How to choose the best glasses and frames for your face shape

How to choose the best glasses and frames for your face shape

Glasses add a dimension to your face, but a lot of people don't know how to buy proper glasses.

The secret is in your face shape, so every face shape has a frame that looks the best. There are generally 4 basic face shapes: square, round, oval and heart/diamond, so the easiest way to see what is your face shape, is to see where is the widest part of your face. For square face shape the forehead, the cheeks, and the chin are all wide, for round face shape the forehead is rounded, the cheeks are wide and the chin is rounded, for oval face shape the forehead is narrow, the cheeks are wide, and the chin is narrow, and for the heart/diamond on the forehead and the cheeks are wide but the chin is narrow. The important thing is to balance the size of the face and the size of the glasses. Here are some examples:

Glasses for square face shape:

The goal is to soften natural face angularity, so choose rounder frame that will help you balance and soften your face.

Glasses for round face shape:

If you have this face shape, you should choose frames that are wider than they are tall, and which are more rectangular and very structured, which will elongate your face.

Glasses for oval face shape:

The idea is to maintain the natural balance, so you should look for symmetrical glasses. The frames are structured but have a little bit softer edge on the bottom part of the frame.

Glasses for heart/diamond face shape:

On this face shape pretty much every frame looks good. The best is to choose a frame that is rectangular looking, structured but softer on the top and also on the bottom part of the frame.

If you are looking for sunglasses, you first have to decide what style you want: If you want something you can wear with anything, you should choose a pair of aviator sunglasses, if you want something more trendy you should go for the retro-inspired sunglasses. If you want something you can wear on a beach choose a pair of wayfarer sunglasses, and finally if you want something more dressy you should choose a pair of clubmaster sunglasses.

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