Choosing the Right Frames to Fit Your Face

Thinking about getting new glasses? Whether it’s time for an updated prescription or you simply want to refresh your look, finding the right frames is key. Your face shape plays a significant role in determining which frames will best complement your features and highlight your unique qualities. If you want to find the right frames to fit your face, these guidelines can make your shopping experience more effective.
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Identifying Your Face Shape

To identify your face shape, start by taking a well-lit selfie in front of a mirror with your hair pulled back and your face free of accessories or makeup. Analyze your facial features, focusing on the width of your forehead, cheekbones, jawline, and the overall length of your face. Compare these features to common face shapes such as square, round, oval, heart, or triangle. By comparing your features to the descriptions below, you can easily determine your face shape and choose glasses that complement your unique facial structure.

Frames for Square Faces

When choosing frames for a square face, the goal is to soften the sharpness of your features and create balance. If you have a square face, the trick is finding frames that balance out the angular look of your face. Instead, opt for styles that soften your features, such as thin, rounded frames. Round and oval-shaped frames are particularly flattering for square faces, as they help to offset the structured lines of the face. When selecting glasses, aim for a width slightly wider than your cheekbones to ensure a harmonious fit that complements your face shape.

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 frame.

Frames for Heart-Shaped Faces

Heart-shaped faces are a bit unique in the way that the proportions of the faces 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.

Getting the Right Frames to Fit Your Face

Finding the perfect frames to fit your face is not just about enhancing your vision; it’s about expressing your unique style and personality. Your face shape serves as a guide to help you navigate through the myriad of frame options available, ensuring that you find the perfect pair that complements your features and highlights your best qualities. Whether you have a square, round, oval, heart-shaped, or triangle face, there are frames out there that are tailored to suit you perfectly. So, next time you’re in the market for new glasses, remember these guidelines to make your shopping experience more effective and enjoyable.

Ready to find your perfect frames? Explore our online frame gallery or give Looking Glass Optical a call to schedule your appointment! We’re here to guide you through the process and ensure your glasses not only look great but also last for years to come with proper care techniques.