Advice on frame selection
The following is advice on frame selection to suit your face. For more advice contact a member of our staff today.
Round Shaped Face
A round face has curved lines with the width and length in the same proportions and no angles. To make a round face appear thinner and longer, try angular narrow eyeglass frames to lengthen the face, a clear bridge that widens the eyes and frames that are wider than they are deep, such as a rectangular shape.
Square Shaped Face
A square face has a strong jaw line and a broad forehead, plus the width and length are in the same proportions. To make a square face look longer and soften the angles, try narrow frames styles, frames that have more width than depth and narrow ovals.
Oblong Shaped Face
An oblong face is longer than it is wide and has a long straight cheek line and sometimes a longish nose. To make an oblong face appear shorter and more balanced, try frames that have more depth than width, decorative or contrasting temples that add width to the face, or a low bridge to shorten the nose.
Heart Shaped Face
A base-down triangular face has a narrow forehead and widens at the cheek and chin areas. To add width and emphasize the narrow upper third of the face, try frames that are heavily accented with colour and detailing on the top half or cat-eye shapes.
Oval Shaped Face
An oval face is considered to be the ideal shape because of its balanced proportions. To keep the ovals natural balance, look for eyeglass frames that are wide as (or wider than) the broadest part of the face, or walnut shaped frames that are not too deep or too narrow.
Triangular Shaped Face
Diamond shaped faces are narrow at the eye line and jaw line and have broad cheekbones that may be high and dramatic. This is the rarest face shape. To highlight the eyes and soften the cheekbones, try frames that have detailing or distinctive brow lines, or try rimless frames or oval and cat-eye shapes.
Diamond Shaped Face
This face has a very wide top third and small bottom third. To minimize the width of the top of the face, try frames that are wider at the bottom, very light colours and materials and rimless frame styles (which have a light, airy effect because the lenses are simply held in place by a few screws with no surrounding frame material).