Have you ever sat in front of a wall of glasses not knowing where to start?
Have you tried on one pair after another, but still can’t find the right one?
You’re not alone. Choosing the best frames for your face can be a challenging decision. That’s why we’re here to help you find the eyeglasses that complement your face the best. But before we get started, here are some tips to help you narrow the selection.
Face shape plays an essential role in frame selection. To find your face shape, pull back your hair and note the overall shape of your face in the mirror. There are seven common face shapes.
- Round / inverted triangle
The key to finding the right frames for your face shape is to remember that opposites attract. So, choose frames that are opposite and complement the shape of your face. Here’s what you’ll need to know for each type of face shape.
Oval Face Shape
For an oval-shaped face, look for glasses that are as wide or wider than the broadest part of your face. Walnut-shaped frames are a good selection for an oval faced shape. Avoid large frames.
Round Face Shape
If you have a rounder face, opt for frames that are angular or narrowed so that they lengthen your face. You may also want to try rectangular frames with a clear bridge. Avoid round frames and rimless frames.
A heart-shaped face is wider at the top and narrower at the bottom. This shape can also be referred to as an inverted triangle. Choose frame shapes that are wider at the bottom and narrower at the top to contrast or balance your face shape. You may want to consider rimless frames and light-colored frames. Avoid embellished frames.
Oblong Face Shape
People with an oblong face shape have a straight cheek line with a face that is longer than it is wide. So, you’ll want to contrast that shape with eyeglasses that help your face appear shorter. Look for frames that are deeper than wide with embellishments at the temples, which will add to the width of your face. Avoid thin or wide frames.
Square Face Shape
Those with a square face shape have a broad forehead and a strong jaw line. And the width and length of the face or close to equal. So, you’ll want to lengthen your face and soften the angles by choosing frames that are narrow and are wider than deeper. Narrow oval glasses may be a good choice. Avoid angular and boxy frames.
Diamond Face Shape
Diamond-shaped faces have a broad cheekbone and are narrower at the top and bottom. This face shape is the rarest of them all. You’ll want to highlight your eyes and soften your cheekbones. Choose frames that have distinctive detailing at the brow line. You may also want to consider rimless frames that are oval shaped. Avoid boxy and narrow frames.
Triangle Face Shape
A triangle face shape is broader at the bottom and narrower at the top. To add width to the top of the face, select frames accent color and details on the top of the glasses. Avoid rimless and minimal frames.
Fortunately, there are glasses to fit every personality, lifestyle, and need. When it’s time to choose the best frames for your face, Dr. Fruchtman is here to guide your through your selection.
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