Face shapes

Posted on 31 Dec 15:18

Face shapes

Oval Face
Any style works for persons with an oval shape. Try with the latest looks such as wraparounds or shields. Also sqaure shaped frames with gently rounded edges and higher temples also look fabulous on an oval face.

Suggested Frames: Any frame shape.

Round Face
This face type should look for frames equal to or slightly wider then the broadest part of the face. To make the face appear longer and thinner,you may minimize the curves and add definition with soft, angular, rectangular styles or double brow styles. To create a longer profile try frames with higher temples. Eyeglasses with brow bars also pull the eye upward, making the face appear longer.

Suggested Frames: Wider frames with angular/rectangular styles.

Diamond Face
This face shapes consists of wide or high cheekbones with a narrow forehead and chin. To soften the contour of the face we recommend oval eyeglasses. Another fit that will work well with this face is a soft curves square frame. The styles should be no wider then the top of the cheekbones.

Suggested Frames: Oval, Square, Rimless.

Square Face
This face shape has a B jaw line, a broad forehead and wide cheekbones. Soft curvy styles will reduce the angles of your face and give you more definition such a cat eyes. We recommend classic ovals for the the face type/shape.

Suggested Frames: Round, Cat Eyes.

Oblong Face
You may widen and shorten the face with eyeglass styles that do not go beyond the widest part of the face. This face type looks better with round or square shapes. Frames with short horizontal and long vertical lines will also fit well. Adding decorative or contrasting templates will make the face look wider.

Suggested Frames: Round, Square.

Triangle Face
Triangular shape faces usually have a narrow jaw and wide forehead. The lower portion of the face can be softened by accenting the eye area. Styles such as cat eyes should angle outward at the top corner and be wide enough to balance the jaw line. We recommend trying metal frames with rimless.

Suggested Frames: Frames with a straight top line, Cat Eyes Triangular shape faces usually have a narrow jaw and wide forehead.

Skin tone

Pale Complexions
We recommend trying lightweight frames like those with a touch of color such as a rose or amber. Tortoiseshell frames look great on persons with fair complexions (avoid darker versions) but clear, blue or green tinged frames may drain color from cheeks.

Dark Complexions
Olive Mediterranean, Golden or Asian skin and dark hair look stunning in silver, gold or clear frames. Avoid black, which can be too heavy for your complexion.