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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.

Aha Moment

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. That's what we call "opposites attract." Read more about it.

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.

Oval Shape

The most diplomatic of all the face shapes,
Ovals are loyal friends and brilliant advisors.

FEATURES:

  • Balanced proportions
  • Chin is slightly narrower than the forehead
  • Face is longer than it is wide



SUGGESTED FRAMES

DO'S:

  • 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.

DON'TS:

  • Avoid frames that are too large for your features

STAR QUALITY

  • Julia Roberts
  • Tyra Banks
  • Beyoncé
  • Charlize Theron

Heart Shape

Equipped with towering passion.
Hearts are known for their pulse-quickening qualities.

FEATURES:

  • Broad forehead
  • High cheekbones
  • Narrow chin
  • The forehead is more pronounced than the jaw line.


SUGGESTED FRAMES

DO'S:

  • 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.

DON'TS:

  • Avoid top-heavy styles and decorative temples.

STAR QUALITY

  • Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Jennifer Love-Hewitt
  • Halle Berry

Square Shape

Recognized by their dazzling angles
Squares possess a balanced nature and are always right.

FEATURES:

  • Broad forehead
  • Strong jaw line
  • Wide chin and cheekbones




SUGGESTED FRAMES

DO'S:

  • 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.

DON'TS:

  • Avoid frames that are flat on the bottom.

STAR QUALITY

  • Sandra Bullock
  • Demi Moore
  • Michelle Williams

Circle Shape

Often the life of the party
Circles are well rounded and prone to saying hello to everyone they see.

FEATURES:

  • 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

SUGGESTED FRAMES

DO'S:

  • 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.

DON'TS:

  • Avoid large, round frames, which will exaggerate facial roundness.

STAR QUALITY

  • Drew Barrymore
  • Christina Ricci
  • Kate Winslet
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