How to Choose Glasses That Are Right For Your Face?

by ivan chen

Unlike in the days of yore, glasses are now a fun and funky accessory that can liven up any outfit. Eyewear is an extension of yourself, so you'll want to be sure that the specs you have to don everyday are right for your face shape. Whether you have a round, oval or square-shaped face, there’s a pair out there made just for you!

In order to choose properly, you first need to identify your facial features. There are 5 main categories of face shapes:

  • Square
  • Round
  • Heart
  • Triangular
  • Oval

 

Did you know that most people change their eyeglasses approximately every year? When it’s time to get new glasses, you want to make sure you get the shape right! With so many glasses to choose from, knowing what suits you best can really help in bringing out your unique facial contours.

-If you have a rounder face with fuller cheeks, a circular jaw line, centrally-located ears, and a wider forehead, you'll want to go with a bigger, chunkier frame that will match the scale of your face.

-Rounder face shapes are usually about the same size on the top as they are on the bottom, so your glasses should fall at just about the middle of your face. Geometric frames that are wider and more rectangular are perfect for this look.

-If you have an oblong and oval face, you can get away with just about any type of glasses, but be sure that they work with the size and scale of your face. You don't want a frame that will overpower your look.

-If you have a face that is wider at the top with a broad forehead that narrows down to a more pointed chin, you have a heart-shaped face. For heart shapes, it is best to work with something that mimics the natural structure of your face and jaw, and cat eyeglasses with curved outward edges are a fun, funky way to capitalize on this playful twist.

-However, if you want to go for a more natural look, try boxy, geometric frames in a soft color. If you have a square face - a shorter face with a square jaw - work to soften your hard angles by going for a rounder, more oval frame. Go for something with a bit of curve and definition, and your face will look softer immediately.

Here’s the truth about face shapes: almost nobody is a perfect heart, circle, square, or any other narrowly defined category. Hope this buying guide to help you find the perfect frame according to your face shape.