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Choosing frame shapes according to face shapes
To determine your face shape and which eyeglass styles will look best on you, pull your hair away from your face and look directly into a mirror. Take a close look at the overall shape and contours of your face and head.
To give balance and proportion to the face, the frame shape should always contrast with the face shape. I.e Choose an angular shaped frame if you have a round face face.
To make a round face appear thinner and longer, try angular narrow eyeglass frames to lengthen the face. Frames with a clear bridge and rectangular frames that are wider than they are deep also can be good choices.
To maintain the natural balance of an oval face shape, look for eyeglass frames that are as wide as (or wider than) the broadest part of the face. Walnut-shaped frames that are not too deep or narrow are a very good choice.
A square face shape has a strong jaw and a broad forehead, and the width and length of the face have roughly the same proportions. To make a square face look longer and soften its angles, try narrow frame styles, frames that have more width than depth, and narrow ovals.
A base-down triangular face shape has a narrow forehead and widens at the cheek and chin areas. To add width and emphasize the narrow upper third of the face, try frames that are heavily accented with color and detailing on the top half (brow) of the frame. Frames with cat-eye shapes also can be good choices.
Features of a heart face include broad forehead, wide cheekbones but narrow, small chin. Similar to people with a base-up triangle face, heart-faced people need to choose frames that add width to the lower facial section. Narrow, round frames can soften the forehead.
To help you find the perfect glasses for your face shape and coloring, first get your eyeglass prescription updated by scheduling an eye exam with an optometrist near you.