When chosen wisely, glasses can be the perfect accessory that compliments your unique facial features. With so many different types of frames out in the market, going glasses shopping can feel intimidating. But don’t you worry! Here’s how you can find the perfect pair of glasses according to your face shape.
For Square-shaped Faces
A square face has more angular features and equally wide cheekbones, forehead and jaw. We recommend oval-shaped or round glasses for square-shaped faces to soften and balance out the hard angles. Thinner frames that are slightly wider on the side will also flatter square-shaped faces.
For Round-shaped Faces
Softer angles, slightly broader and fuller cheekbones and an equally wide forehead and jaw are typical features of a round face. This face shape looks great in bold and angular frames as they add angles and sharpen the softer facial features. For example:
- Rectangular frames: Break up the facial structure and makes your face appear longer and thinner
- Angular/geometric frames: Add sharp and distinct lines to create a more balanced look
- Cat-eye or D-frames: Accentuate your fuller cheeks while drawing attention to your eyes
For Heart-shaped Faces
Heart-shaped faces are usually widest at the forehead and gradually narrows to the jaw with high cheekbones. They suit winged out frames with a rounded base well, for example:
- Bottom-heavy frames: Create more width and are incredibly flattering if you have a narrower chin
- Frames with low-set temples: Draw attention downward and away from the forehead
- Oval-shaped frames: Bring attention up to the eyes and a great if you’re conscious of your chin
For Triangle-shaped Faces
A triangle-shaped face is widest at the jaw and gradually narrows to the forehead. You want a frame that is bolder on top and lighter on the bottom to balance everything out. A mix of round and more angular shapes, like aviators and cat-eye glasses, will suit triangular faces.
For Oval-shaped Faces
Oval faces usually have slightly wider cheekbones that gently narrow to the forehead and jaw. They are considered the most versatile face shape of all, as they suit most frame shapes. We recommend selecting a frame that is as wide as the area around your eyes to emphasize your face’s natural balance. Square, rectangular and geometric shapes are great for oval faces.
Note: remember that this is a guide and not a rulebook. Glasses are a fun way to express your style and personality, so if you like the look of a frame- go for it!
Are you looking for the perfect pair of glasses? JC Optical & Hearing has the frame for you. Our optical stores in Surrey carries a large inventory of high-quality eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses that are guaranteed to improve your vision. Call us now to find your new favourite frames!