How to Choose the Right Glasses Frames for Your Face Shape
Much like your face shape, glasses are a very personal thing. We might like the look of some frames on the stand, but the moment we try them on, they might look like a very different picture than what we were hoping for. Because of this, we are here to help you choose a pair of frames that get you the aesthetic outcome you want. Let us have a look at how you can choose the right glasses frames for your face.
Which Styles Do You Like?
When choosing a pair of frames, it is important to think about what sort of style you are looking for, as there are countless options to choose from. Whether you want chunky frames, rimless lenses, or something completely wild, have an idea in mind about what glasses would feel like “you”. If you are unsure where to start, why not go onto Pinterest, and make a digital vision board of all the different styles of glasses you like!
What is Your Face Shape?
Your face shape will help determine what glasses suit you best, and when you can combine this knowledge with your preferred style, this is when you can start choosing the pair of perfect frames. How do you determine your face shape?
There are some different ways to do this. If you want to be extremely meticulous, then grab yourself a tape measure and follow a measuring guide! Or for those who are just happy with a rough idea, have a look at the most common face shapes and which you think your face identifies with the most!
Common shapes include:
- Oval shape
- Heart shape
- Round shape
- Long shape
- Diamond shape
- Square shape
Once you have established your face shape, it is now time to look at what styles of frames will suit you best. Though you will have to bear in mind what type of lenses you will need based on your prescription, and if these are a choice for your chosen style! Nominally, those with oval-shaped faces have the easier deal, because they can get away with suiting all frame styles!
That being said, softly rounded is exceptionally flattering. For those with heart shape faces, you would ideally want the top of your frames to be wider than your forehead, which would enhance your natural face shape.
Round shape faces suit round styles to match with their softer features, whereas long shape faces often look best with angular square frames! Oval or rectangle frames will often suit those with a diamond-shaped face, with oval frames softening the features and rectangular complementing the face’s angles, depending on what look you are going for!
Whatever you choose, the only really important thing is that you like your frames and that they fit you properly so you can see properly. This is just a guide, so if you have a heart-shaped face but love round glasses, then enjoy them!