These days, glasses have become a cool fashion accessory – and there are lots of different styles. But have you ever wondered why a pair that look great on the shelf just don't work when you try them on? It’s usually due to your face shape! But getting a great look is easy if you follow these simple tips.
First up, pull your hair away from your face and tie it back. Then stand in front of a mirror, relax your face, and draw an outline of your face using a lipstick, or a whiteboard marker (or anything that you can wipe off afterwards). This will tell you what shape your face is – oval, round, heart or square shaped.
Usually, oval faces are longer and your width is proportionally narrow to the length. The area from forehead to your jaw is fairly evenly proportioned.
Lucky you! You can choose just about any style, however if you’re concerned with balancing a longer face – go for a wide pair of patterned frames.
There’s not too much that you can’t pull off, but some oversized frames may be overpowering for narrow faces.Shop frames for oval shaped faces
The middle of your face is the widest point. The width and length of your face are similar. Your face is closer to a shape of a circle.
Many square or rectangle shapes will suit you, including rimless lens styles. Oversized frames can also help to create the illusion of a smaller face.
Circular shaped frames may not be the best choice as they can exaggerate the roundness in your face.Shop frames for round shaped faces
Your forehead is broader than your chin, which is narrow in comparison.
You’d look best in rounded frames. Think butterfly or cats eye shapes to elongate your face shape.
Your jaw width is similar to the width of your forehead, and your jaw is strong and square.
Rounder and softer frames like aviators, small retro round or large round shape or a rounded base cat’s eye style.
Strong geometric frames can make your face look more angular.Shop frames for square shaped faces
Just remember these are only guidelines! If you’re confident and love your look, go for it!
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