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How to choose the right glasses frames for my face shape?

To find the frame that will look the best on you, we recommend starting with your face shape. Once you know which shape your face most closely resembles, you can start choose the frames which suit your face best.

Finding Your Face Shape

The first step towards finding the perfect pair of glasses is to find your face shape. Because every face is unique in the angles and lines that make up the face, try to pick the shape that most strongly resembles your face. The most common face shapes are square, oval, heart, round face shapes and diamond face.

1.Best Frame Shapes for Square Faces

Square faces are distinguished by a wide forehead and cheekbones, and a strong, rectangular jawline. To soften these boxy features, choose oval or round-shaped glasses. Even aviators and cat eye frames have the right amount of softness to complement your face, but we recommend staying away from square or rectangular styles.

2.Best Frame Shapes for Heart-Shaped Faces

The heart-shaped or triangle-shaped face is very distinguishable: it’s characterized by a sharp jawline and a wide forehead. Those with a heart-shaped face may also have a widow’s peak. To balance a pointed chin, choose wide up swept styles like cat eyes, rectangular glasses, and retro square glasses.

3.Best Frame Shapes for Oval Faces

Oval and oblong face shapes are lucky; they can basically pull off any type of glasses style. Round, rectangle, aviator, or retro square — take your pick! Although you have a lot of options, keep proportion in mind: rimless or half frame readers work well with petite faces while full frame glasses are best for longer faces.

4.Best Frame Shapes for Round Faces

Since round faces are free of harsh angles, it’s best to add dimension with a pair of rectangular glasses. Uniquely-angled frames like cat eyes and retro square glasses also add dimension to soft features. Make sure to avoid round styles, which will only add extra width and curviness to a circular shape.

5.Best Frame Shapes for Diamond Faces

Diamond faces are a rare face shape, so if you fall into this category, you’re a rare gem! To balance out your features, we recommend wearing frames with soft angles like round, aviator, oval, and brow line frame shapes. Oversized frames can also work well with diamond-shaped faces.

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