Two guidelines you need to know when choosing your next pair of glasses: Don’t duplicate the shape of your face and choose a COLOR or METAL that is in harmony with your Warm ( gold, tortoise, rust, or brown frames) or for Cool (silver, gun-metal gray, burgundy-red, or black frames) skin tone:
Discover Your Face Shape
If you just asked yourself; “what in the world is my face shape?” You can simply ask a loved one (however, to preserve the love, some of you may prefer to find the answer out yourself.) To do this, simply look in the mirror and answer these easy questions:
- (Height and Width) Is my face longer than wide? or is it about even in both dimensions?
- Is my face wider up top than towards the bottom? or vice versa? or pretty even all the way down?
- Do I have strong angles on my face, or is it more curved?
Keep it simple by deciding if your face closely matches to a round, square, oval, or heart shape.
How to Match A Face Shape With Glass Frames
The overall frame width should be close to your overall face width.
- Round – A face that is round has curved outline with the overall length and width proportions being approximately equal. A pair of glasses that are angular and narrow will lengthen and help to make a round face appear thinner. Rectangular glasses usually go very well on round faces.
- Square – A face that has similar proportions in the length and width, as well as a strong jawline coupled with a broad forehead usually leads to a square face shape. Look for frames that will soften the facial angles and are wider than they are longer. This will lengthen the face and lead to a narrower appearance. Oval shaped lenses usually go very well with square face shapes.
- Oval – An oval face is longer than it is wide. Using a frame that has vertical height will make the face appear shorter and well balanced. Look for frames that are deep from top to bottom, this covers a portion of the extended cheeks. Look for fun and exciting temples to add extra width to the face as well.
- Heart – A heart shaped face is wider up top and narrows towards the chin. (Both men and women can have heart shaped faces.) Look for frames that are wider at the bottom than at the top. Lighter frames and rimless designs go very well with heart shaped faces.