How to Choose the Right Glasses for Your Face Shape

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Face shapes are characterized by forehead, chin, cheekbones, and jaw. Each face shape has its own distinguishing features and requires clever choice of frames. You may like a pair of glasses for the first time, but then change your mind as you try on another one. With many glasses available on the market, it is really difficult to choose the right ones for your face. The secret is to choose ones that balance your natural face shape. Following are four common categories of face shapes and recommended glasses for each one of them.

 

Square Face Shapes


A square-shaped face has a prominent forehead and a strong jaw line. The width and length of the face is almost equal. Celebrities who have square face shapes include Sandra Bullock, Mario Lopez, Nick Lachey, and Demi Moore.


Demi Moore

Demi Moore

If you have such a face shape, you should pick glasses that are slightly rounded at the edges to balance your features. Soft, round lines or minimal frames can help play up your strong features.

 


Slightly rounded frames help soften your features.

Slightly rounded frames help soften your features.

 

Heart-Shaped Face Shapes


Heart face shapes are characterized by a prominent forehead and cheekbones and a narrow chin. The jaw line is narrow. Justin Timberlake, Johny Depp, Reese Witherspoon, and Jennifer Love Herwitt are those celebrities with heart-shaped faces.

 

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Jennifer Love Herwitt

You should pay attention to balance proportions throughout the face when when choosing frames for glasses. Oval-shaped glasses will help widen the appearance of the chin while rounder eye-glasses will help balance the board forehead.


Oval-shaped glasses help balance your features.

Oval-shaped glasses help balance your features.

 

Round Face Shapes


The round face is characterized by an almost equal width and length. Cheeks are full and angles are much soft. Celebrities like Kanye West, Jack Black, and Drew Barrymore have round face shapes.

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

If your face is round, you should select frames which have straight or angular lines. Slightly angular and rectangular frames may help to downplay the roundness.

 


Slightly angular and rectangular frames may help to downplay the roundness.

Slightly angular and rectangular frames may help to downplay the roundness.

 

Oval Face Shapes


Oval faces tend to have balanced features. They are longer than their width. The forehead is slightly larger than the chin. Thus, they are the most common. Celebrities blessed with oval face shapes include Jude Law, Ryan Gosling, Jessica Alba, Julia Roberts, and Jennifer Aniston.


Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba


When choosing frames, you should avoid anything that unbalances your proportions. Frames should cover as much of the center of the face and broader than the widest part of the face.

 


Bear in mind to avoid anything that unbalances your proportions

Make sure you avoid anything that unbalances your proportions

 

 

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Related links:

Choosing Eyeglass Frames For Your Face Shape

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This article was published on 2012/05/31