How to Choose Eyeglass Styles for Face Shape

In order to determine what type of eyeglasses will look best on you, you have to determine what face shape you have. There are seven face shapes that stylists use to decide what eyeglasses will look best on whom. It’s not hard to determine your face shape, and once you do that, there are basic rules you should follow in order to get the best looking glasses possible.


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How to Choose Eye Glasses for Face Shap
1 Determine your face shape. It will either be oval, round, heart, triangle, square, oblong or diamond.

2 Get glasses with tall frames or broad rims if you have an oblong face shape. An oblong shape is longer than it is wide. Tall frames will help create a shorter face.

3 Look for glasses that are angular or geometric in shape if you have a round face. A round face has full cheeks and a rounded chin. Geometric shapes will help sharpen the facial features. Rectangular and horizontal styles will make the face look longer and thinner.

4 Get oval- or round-framed glasses if you have a square face. The square face shape has a broad forehead and a strong jawline. The width and the length are also proportionate. Stay away from geometric eyeglasses. They will accentuate the angles on the face.

5 Get bottom-heavy frames or narrow, round frames if you have a heart-shaped face. A heart face shape is wide at the top and narrow at the bottom. Bottom-heavy frames will add width to the lower face and narrow, round frames will soften the forehead.

6 Choose semi-rimless or top-heavy frames for a triangle face shape. A triangle face shape is wide at the bottom and narrow at the top. Semi-rimless frames will accentuate the upper face and top-heavy frames will balance the width of the jaw.

7 Choose oval, upswept or rimless styles for a diamond face shape. The diamond shape features broad cheeks and is narrow at the eye line and jawline. Oval shaped glasses will maintain balance; upswept and rimless styles will emphasize the cheek bones.

8 Choose geometric shaped glasses for an oval face shape. An oval face features a chin that is slightly narrower than the forehead and high cheek bones. It is commonly known as the ideal shape and many styles will work well.

Tips & Warnings
Ask the eyeglass specialists in the store for help choosing a style that will work best for you..