Which Glasses Suit My Face?

Which Glasses Suit My Face

When you’re in uniform, nothing else you wear should distract from your duty, which is why any glasses worn should be conservative and understated. When you’re out of uniform, however, the choices can become overwhelming. Either way, a great way to narrow down your choices and make sure you’ve got the right fit is to focus on arguably the most important factor when choosing a pair of frames – their shape.

Before you can choose the right shaped glasses frames though, you need to learn a thing or two about your own face shape.

Discovering Your Face Shape

A quick search of ‘which glasses suit my face’ brings up endless information on frame designs for different face shapes. But for us, it all comes down to 7 basic face shapes: oval, round, square, rectangle, triangle, diamond, and heart shaped.

So how can you find out which of these 7 shapes you are? It’s simple: using your smartphone, take a selfie. Then using a drawing tool on your phone, mark the outline of your face. Alternatively, if you want to use a more traditional method, stand in front of a mirror and use a dry erase marker on it to draw around the outline of your face.

How To Select The Best Frame For Your Face Shape

Before we look at flexon glasses frames for face shapes, it’s helpful to understand certain components that make up a pair of glasses frames. The width of your frame runs from left to right, while the depth runs from top to bottom. The arms of your frames which run along the sides of your face are called the temples, while the front of your frames feature the bridge, which goes over your nose, and the rims, which encase the lenses.

Each of these features plays a part in creating the ideal frames for your face shape, that balance out and complement your facial features.

Rectangular Faces

Rectangular Faces

If you have a rectangular face, the length will be greater than its width and you’ll most likely have fairly straight cheek lines. Frames that accentuate the width of your face will balance out the length of your face.

To do this, avoid narrow, rectangular frames and choose frames with more depth, such as square shapes. Draw attention to the width of your face with temples that have striking patterns or contrast in color to the rest of your frames. If you’re looking to highlight your cheekbones, frames with upturned corners, such as cat eye frames, are ideal.

Diamond-Shaped Faces

Diamond-Shaped Faces

Diamond-shaped faces are wide at the cheekbones but narrow at the eye line and jawline. To balance striking cheekbones, try oval, semi-rimless glasses with a bold browline – a browline refers to the bridge and upper rims of your glasses. Alternatively, you can balance your cheekbones by wearing oval, rimless frames. In either case, the oval shape will soften the angles of your face.

Square Faces

Square Faces

If you have a square face, you will have an equally wide forehead and jawline with a square chin. The best way to balance square shapes is with round glasses. These will contrast and soften up your angular features. You can also try narrow rectangular or oval frames to make your face appear longer. We recommend trying bold, round acetate frames or cat eye frames.

Heart-Shaped Faces

Heart-Shaped Faces

Heart-shaped faces have a wide forehead and cheekbones but a narrow, small chin. There are lots of glasses frames for a heart-shaped face, but oval frames are particularly complimentary. Avoid bottom-heavy, chunky frames and instead, choose light colors and thin or rimless frames.

Triangular Faces

Triangular Faces

If you have a triangular face, the widest part of your face is your jaw with a narrower forehead. As with diamond-shaped faces, the narrow top third of your face can be balanced out with frames with a heavy browline. Draw the eye to the browline of your frames by choosing frames with bold colors or designs dominating the top half.

Oval Faces

Oval Faces

Oval faces are softly rounded, with a narrow forehead and chin and high cheekbones. The best frame shape for oval face shapes is simply put, anything you want it to be, although we do personally recommend avoiding narrow frames or frames with heavy browlines. Maintain the natural balance of your face with frames that are just as wide as or wider than the widest part of your face. Oversized square or round frames work particularly well for this versatile face shape.

Round Faces

Round Faces

If you have a round face, the width and length of your face will be roughly the same with a rounded chin and full cheeks. The best frame shape for round face shapes is anything with sharp angles as they add greater definition to your face. Avoid small, round frames, instead choose wide, rectangular or square frames to make your face appear longer. Semi-rimless or full rims both work well, as do pilot-style glasses with the added brow bar above the bridge to frame your face.

Find Your Perfect Frame Shape

Now you know which frames shapes suit each face shape, you can find your perfect match at Specs for Vets. To take the stress out of browsing through our catalog, you can filter our glasses and sunglasses by their shape, with options including rectangular, cat eye, square, oval, and round, as well as pilot and wraparound styles.

You can see what your chosen frames will look like on you with our virtual try-on tool, before making your decision to buy new frames, so you can know for sure that your glasses will look great on you.

We can ship glasses to anywhere in America and if you aren’t 100% happy with your purchase, then all you need to do is send your glasses back for a full refund with our 30-day money-back guarantee. Discover a look that makes you feel good with our expansive range of glasses in our online catalog today.

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