FIND YOUR FIT - FACE SHAPE
Knowing your face shape is a great tool in selecting frames. Learn how to use your curves and angles to find the styles that will suit you best.
Round faces are all about curves. With fuller cheeks, wide forehead and a rounded chin, round faces are usually proportional in width and length.
Round faces are the perfect showcase for strong angular shapes, just look for frames with lenses that are wider than they are deep. Rounds also play well with frames that have a slight upsweep at the corners to show off those great cheeks and brings focus to the eyes. Try Jack, Rudy, and Taylor.
Oval faces are well balanced, with a gently curved jawline that is slightly narrower than the forehead. Cheekbones are generally high and face length is approximately 1.5 times the width. Oval is a versatile face shape with features that can work with a variety of frames.
Square and rectangular frames add contrast to the curved lines of the oval face. Other shapes are fair game as well, just be sure to keep scale in mind. Ovals biggest downfall is a frame that is too small or too large, throwing off the natural balance of the face. Try Alex, Margot, and Pepper.
Characterized by a broad forehead, strong horizontal jawline and square chin, square faces are generally proportional in width and length. The key for squares is to find frames that allow their architectural features to shine.
Try softer oval or round shapes to contrast the straight lines of the square face. For rectangular frames, choose those with softened edges and avoid sharp corners. Choose frames that emphasize the browline with shape or color to balance out the jawline. Consider George, Milo, and Oscar.
Rectangular faces have more length than width. Typical characteristics include a long forehead, high cheekbones, and a longer nose. The right frames will add width and break up the length of the face.
Go for frames with a strong or accented brow line that give a strong horizontal element. Frames with a bit of depth in the lenses will balance the length of the face. Shapes with rounded edges and curved lines will soften the angularity of the face. Stay away from small, narrow lenses that will exaggerate face length. Try Lola, Einstein, or Lee.
Heart shape faces feature a broad forehead that tapers to a small chin. Cheekbones are generally high and angled following the contour of the face. The trick for heart shapes is to find shapes that balance the varying widths of their face.
Opt for frames that highlight your amazing cheekbones -- cat eye frames are great for this! Bottom rimless frames are also flattering, as well as some of the rounded frames. Try Sadie, Reese or Westley.