Your eyeglasses should reflect your tastes and personality. Bearing this in mind, choosing your eyeglass frames should be based on your style preferences. However, most people tend to disregard the fact that beyond design inclinations, the style of your eyeglasses should take cues from your face shape. Today’s article from Eye and Vision Care gives you a basic guide on how to choose your eyeglass frames according to your face shape.
Determine Your Face Shape
The first step is to assess what your face shape is. To determine this, look at your face in the mirror in a well-lit room. Make sure to pull your hair back as you’re examining your face so you can see what the outline looks like. To make this easier, below are the seven primary face shapes.
People with oval-shaped faces are considered lucky because they have well-proportioned facial features. To maintain this balance, choose eyeglass frames that are more or less the same width as the broadest portion of your face. Your frames can be as thick or as thin as you prefer.
Having a heart-shaped face means your face is wide at the top and narrow at the bottom. To balance out the broadness of the top half of your face, choose eyeglasses that are bottom-heavy or have thicker frames at the bottom.
An oblong face is elongated and is usually paired with a straight cheek line. To shorten the length of the face, try on eyeglasses that have more depth instead of width.
A square face is characterized by a strong jaw and a broad forehead. Soften these angles by picking narrow frames that have more width than depth.
Having a rare face shape shouldn’t discourage you from picking out stylish eyeglasses that will frame your face perfectly. Soften your broad cheekbones by trying on frames that have prominent brow lines. Cat-eye frames will also work well for this face shape.
Round faces have little to no visible angles. To balance out this softness, pick angular frames that will lengthen the appearance of your face. You can also choose frames with clear bridges.
If you have a narrow forehead but your cheeks and chin are wide, you have a base-down triangular face. The best frames for you would be the top-heavy styles, including cat-eye frames.
Eye and Vision Care offers a wide selection of stylish eyeglasses. We also offer Orthokeratology. You can call us at (703) 961-9119 if you’re in Fairfax, at (703) 910-5952 if you’re in South Riding, or at (703) 659-4430 if you’re in Haymarket, VA.