Choosing the Right Frames for Your Face Shape

Choosing the Right Frames for Your Face Shape

If you've been wearing glasses for very long, you know the feeling­ of standing in front of a wall with rows and rows and rows of frame options with a sinking feeling that you may never make it out of there with a pair. But picking out a pair of glasses should be fun and easy, and at our offices we do all we can to make sure you walk away with a pair of frames you love.

One of the best places to start in choosing frames is by finding a pair that best complements your face shape. 

Oval faces are widest at the cheekbones, have balanced proportions, and a narrow chin. If you have an oval shaped face then you're in luck, really any style will look good on you, round or square. Just be careful to not to go too big– oversized frames may be too large for your facial features.

Round faces, like oval, are also widest at the cheekbones, but shorter in length than oval. Round faces have soft jawlines and rounded chins. If you have a round face shape, stick with square or more angular frames to contrast your features. Avoid rimless, small or circular glasses that will make your face shape appear even rounder.

If you have a square face shape then your temples, cheekbones, and jawline are close to being equal at the widest part of your face. Anyone with a square face, don't add to the angles. Look for round or oval frames that will contrast your features; avoid geometric and square shapes.

Heart shaped faces are widest at the temples, and taper down to the chin. Balance the width of your face with oval and round shaped frames. Stay away from darker frames that will bring more attention to your wide forehead and high cheekbones.

Bonus Tip
Choose a frame color that complements your skin tone, hair color, and eye color.

Most importantly, do the glasses feel good? Do you like how you look? If so, flaunt what you got and enjoy your new frames! If you're ready to pick out new frames, stop by one of our offices in Little Rock or Hot Springs!