How to Choose Glasses for Your Face Shape
A pair of glasses can become a great accessory that compliments your facial features and makes your look more stylish. All you need to do is determine your face shape. And 5-Minute Crafts will tell you how to choose a pair of glasses that will highlight your natural beauty and balance the proportions of your face.
Your face shape is likely to be round if:
- You have a wide forehead, full cheeks, and a soft chin and forehead lines.
- The width and the length of your face are almost the same.
Your goal: Add definition to your face with the help of strong lines and angles.
- Rectangular glasses with elegant frames
- Glasses with noticeable and vibrant patterns and bold details
- Glasses with adjustable nose pads that won’t press into the skin on your cheeks
Your face shape is likely to be rectangular if:
- You have a strong jawline.
- Your face’s length is greater than its width.
Your goal: Soften any strong angles and make your face visually broader.
- Oval glasses with curvy details
- Wider frames
- Rectangular glasses
Your face shape is likely to be heart-shaped if:
- You have a wide forehead; high, defined cheekbones; and a narrow, pointed chin.
- Your face’s width is slightly smaller than its length.
Your goal: Balance the upper part of your face, make your chin appear wider, and soften the facial features.
- Glasses that are wider than your forehead with accent elements on the ends of the frames
- Oval and rounded glasses
- Glasses of lighter colors with delicate frames
- Glasses with wide frames that might highlight the cheeks’ width
- Heavily decorated glasses
- Glasses of bright colors
Your face shape is likely to be square if:
- You have a strong jaw and wide forehead.
- Your face’s width and length are almost the same.
Your goal: Make your facial features appear softer and smooth out the angles.
- Oval and round glasses
- Glasses with thin frames
- Aviator and cat-eye glasses
- Glasses that sit high on your nose
- Square and boxy frames
- Narrow glasses
Your face shape is likely to be oval if:
- You have proportionate facial features, a narrow forehead and chin, and high cheekbones.
- The length of your face is 2 times greater than its width.
Your goal: Not to ruin the harmonious proportions of your face.
- Any type of glasses with frames that are of the same width or slightly wider than the broadest part of your face
- Glasses that are too small or too big
- Glasses with very thin frames that may make your face appear longer
Your face is likely to be diamond-shaped if:
- You have a narrow forehead and jaw and high, defined cheekbones.
Your goal: Distract attention from a narrow eye line and soften the cheekbones.
- Cat-eye and oval-shaped glasses
- Glasses with edgy elements
- Boxy and straight frames that might accentuate your cheekbones
- Narrow glasses