A Guide to Matching Your Face Shape With Your Eyeglasses

     Since about 75% of Americans have corrective vision eyewear, it is most likely that you will need eyeglasses at some point in your life. When you come to that point in your life, whether that time is now or in the future, you will want to know some pointers for choosing eyeglasses frames for men that will compliment the shape of your face and keep you looking stylish. Whether you want to stick with a frame that is unobtrusive or go for a bolder look, this guide will point you in the right direction to fit your style.

Getting Down to the Basics
When choosing your glasses, there are some basic rules that you should follow to ensure that your eyewear enhances your face, rather than detracts from it. The first thing you need to consider is what your face does not have. Then, you should choose a frame that provides for whatever is lacking. For example, if you have a face that is very angular, you want to add some curve to it. In this case, you would choose eyeglasses that are rounded to give your lines and planes some shape to them. The opposite is also true. If you have a curved face, you want straighter frames. Now for some more details on choosing the right eyewear for your face shape.

Round Face
A round face is one that has about the same width as it does height. The rest of the face, such as the cheeks and chin are curved. These features are considered a round face. As mentioned before, for a round face, you want to find eyeglasses that are more angular. If you get a frame that is rectangular, it will make your face look thinner and longer. Try to avoid frames that are thick. This will only make them look chunky, so thinner frames are better for your shape.

Square Face
If you have a square face, it will also have about the same width as height but will be more angled than round. Your jaw may be squared off to give you a stronger look. Round frames could be worn if you would like to get a softer look, but in order to keep your powerful look, you should choose a frame that is squared-off. Like the eyewear for a round face, stick with a slimmer frame rather than thick.

Oval Face
If you have an oval face, you are one of the lucky ones when it comes to eyewear. Oval faces have more height than width and can go with just about any shape and style of eyeglasses. If you want to add some definition, consider getting thicker frames, but don’t get them too thick or it will overpower your face. Just make sure you are avoiding extreme styles.

Heart-Shaped Face
A heart-shaped face is characterized by a small chin and narrow cheekbones. This is probably the most difficult shape to fit eyeglasses to. If you want to move the focus away from your pointed chin, you may want to choose a frame that is wide at the top and not at the bottom. A thicker frame is probably the best way to go.
When it comes down to choosing your eyewear, consider the shape of your face. By following these guidelines, you will be able to emphasize the features on your face that you like in the most flattering way.



  1. Mademoiselle Lorraine19 January 2014 at 11:06

    very useful!

  2. De ţinut minte! :-)

  3. ce legatura au americanii cu noi?

    1. Alexxandra, acest articol este un guest post si este scris de o persoana din America. Blogul meu nu este numai pentru cititorii din Romania, ci pentru toata lumea, de asta am si decis sa scriu numai in engleza.


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