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Glasses | Choose glasses for the shape of the face

 Glasses | Choose glasses for the shape of the face


Why are some glasses attractive when displayed in eyewear, but disappointing when you try them on? The frames may not be suitable for your face shape.

The shape of your face plays an important role in determining whether a certain style of glasses will look right on you.

What is the shape of my face?

To determine your face shape and the styles of glasses that will look best on you, pull your hair away from your face and look directly in a mirror. Take a look at the general shape and contours of your face and head.

Here are the seven main face shapes and the type of eyeglass frames that best suit each face shape:

Oval face

The oval shape of the face is considered ideal due to its balanced proportions.


To maintain the natural balance of an oval face, look for eyeglass frames that are as wide (or wider) as the widest part of your face.

Walnut-shaped frames, which are neither too deep nor too narrow, are a great choice.

Heart-shaped face

A heart-shaped face has a wide upper third and a narrower lower third. (This shape is sometimes referred to as an upward-pointing triangle.)


To reduce the apparent width of the top of the face, choose frame shapes that are wider at the base.

Thin, light-colored frames and rimless frames that have a light and airy appearance are also good choices.

Oblong face

An oblong face is longer than it is wide and has a long vertical line to the cheeks.


To make an oblong face appear shorter and more balanced, try frames that are deeper than they are wide.

Frames with decorative or contrasting temples also give width to the face.

Square face

A square face features a strong jawline and a broad forehead, and the width and length of the face are roughly the same proportions.


To lengthen a square face and soften its angles, try narrow frames that are wider than deep and narrow oval frames.

Diamond Shaped Face

Diamond-shaped faces are narrow at the forehead and jawline and have broad cheekbones that can be high and prominent.


This is the rarest face shape. To highlight the eyes and soften the cheekbones, try frames with trims or distinctive eyebrow lines.

Rimless glasses and oval or cat-eye-shaped frames can also be good choices.

Round face

A round face features curved lines with identical proportions in width and length, without sharp angles.


To slim and lengthen a round face, try angular and narrow eyeglass frames.

Frames with a clear bridge and rectangular frames that are wider than they are deep can also be good choices.

Triangle shaped face pointing up

An upward-pointing triangle-shaped face is narrow at the forehead and widens at the cheeks and chin.


To add width and highlight the narrow top third of the face, try frames that are heavily accented with color and detail on the top half (at the eyebrows).

Cat-eye-shaped frames can also be good choices.

Skin tone and color of eyes and hair

When choosing glasses, the shape of the face is not the only factor that determines which frames will suit you best: your skin tone and the color of your eyes and hair also play an important role.

The best glasses will complement the color of your face, eyes, and hair.


Regardless of your skin color, complexions are categorized as warm or cool.

A cold complexion has blue or pink undertones, and a warm complexion has peach or cream undertones. The olive tint is considered cold because it combines blue and yellow.

Eye color

Eye color is usually another important factor due to the many variations in eye color.

For example, blue eyes can vary from a cool, almost purple-blue to a pale gray-blue, which is warm. Brown eyes can range from a pale (warm) cider shade to medium brown, to a cool almost-black brown.

Hair color

Hair colors are categorized as warm Aussi cool gold. Strawberry blonde, platinum, blue-black, white, auburn, salt and pepper, and ash brown are cool.

Warm hair colors include black with brown highlights, golden brown, golden blonde, and gray.

Eyeglass frame colors

Once you've determined whether your shade is cool or warm, you can find the pair of glasses that looks best on you.

Here are some examples of frame colors that work best with warm hues: camel, khaki, gold, copper, peach, orange, coral, off-white, fiery red, warm blue, and light tortoiseshell.

For a cool tint, the best eyeglass frame colors are black, silver rose brown, gray-blue, plum, magenta, pink, jade, blue, and semi tortoiseshell. amber (darker).