When we shopping for glasses, the first thing we think about is in our preferences, right? Yes, there are so many colorful, attractive and stylish choices in the market; but if you want to look awesome, you need to find the best glasses for your face shape. Knowing which eyeglass frames are right for you will help you to pick a style that will look good on you.
The key is choosing frames that accentuate your best features.
These are a few simple guidelines to help you find the right pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses.
Step by step: Choose the perfect glasses for you face shape
1. Identify your face shape
Everyone’s face is different, however there are some general types of face. Is important to know that most of us don’t fit perfectly into only one specific type; in fact, you could share features of two different shapes. But don’t worry; if this is your case, this means you have more options to choose.
You can determine the shape of your face by standing in front of the mirror and contouring your reflection. Do it with your face relaxed and don’t include your ears.
Now, use this image as a guide and check the shape-matching:
2. Find the right eyeglass frames for you
In order to get the perfect glasses for you face shape, you should look for what complements your best facial features:
An oval face shape is slightly longer than wide and the cheekbones are the widest part of the face. Congrats! You have balanced proportions, this means your face is a perfect canvas for any type of frame.
Any style works, so you’re free to choose something that fits your personality.
A square face shape is also proportionate; the width and length of the head are nearly identical. This type of face also has a broad forehead and strong angles, like a prominent jawline.
Try to balance the hard lines of your face, so look for round, oval or aviator frames.
A round face shape has full cheeks and rounded chin. Glasses frames that have hard angles are perfect for you, because this type of face has curved lines.
You will look awesome with square and rectangular frames.
A heart-shaped face (or inverted triangle face shape) has a broad forehead, pointed chin and high cheekbones. Eyeglass frames that are wider at the bottom are best for you.
The classic aviator frame looks good on you; try also with bold frames and wayfarer frames.
In a diamond-shaped face, the length and width are pretty similar, but the cheekbones are more pronounced, and the jaw well defined. A pair of glasses with a strong brow line will look good on you.
Frames with oval or cat-eye shapes also can be good choices.
A rectangular face shape is longer than it is wide. So you’d want to avoid anything that’ll make your face look even longer. Pick frames with the upper and lower rims of the frame equal in shape.
Square, tall frames offset the length of your face.
A base-down triangular face shape has a narrow forehead, wide cheeks and a strong jaw. Try to pick eyeglass frames are slightly wider than your jaw to balance the geometry of your face.
Glasses that emphasize the top half of the frame —like half-rimmed glasses or cat-eye glasses— are perfect for you.
Last but not least, make sure that an expert helps you adjust the width of the frames you have chosen to your temple. That’s it!
If these tips helped you to find the perfect pair of glasses for your face shape, let me know in the comments.