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When you’re shopping for eyewear — whether it be sunglasses or eyeglasses — it always seems difficult to find just the right pair. Doesn’t it?
Good news: the #1 best tip for finding the perfect glasses for you is to hone in on glasses shape & face shape — because different styles of glasses definitely look best on certain types of faces.
The process is similar for men and for women.
So here’s how to find the best pair of sunglasses or eyeglasses based on your own face shape…
For Oval-Shaped Faces — faces that have balanced proportions, a narrow forehead and jaw line, a chin slightly narrower than the forehead, and high cheekbones
- You’re in luck! Most frame shapes work well on oval-shaped faces.
- Try rectangle, square, butterfly, or other geometric-shaped frames to add angles to your oval-shaped face.
- Avoid frames that are too large for your features.
- Here are a few examples of eyeglasses that work well on a woman’s oval face and on a man’s oval face.
For Oblong-Shaped Faces — faces with a narrow shape that’s longer rather than wider, high cheekbones, a long nose, and a tall forehead
- You want to find frames with decorative or contrasting temples to add width to your face.
- Try tall, round, square, or broad frames to create the illusion of a shorter face.
- Avoid small and short frames that accentuate your face length.
For Square-Shaped Faces — faces that are proportional in length and width, have a strong, prominent jaw line, square chin, wide cheekbones, and broad, deep forehead
- You want frames that are more horizontal than vertical.
- Try round, cat-eye, butterfly, or oval styles to soften and create curves for a square-shaped face.
- Avoid geometric and square-shaped frames.
- Here are a few examples of eyeglasses that work well on a woman’s square face and on a man’s square face.
For Diamond-Shaped Faces — faces with a small forehead, high cheekbones, narrow eyes, narrow jaw line, and small chin
- You’re looking for frames that are no wider than the top of your cheekbones.
- Try cat-eye, oval, or rimless styles to maintain balance and emphasize your cheekbones.
- Avoid narrow frames that can draw attention to your narrow eye line.
For Heart-Shaped Faces — faces with a wide forehead, narrower jaw line, high cheekbones, and a narrow chin
- You want frames with low-set temples to add balance to your face.
- Try butterfly, cat-eye, or round frames to balance and soften your facial features.
- Avoid top-heavy styles and decorative temples.
- Here are a few examples of eyeglasses that work well on a woman’s heart-shape face and on a man’s heart-shaped face.
For Triangle-Shaped Faces — faces that have a narrow forehead and eye line that widen at the cheeks and chin
- You’re looking for glasses that minimize the width and draw attention away from lower half of your face.
- Try semi-rimless or top-heavy styles that accentuate and balance your facial features.
- Avoid low-set temples (that widen your jaw line) and narrow frames (that are out of proportion).
For Round-Shaped Faces — faces with equal width and length with few angles, full cheeks, and a rounded chin
- You want angular frames to sharpen and add definition to your facial features.
- Try rectangular, upswept, or horizontal frames so your face will appear longer and thinner
- Avoid large, round frames that shorten and make your face look even rounder.
- Here are a few examples of eyeglasses that work well ref=”https://www.ehow.com/video_4400397_choosing-womens-eyeglasses-round-faces.html”>on a woman’s round face and on a man’s round face.
Here’s another video example of how to find your face shape.
More About Sunglasses To Fit Your Face Shape
- VIDEO: Women’s Sunglasses by Face Shape
- What’s Your Face Shape?
- Choosing The Right Sunglasses For Your Face
- Flatter Your Face
- Choosing Sunglasses To Fit Your Face Shape
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