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How to Choose the Right Frame for Your Face

It can be tough to pick the perfect glasses frame for your face. However, with a little bit of research and guidance from an optometrist, you'll be able to find the best fit for your features and look. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing glasses frames.

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When it comes to glasses, there’s an abundance of different frames available. Whether you want something sleek and sophisticated or a little more quirky and fun, there are so many options that you can easily find the right one for your face shape without much difficulty. However, not everyone has the same shaped face and finding the right frames for your face isn’t always as simple as it seems. Read on to learn more about choosing the right frame for your face shape and how to do so effectively.

Know Your Face Shape

The first thing you need to do to choose the right frame is to know your face shape. There are many different face shapes, but the most common ones include round, square, diamond, heart, and oval. Once you know your face shape, choosing a frame will be much easier. As a general rule of thumb, a round face is the most common type if you are unsure about your face shape. A round face is wider at the temples, with a forehead that is noticeably smaller than the jawline. A diamond face is characterised by a wide forehead and a narrow jawline. A heart face shape is narrower at the forehead and wider at the jawline. An oval face is wider at the forehead and jawline, but not to the extent that a diamond face shape is.

Find the Right Fit

Whether you’re picking out a pair of jeans or a pair of glasses, the fit is everything. If the fit isn’t right, it can make whatever you wear look unkempt and unprofessional. This is why it’s important to find frames that fit your face correctly. You need to consider three main factors when finding the right fit for your glasses. They are the style, shape, and size. 

Starting with style, you’ll want to find a frame that you like the look of. If you like how it looks, it’s a safe bet that you’ll feel comfortable wearing it regularly. Next up is the shape. You’ll want to ensure that the frame shape matches the shape of your face. If you pick a frame that doesn’t match your face shape, you’ll end up looking silly. It’s best to go with a frame that matches your face shape to avoid looking silly or unprofessional. Finally, you’ll want to consider the size. This has less to do with the shape of your face and is more to do with the size of the frame on your face. You’ll want to ensure that the frame neither overpowers your face nor sits too low and unnoticeable. It should sit somewhere in the middle.

Know What Looks Good on You

Nobody knows you better than you, so it only makes sense that you know what looks good on you. While you might like how a specific frame looks, it isn’t worth picking up if it doesn’t look good on you. That being said, there are a few things you might want to keep in mind when it comes to what frames look good on you. For starters, try to avoid overly trendy frames. Trends come and go, but good fashion will always be in. If you pick a frame that is overly trendy and ends up going out of style, you’ll most likely have to replace it sooner than necessary. Additionally, you might want to consider the colour of the frame. Some colours work better on certain skin tones than others. You might want to steer away from lighter-coloured frames if you have a darker skin tone. Alternatively, you might want to avoid darker-coloured frames if you have a light skin tone.

Frames for Round Faces

If you have a round face, you have quite a bit of option when it comes to frame shapes. Round faces are wider at the temples and forehead, so frames that are a bit narrower and more rectangular are a great option for you. Avoid frames that are round or square, as they will only make your face appear rounder. Recommended frame types for round faces include aviator, rectangular, and teardrop. Square frames are perfect for a round face, as they are more angular. Round frames will only make your round face appear more round. Rectangular frames with rounded corners also look great on round faces. Avoid teardrop-shaped frames and anything too wide on a round face. They will only make your face look wider.

Frames for Square Faces

Square faces are narrower at the temples, with a wider jawline. This means that you want to look for frames that are a bit rectangular and wider at the temples. Frames that are round or teardrop-shaped will only make your face appear even narrower and boxier. Recommended frame types for square faces include aviator, rectangular, and teardrop. Avoid round frames if you have a square face. They will only make your face appear even squarer.

Frames for Diamond-Shaped Faces

Diamond-shaped faces are wider at the temples and forehead and narrower at the jawline. Therefore, you want to avoid frames that are wider at the temples and more rectangular. You also want to avoid teardrop-shaped frames. Recommended frame types for diamond-shaped faces include aviator, rectangular, teardrop, and round. Avoid aviator-shaped frames if you have a diamond-shaped face. They will only make your face appear wider.

Frames for Heart-Shaped Faces

Heart-shaped faces are wider at the temples and forehead and narrower at the jawline. Therefore, you want to look for a wider frame at the temples and narrower at the jawline. You also want to avoid rectangular and wider frames at the temples. Recommended frame types for heart-shaped faces include aviator, rectangular, round, teardrop, and teardrop-shaped frames. Avoid aviator-shaped frames if you have a heart-shaped face. They will only make your face appear wider.

Frames for Oval-Shaped Faces

Oval-shaped faces are wider at the temples and forehead and narrower at the jawline. Therefore, you want to avoid rectangular and wider frames at the temples. You also want to look for narrower teardrop-shaped frames at the temples. Recommended frame types for oval-shaped faces include aviator, rectangular, round, teardrop, and teardrop-shaped frames. Avoid aviator-shaped frames if you have an oval-shaped face. They will only make your face appear wider.

Bottom line

When choosing the right frame, the most important thing is to find a frame that you like the look of and feel comfortable wearing. While you might like the way a specific frame looks, if it doesn’t look good on you, it’s best to steer away from it. Additionally, you also want to consider colour. Some colours work better on certain skin tones than others. You might want to steer away from lighter-coloured frames if you have a darker skin tone. Alternatively, you might want to avoid darker-coloured frames if you have a light skin tone. Finally, you want to ensure that the frame neither overpowers your face nor sits too low and unnoticeable. It should sit somewhere in the middle.

Call 01339756222 if you need guidance from an optometrist in finding the best fit for your facial features and look.

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