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Whether you’ve been wearing glasses for decades or you’re just getting acquainted with them, it can be difficult to find the right frames for your face shape. No matter where you’re shopping, you probably have hundreds of frames to choose from. But beware that only a select few will compliment your facial features.

There are seven different types of face shapes. Not to mention that you should also consider your skin tone, the color of your eyes, and the color of your hair when selecting a pair of eyeglasses. So, choosing the right frames boils down to knowing these features about yourself.

If you’re asking yourself, “what type of glasses should I get,” then you’re in the right place. In this article, we’re discussing the best eyeglass frames for each individual face shape and a few other pointers for choosing eyeglasses. Keep reading to learn more.

How to Choose the Best Eyeglass Frames For Your Face Shape

One of the telltale signs that you need new glasses is if you don’t feel confident behind your frames. If you feel dull and out of place with your glasses on, then they aren’t the right glasses. You should feel beautiful or handsome and luxurious wearing your glasses.

Finding the right glasses frames for your face shape makes it fun to wear glasses again. Here are the common face shapes and the styles of glasses that you should consider correspondingly. We’ll also talk about the color of your glasses depending on your skin tone, eyes, and hair.

Round Face

A round face has no angles. The proportions are the same for the length and width of your face.

If you want to lengthen your face, you can look for angular, narrow frames. They will also make your face appear thinner. Additionally, rectangular frames are a good choice. Make sure they are wider than they are deep to accentuate your features.

Heart Shaped Face

A heart-shaped face is just as it sounds, in the shape of a traditional heart. This means the top third of your face is wide and the bottom third of your face is narrow.

To reduce the width of the top of your face, look for frames that are wider at the bottom. Light colored frames are also a good choice for heart-shaped faces because they offer a light, airy appearance. You can also look for rimless frames to keep your features at the forefront of your face.

Base Down Triangle Face

If you have a narrow forehead with cheekbones that widen into the chin, then you have what’s considered a base down triangle face shape.

Cat eye shapes are great for this face shape because it accentuates your natural features. You should also look for frames with heavy accents of color at the brow or other detailing on the frame. This will add width to your forehead.

Diamond Face Shape

Broad, high, and dramatic cheekbones accompanied by a narrow forehead and jawline comprise a diamond shaped face. This is the rarest type of face shape.

Try eyeglass shapes like oval or cat eye shapes. You may also want to choose frames with detailing or distinctive brows to help soften your cheekbones and highlight your eyes.

Oblong Face Shape

Oblong faces are similar to oval except they also have a straight cheek line. The face is longer than it is wide.

To add width to your face, look for frames with decorative arms at the temples. You may also want to try frames that have less width than depth.

Oval Face Shape

Oval faces are the most common and considered to be the easiest to put frames on because of their balanced proportions. An oval face is longer than it is wide with plump cheekbones.

Walnut shaped frames are a good choice. Basically, you want to look for frames that alternate from your own face shape. Look for frames that are at least as wide as the broadest part of your face, maybe wider.

Square Face Shape

A broad forehead with a strong jawbone makes up a square face shape. The length and width of the face are also relatively the same.

If you want to soften your features, look for narrow frames with oval shapes. This will also make you look younger and draw from the depth of your face.

Hair Color

You may have either a warm or cool hair color. Warm hair colors include brownish black, golden blond, blond-gold, and dirty colors. Cool hair colors include Auburn, white, blond, strawberry blond, and ash brown.

Look for lighter frames for warm colors and just about any color frame for cool colors, depending on your skin tone and eye color, of course.

Skin Tone

Skin tones are also categorized as warm or cool. A warm skin tone has a yellow hue while a cool complexion is underlined with pink or blue.

Warm skin tones can get away with various color frames but those with cool skin tones should opt for lighter colored frames.

Eye Color

Look for frames that highlight your eye color. If you have blue eyes, look for lavender or aquamarine tortoiseshell frames. Brown eyes should wear colored frames, too!

Final Thoughts

Choosing the best eyeglass frames for your face shape doesn’t have to be overwhelming and stressful. Just keep these tips in mind when you start shopping for frames and rest assured that you’ll find something complimentary.

Remember to consider your lifestyle when you choose an eyeglass frame. If you’re particularly active you may want to find eyeglass frames that have adjustable arms. Likewise, if you fall asleep with your glasses on, adjustable frames are less likely to break.

When you’re ready to invest in a new set of eyeglasses, check out our collections. We have selections from all of the top designers and name brands.

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