you have trouble imagining it, look at a picture of yourself on your phone, or into a mirror, and ask yourself these questions:
- Is your forehead wide or narrow?
- Is your jawline more hard angles or soft curves?
- It can also help to know what you want to bring attention to or draw attention away from.
Once you know your basic face shape, you can start reaching for frames that offer a natural balance to your features.
Best Glasses for Every Face Shape
Needless to say, these are only guidelines to help save time when the options are too many, or you find yourself trying on frames that aren’t flattering. The best glasses for you are the ones that make you feel attractive and deliver crystal clear vision.
- Glasses for Oval Faces
Considered the most universal of face shapes, most frames enhance oval faces.
- Glasses for Square Faces
Soften angular lines with big round, curvy, or oval frames
- Glasses for Round Faces
Thick rectangles will add angles to create distinct lines and elongate by breaking up the soft curves
- Glasses for Heart Faces
Heavy bottom rims give more width across cheekbones, ovals bring attention to eyes away from pointed chins
- Glasses for Triangular Faces
Since these faces are heavier at the jawline, for balance try glasses that are heavy up higher, such as cat eyes, D-frames, or aviator glasses
- Glasses for Diamond Faces
Delicate frames that highlight the cheekbones and eyes, such as cat eyes, rimless, or oval with a strong brow-line
- Change Up Your Look
Enjoy experimenting with different styles, and use the above tips to work with your face’s contours to help you find a pair of glasses that accentuates your positive.