Choosing the Right Frames to Fit Your Face

Is it time for you to get new glasses? Whether your prescription needs to change or you want to update your look, selecting the right frames is crucial. Looking at your overall face shape will help you find a pair of glasses that complements your bone structure and emphasizes your best qualities. If choosing the right frames for your face matters to you, these guidelines will help you shop more effectively.

Pick Your Face Shape:

Frames for Square Faces

Do you have a very angular face with hard edges, a wide forehead and cheekbones, and a square jaw? If you have a square face, the trick is finding frames that balance out the angular look of your face. For example, you don’t want to choose anything with harder angles that will emphasize the structure of your face. Instead, you want to soften some of your features with a thin, rounded frame. Round and oval-shaped frames are the best fit for square faces. The width of the glasses should be just a touch wider than your cheekbones.

Frames for Round Faces

Maybe you have the opposite of a square face with much softer angles, known as the round face shape. With this facial structure, you likely have wide cheekbones that are proportional to a wide forehead. Because roundness is the opposite of squareness, you will want to keep a different set of priorities in mind when shopping for your glasses. Instead of round frames, you want to balance out the roundness of your face with more angular or rectangular frames. They can be relatively bold in terms of thickness, and they should always sit just above your cheekbones.

Frames for Oval Faces

While a round face makes a circle, oval faces are a bit more elongated. You may have wider cheekbones with a narrower forehead and jawline. If this describes you, then you have many different styles of frames. Choose something bold and possibly even colorful to flatter your bone structure. You can choose a square, rectangular, or even more geometrically shaped frames.

Frames for Heart-Shaped Faces

Heart-shaped faces are a bit unique in the way that the proportions of the face arrange themselves. The widest point of the face is typically the forehead, and it gradually narrows as you reach toward the jaw. Finding the perfect frames will be a breeze if you are fortunate enough to have this face shape. You can choose from:

  • Bottom-heavy frames
  • Frames with light colors or no rims
  • Oval-shaped frames

Many different styles look great on heart-shaped faces. The key is to find frames that are wider than the forehead. The rest of the decision for your frames is entirely up to you!

Frames for Triangle Faces

Triangle faces tend to be wider at the jaw and narrower as they make their way to the forehead. Because of the balance of the facial features, you will want to invest in frames wider than your jawline. You may also want a design that features heavier details on the top half of the frames. Aviator and cat-eye frames tend to be popular for this face shape. Both shapes are set to be quite trendy through 2022.

Getting the Right Frames for Your Face

Once you figure out what face shape you have, finding the perfect glasses to complement that shape is much more straightforward. When you are ready to invest in new frames, give Looking Glass Optical a call to schedule your appointment! We’ll help teach you how to properly care for your lenses so that those frames last for years to come.