Great eyewear can accentuate your best features, bring out your personality, and enhance your style. However, with so many options, you may feel overwhelmed and have no idea where to start when it comes to choosing your frames.
These are some general guidelines you can follow to discover what frames work best for different face shapes.
Square or rectangular frames seem to work better on round faces because they tend to be wider. Wearing wide glasses can make your face appear slimmer and longer, which will balance out your rounder features. Typically rimless, round, and small frames tend to highlight roundness and may enhance the rounder aspects of the face.
If you have an oval face, frames with a thick bridge and a geometric design would likely look wonderful on you. Eyewear that is wider than the broadest part of your face typically works well. Try to avoid oversized glasses, since oval faces are naturally symmetrical and large frames often throw off the balance. It’s best to find shapely frames that will accentuate the symmetry of your face.
If your face is angular and square, eyewear that sits high on the bridge of the nose works well, along with oval or round glasses. Both styles add balance and thin out the appearance of angles. Likewise, angular and boxy frames will draw attention to and sharpen the natural edges of your face and may make your face appear too boxy.
A diamond-shaped face is characterized by a narrow forehead and chin, and frames that sweep up or are wider than your cheekbones will likely flatter your face. Shapes like cat-eye or oval will do wonders for accentuating your cheekbones. Boxy and narrow frames, on the other hand, will draw attention to the wideness of your cheeks, while enhancing your more narrow areas--so it’s best to avoid those.