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Frames for your face shape

Choosing the perfect pair of frames to complement your face shape can make all the difference in your overall look and confidence. Whether you have a square, round, diamond, heart, triangle, or oval face, there are specific styles that will highlight your best features and balance your unique proportions. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through identifying your face shape and provide expert tips to help you find the ideal frames that enhance your natural beauty. From understanding the nuances of each shape to selecting frames that provide the perfect fit, you’ll discover how to make a stylish statement with the right eyewear.


Best frames for square shaped faces

A square face typically has a strong jawline, broad forehead, and equally wide cheekbones, creating a symmetrical, angular appearance. The width and length of your face are usually proportionate. To determine if you have a square face, measure the width of your forehead, cheekbones, and jawline. If these measurements are similar and your face has distinct angles, you likely have a square face shape. The best frames for square faces are those that soften the angles and add contrast to the sharp lines. Look for round or oval frames, which add curves and balance to your features. Cat-eye and semi-rimless styles can also work well, providing a flattering, complementary look that enhances your natural contours.

So what should you look out for in frames?
🟦 Your stunning face features tend to be widest along your jaw & forehead, so glasses that sit higher on your nose will elongate your face shape.
🟦 Opt for more rounded frames to soften your angular features.
🟦 Choose frames that won’t overwhelm your face.


Best frames for heart shaped faces

Do you have a heart shaped face? You may if you have a broad forehead, high cheekbones, and a narrow, pointed chin. This face shape resembles an inverted triangle, where the widest part is at the top and it gradually narrows down to the chin. To determine if you have a heart-shaped face, observe if your forehead is the widest part of your face and if your chin is noticeably narrower and more pointed compared to the rest of your facial features. The best frames for heart-shaped faces are those that balance the width of the forehead and add width to the lower part of the face. Look for frames that are wider at the bottom, such as aviators or rimless styles, which help soften the forehead and complement the chin. Round or oval frames can also be flattering, adding balance and enhancing your natural features.

This face shape is very versatile in frame style’s available. Example:

💙 If your chin is more narrow: Opt for a bottom heavy frame to create more width.
💙 Looking to minimize the look of glasses? Go for a light colored or rimless frame
💙 If you want to draw more attentions to your eyes, try a more oval shaped frame style.
💙 Occasionally, heart shape faces may have a bit of a forehead. If you are conscious of this, choose frames with low-set temples. It will draw more attention to the lower part of your face.


Best frames for oval shaped faces

An oval face shape is characterized by balanced proportions and a gently curved jawline. The length of the face is typically one and a half times the width, with the forehead being slightly wider than the chin. To identify if you have an oval face, look for a softly rounded hairline and chin, along with high cheekbones that are the widest part of your face. Oval faces are considered the most versatile when it comes to choosing glasses, as they can accommodate a wide variety of styles. The best frames for oval faces are those that maintain the natural balance of your features. Opt for frames that are as wide as or wider than the broadest part of your face, such as rectangular, square, or geometric shapes. Avoid overly large or small frames that could disrupt your face’s natural harmony.



Best frames for triangle shaped faces

A triangle-shaped face, also known as a pear-shaped face, is defined by a narrow forehead and a wider jawline and chin, giving it an upward triangular appearance. To identify if you have a triangle-shaped face, check if the width of your jaw is significantly greater than that of your forehead and if your face gradually narrows as you move up towards the forehead. The best frames for triangle-shaped faces are those that add width and emphasis to the upper part of the face to balance the broader jawline. Look for frames with detailed or bold tops, such as cat-eye, or browline styles, which draw attention upward and create a more balanced look. Avoid frames that are too heavy on the bottom, as they can emphasize the width of the jaw.

✨ Bonus Tip ✨ If you have more of an inverted triangle (Wider forehead, narrow chin): Opt for frames that are a bit more bottom heavy to balance and compliment your features. Light and rimless frame styles are also a good choice.



Best frames for diamond shaped faces

A diamond-shaped face is distinguished by high, prominent cheekbones, a narrow forehead, and a narrow, pointed chin, creating a face that is widest at the cheekbones. To identify if you have a diamond-shaped face, look for these key characteristics: your cheekbones are the broadest part of your face, while your forehead and jawline are both narrower in comparison. The chin is typically pointed. The best frames for diamond-shaped faces are those that soften the angles and enhance the eyes. Look for frames that have detailing or distinctive brow lines, such as cat-eye or oval shapes, which draw attention to the eyes and balance the cheekbones. Rimless or semi-rimless frames can also work well, as they don’t add extra width to the face and highlight your natural features without overwhelming them. Many frames suit this face shape. Play up your unique features with fun and funky frames, like a bold cat-eye style!




Best frames for round shaped faces

A round-shaped face is characterized by soft, curved lines with the width and length in almost equal proportions, resulting in a face that has a circular appearance with full cheeks and a rounded chin. To identify if you have a round face, look for these traits: your face has minimal angles, the width of your face is roughly equal to its length, and your cheeks are the widest part of your face. The best frames for round faces are those that add definition and structure to the softer features. Opt for angular frames such as rectangular, square, or geometric shapes, which create a contrast to the roundness and provide a slimming effect. Additionally, frames with a clear bridge can help widen the eyes, and upswept styles like cat-eye glasses can add an appealing lift to your facial features.

🔵 Rectangle frames can break up the face structure and add more angles
🔵 If you have a round face with lovely full-bodied cheeks, try a cat-eye frame to draw more attention up to your eyes
🔵 Sharp & distinct lines (like angular or geometric frame styles) can create facial balance


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