When buying eyeglasses, yes it’s about correcting vision. But let’s face it, it’s also about style. When you’re buying eyeglasses you want to consider the shape of your face. You might think you have extremely special features, and trust me, you are special. But most people’s faces fit into five shape categories: oval, round, square, base up triangle and base down triangle.
The best choice for oval faces is full rim and chunky frames. For a more iconic look, oval faces also look spectacular with round frames.
If your cheekbones are well defined and prominent and your jaw is strong, then you have a square face, like me. Try round frames or square frames with round corners. rimless and semi-rimless frames look great too.
Round face fits perfectly with rectangular and square shapes. The round shape benefits from well-defined lines, so full rim and semi rimless frames would suit you more than, say delicate rimless frames.
For based up triangle faces, we would recommend to avoid design elements on the top of the frame. Oval frames would look great on you, but be careful with perfectly round frames.
Based down triangle shaped faces look really nice with wayfarer style frames, horn-rimmed frames and even cat eye frames.
So now you have the basics, but feel free to experiment and find your own style! At the end of the day there are no rules. It’s about the frames that you like best.
Having trouble knowing what frames look best on you? We’re here to help. There are a couple of guidelines to help narrow down your selection. The basic rule of thumb is to choose frames that counter your face shape. For example, if you have a square face you should stay away from geometric shapes. But round faces look great with such frames. Use your glasses to highlight your best features. At the end of the day, it’s all about how much you love your frames!