With summer sun coming in fast, I want to get real about an accessory we often leave out of our daily dressing routine. It is one that works for every season of they year, and for those who need them every day too! Today, I want to address the most common accessory that we tend to think the least about…your glasses!
A lot of people overlook glasses as a key accessory since they are typically considered for function, not fashion. You have your one “go-to” pair that you whip out everyday without a second thought. They are usually ones we have had for years, and the prescription is probably completely out-of-date.
Let alone… are they even right for your face shape? Let’s dig a little deeper to learn more about what face shape works with the best frames.
There are 5 common face shapes: Oval, Round, Heart, Diamond, and Square. Each one has specific frames that fit and shape a face in the right ((AND WRONG)) way!
1.} Oval Face Shape Glasses:
- Features: Lightly curved jawline that is a little narrower than the forehead; Cheekbones are high and angled
- Most versatile face shape
- Recommend: Any round or square shapes (Goal: give a nice contrast to facial curves)
- Avoid: oversized styles (Tip: Don’t choose frames too large for facial features)
2.} Round Face Shape Glasses:
- Features: Full cheeks; A wide forehead and a rounded chin
- Recommend: Square or strong, angular frame shapes (Goal: provide contrast to face)
- Avoid: too small or too short of frames, round styles (Tip: Frames that are wider than they are tall give the illusion of a slimmer face)
3.} Heart Face Shape Glasses:
- Features: Broad forehead that extends down to a small chin; High and angled cheekbones
- Recommend: Oval and round shaped glasses, Thin, light-colored frames to balance narrow chins (Goal: Balance the width of your face)
- Avoid: Top-heavy styles or decorative designs (Tip: Don’t draw too much attention to upper face)
4.} Diamond Face Shape Glasses:
- Features: Wide cheekbones and a narrow forehead; Angular jaw lines
- Recommend: Oval and rimless frames, Glasses with strong brow lines (Goal: Balance and enhance facial features)
- Avoid: Very narrow or thin frames (Tip: Don’t draw unnecessary attention to your narrow eye line)
5.} Square Face Shape Glasses:
- Proportional in width and length; Broad forehead with a strong, horizontal jawline
- Recommend: round or oval eyeglasses in dark or bold-colored frames (Goal: divert away from and add contrast to strong facial features)
- Avoid: most geometric and square shapes and light-colored frames (Tip: don’t give your face too much angles)
There are several different ways to go about finding out what face shape you may be. A fun method is to trace your face shape with a bar of soap, dry erase marker, or some lipstick in the mirror.
You can also measure the width of different parts of your face, and then deduce a shape based on the results. This is a bit more complicated, and something I suggest you do with the help of a professional… Someone like me : )
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