November 30, 2018
If you have never worn eyeglasses before, or even if you have but you felt like your glasses really suited you, you may be looking for some advice as to which are the best frames for you. There are a wide variety of different styles to choose from and if you select the wrong ones, you may inadvertently accentuate certain facial features that you would rather play down. However, since frames aren’t cheap, you will want to make sure that you make a good selection the first time around.
You will have a little time in our optician’s offices to choose which frames you would like, but with so many to choose from it can feel like you are under immense pressure to select your style in a timely fashion. One of the best ways to narrow down your choices to those that are most likely to suit you is to identify and understand your facial structure. This is because the best frames for you will really depend on the shape of your face.
Here are the different face shapes and their key characteristics, which will help you determine which closely resembles your own.
ROUND: People with a round face have full cheeks, a rounded chin and their face is equal in length and width. Popular personalities with round faces include Chrissy Teigen, Kate Upton and Mila Kunis.
SQUARE: People with a square face have angular features, a prominent jawline and a wide forehead. Famous face with a square-shaped face include Angelina Jolie, Rosario Dawson and Lucy Liu.
OVAL: Often considered the most desirable face shape, people with an oval face have balanced features, high cheekbones and their chin is marginally narrower than your forehead. Well known personalities with oval faces include Liv Tyler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Katy Perry.
HEART: People with a heart-shaped face have a forehead that is much broader than their pointed, narrowed chin. They also have high cheekbones and a ‘widow’s peak’ hairline which is a V-shaped growth of hair towards the center of the forehead. Famous faces with a heart-shaped face include Halle Berry, Kourtney Kardashian and Eva Longoria-Parker.
INVERTED TRIANGLE: If you have an inverted triangle face shape, your forehead is the widest part of your face, which tapers into a narrow, pointed chin. Your hairline is straight or slightly rounded. Well known people with an inverted triangle face shape includes Chloe Moretz and Scarlett Johansson.
If you have a round face, then you will probably find that frames with bold angles flatter your face shape the most. Look for rectangular frames, subtle or statement cat eye styles or even retro wingtip designs.
Since people with square faces already have natural angles to work with, curved and rounded frames add softness. Round, oval browline and aviator frames are all very popular choices amongst patients with angled faces.
Most people consider oval to be the most desirable face shape since virtually all styles of glasses will suit you. This is largely because your features are more well-balanced and symmetrical than other face shapes – lucky you!
Heart-shaped faces tend to look best in rounder frames, particularly those with a deep base. You will also want to choose a style that is wider than the horizontal line of your brow as failing to do so can actually emphasis the broadness of this part of your face. Cat eye styles, aviators and retro wingtip designs are popular and look fantastic.
With a wide forehead you probably look best in frames that are widest and boldest on top and will balance out your strong jaw. Cat eye s and heavy browline styles are most suited to individuals with inverted triangular faces.
If you are in need of eyeglasses and would like further help in selecting a suitable style, contact us and our experienced staff would be happy to offer their advice and support.