How to Pick the Right Glasses for Your Face
Eyeglasses are a necessary tool for people of all ages. But they don’t have to just be a piece of machinery; they can help you make a bold statement about your personal style. From fine, handmade Italian eyewear to basic plastic frames, here is a guide to picking the right style of frames to make your glasses stand out as a fashion accessory based on the shape of your face.
Glasses for a Square-Shaped Face
If you have a broad, long forehead and a strong jawline, your face is considered square-shaped. Your best bet it to wear glasses with narrow frames.
Glasses for an Oval-Shaped Face
People that have a wide forehead and small chin have an oval-shaped face. Wide frames like aviator glasses help maintain the oval face’s balanced look.
Glasses for a Round-Shaped Face
If you have rounder cheeks, and a proportional width and length in your face, you want glasses that help lengthen the look of your face. Angular or rectangular frames can help you do this.
Glasses for a Diamond-Shaped Face
If your forehead and chin are both narrow, you have a diamond-shaped face. Try either rimless frames or ones that draw attention to your brow, giving it a more elongated appearance.
Glasses for an Oblong-Shaped Face
The characteristics of an oblong-shaped face are that it is longer than wide, but unlike an oval face, the chin is not narrow. People with oblong-shaped faces should opt for deep frames that have design elements that call attention to their temples.
Glasses for a Base-Down Triangle-Shaped Face
If your chin and cheeks are wider than your forehead, the center of your face forms a triangle with its base at the bottom. You’ll want to create the appearance of width, so frames with heavy designs at the top or cat-eye glasses or a good bet.