Considering Your Face Shape when Choosing the Frames for Your Eyeglasses
Skillfully selected eyeglasses may achieve a surprising result that is in harmony with your face shape.
Square face shape
When we talk about a square face shape, your face may be as long as it is wide. It also means that the forehead, cheeks and chin have the same wide shape. The jaw line as well as the forehead are fully developed.
If you have a square face, the round or oval and narrow frames suit you best – these have a softening effect on you. Frameless eyeglasses or thin metal frames soften strict face lines and leave a more friendly impact. We advise you to avoid square frames. Optically, wide and square frames add on to the strictness of your face lines. Very small lenses might disappear in a square face, so we don’t recommend such frames for you.
Round face shape
A round face shape means that the whole face has a very uniform shape. The cheeks and the forehead are almost of the same width, the chin is soft. The face is shaped almost like a circle.
The people with a round face should choose frames that elongate the face optically to make it look more oval. The best way to achieve this, is by using angular shape frames. Narrow rectangular lenses are ideal. The frames should also be narrow or you might even want to consider a frameless design. In addition, a good impact might be achieved with asymmetrical frames which glasses are more narrow from below.
The round face shape should avoid eyeglasses with round as well as thick frames.
Oval face shape
The oval face shape is described by a long and narrow face: „elongated“ also means that the whole face is harmoniously shaped. The chin and the forehead are narrow, the cheeks fully developed.
As a matter of fact, an oval face may wear well nearly all eyeglass frames. According to the desired effect, you may wish to accentuate certain looks more or less, for example, with square shaped frames you can add more strictness, with round frames you can add softness. If you have the courage to experiment, then an oval face shape can wear well even the more unusual frame designs.
If you have an oval face, then you can wear different shape eyeglasses. Still, there are certain frames to pay more attention to when fitting them – for example, with glasses that are too small and round or lenses that are too narrow, not to loose something of your overall look.
Heart shape face
When we talk about a heart shape face, we mean a face with a wide forehead and eyes, and a narrow, sharp chin.
The people who have a heart shape face should prefer narrow frames and choose glasses with an oval or round shape that make the forehead seem less wide and the chin less sharp. When a man wears rectangular frames, it creates an interesting contrast that adds some extra square shape on the face.
Strong, thick and multicolored frames might not be the best choice for a heart shape face. We also recommend not to wear asymmetical frames.
Trapezoidal face shape
Trapezoidal face shape is characterized by high and distinct cheekbones, while the face is narrowest at the level of the temples.
The perfect glasses for a trapeziodal face shape are those that let the narrow temples seem wider and bring the upper side of the face to the front. This lets the cheekbones seem less prominent. This is best achieved with wide, massive frame temples or frames that widen from the top. Trapeziodal face shape should avoid small and modest frames.