there are three aspects to consider when choosing the correct eyeglass frame for your face shape:
- The frame shape should contrast with the face shape.
- The frame size should be in scale with the face size.
- Eyewear should repeat your personal best feature (such as a blue frame to match blue eyes).
While most faces are a combination of shapes and angles, there are seven basic face shapes:
A square face has a strong jaw line and forehead. To soften the angles, try narrow frames, frames that are wider than they are deep, and narrow ovals.
Look for frames that are wider than deep to help lengthen and narrow the face. Rectangle style frames often look the best.
To minimize the width of the forehead, try frames that are wider at the bottom or rimless styles.
Oval faces look good in most styles of eyeglass frames.Find frames that are as wide or wider than the broadest part of your face.
A diamond face has a narrow forehead and narrow cheekbones. To balance the width of the jaw, try semi-rimless frames or other top heavy styles.
Heart shaped faces have a broad forehead, wide cheek bones, and a narrow chin. Look for rimless, cat eye or butterly frames to help balance the jawline and cheeks. Narrow, round frames can also help soften the forehead.
Oblong face shapes are long and thin. Add more width to the face by using frames with more depth and/or decorative features.