Frame Styles

Matching Face to Frame…

Just as there are certain hair styles that look better on different people, there are also certain styles of eyeglasses that look better – or worse – on different people. No one in this world looks like you or is shaped like you, so you shouldn’t assume that all eyeglass frames will be your best look. What’s good for your best friend may not be good for you. Read below about the different face shapes and learn which style(s) of frames look best on you.

Oval

the most common face shape is oval. Your forehead, cheekbones, jaw line and chin are balanced and proportionate to each other. Because the face is proportional, almost any shape of frames suits you! Try square or geometric- shaped frames that soften the effects of your curved features.

Round

Your face is somewhat short and broad with full cheeks and rounded angles and chin. Geometric and square-shaped frames lessen your curves and add structure to your face. You should stay away from round frames or large frames that shorten your face.

Diamond

You have a narrow jaw line and forehead with wide cheekbones. When choosing frames, you should aim to reduce width at the cheek line. You should avoid thin or narrow frames that emphasize the chin and forehead.

Heart

You have a wide forehead, eye line and cheek bones, with a pointed, narrow chin. You should look for frames that mask the width of the upper part of your face, such as round, narrow or rimless frames. You should stay away from thick, decorative frames.

Oblong

Your forehead, cheekbones and jaw line are all narrow, and your neck is usually long and thin. You should choose frames that add width and fullness, such as wide-temple and decorative frames. Avoid narrow or rimless glasses that accentuate your narrow features.

Square

You have a broad forehead and cheekbones with a square, often wide chin. This shape needs frames that will soften the effects of the angles, such as oval and round frames. Glasses that are wider at the outermost edges and narrow toward your nose (butterfly-shaped frames) are a good choice for you. Stay away from square-shaped or geometric frames that bring attention to the angular structure of your face.