Select a Frame by Face Shape
Similar to knowing whether you’re an apple or a pear, figuring out your face shape is one of those discoveries that stays with you. Once you know your shape you’ll have a better idea about which frames work best with your features, and if there are any styles you should avoid.
Don't worry if your face shape doesn't fit exactly into our categories—most of us are hybrids. Just decide if you're more angular or curvy, and then choose frames in a contrasting shape.
Keep in mind that there are no strict rules on what you can and can’t wear. Eyewear, of course gives us vision so that we may see, but it’s also the ultimate accessory. Let’s be honest here, your perfect frame is the one you love and feel confident in.
- Balanced proportions
- Chin is slightly narrower than the forehead
- Face is longer than it is wide
- Try rectangle, square, butterfly or other geometric- shaped frames to add angles to your oval-shaped face.
- Keep the frames as wide as the face’s widest point.
- Keep frame size in proportion to the face.
- Avoid frames that are too large for your features
- Julia Roberts
- Tyra Banks
- Charlize Theron
- Broad forehead
- High cheekbones
- Narrow chin
- The forehead is more pronounced than the jaw line.
- Look out for butterfly, cat-eye or round frames to balance and soften your facial features.
- Choose frames that add width below your eyeline to offset your narrow chin.
- Light colors and rimless styles work great for Heart shapes.
- Avoid top-heavy styles and decorative temples.
- Michelle Pfeiffer
- Jennifer Love-Hewitt
- Halle Berry
- Broad forehead
- Strong jaw line
- Wide chin and cheekbones
- Try round, cat-eye, butterfly or oval styles to soften and create curves for a square-shaped face.
- Select frames that are more horizontal than vertical.
- Try gently curved narrow styles that will minimize squareness and lengthen the face.
- You want to get rid of the angles and add a little curve to the face.
- Avoid frames that are flat on the bottom.
- Sandra Bullock
- Demi Moore
- Michelle Williams
- Full cheeks and softer lines
- Rounded chin
- Width and length are in similar proportions
- Face is almost as wide as it is long. Not a perfect circle but a general circle shape
- Try rectangular and narrow frames so your face will appear longer and thinner.
- Choose glasses with sharper angles or upswept lines to draw attention to the eyes and balance the face.
- The frame should lengthen your face, and give it angles.
- Avoid large, round frames, which will exaggerate facial roundness.
- Drew Barrymore
- Christina Ricci
- Kate Winslet