What is my face shape?
Finding the right glasses for your face shape can be a challenge. One way to narrow down the selection is by determining your face shape. There are seven basic face shapes: round, oblong, triangle, square, heart, oval and diamond. To determine which category you fit into, pull your hair away from your face and take a look in the mirror.
Glasses for all kinds of shapes
Finding the right pair of glasses can be daunting. With so many different kinds of shapes and sizes to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which frames best suit your face. Fortunately, there are a few key points you can keep in mind when shopping for new frames.
First, consider the shape of your face when selecting eyeglasses. Generally, certain frame shapes flatter certain facial features more than others. People with round faces may want to opt for more angular or rectangular frames that balance out their features. Those with oval faces will find that most frame shapes suit them, but might want to avoid overly large frames that make the face look too long. Square-shaped faces should look for softer curves and rounded edges while those with heart-shaped faces will do well with wider lenses and thin temples.
Next, make sure that your chosen glasses fit properly on your face—if they’re too loose or too tight they won’t look or feel as comfortable as they should! Frames should rest comfortably against your nose bridge without putting pressure on the sides or squeezing behind your ears. The top edge of the frame should sit above your eyebrows and the bottom edge shouldn’t drop below the bottom of your nose.
Finally, take into account any allergies you may have before choosing plastic frames over metal ones—though plastic is often much lighter and more cost-effective than metal frames, it also tends to cause more skin irritation due to heavier contact with skin oils. If you have sensitive skin or suffer from allergies, metal frames may be better suited for you.
Considering these points can help ensure that you end up with a pair of glasses that fits both aesthetically and practically—glasses that not only look good but feel great too!
Which glasses shapes suit oval faces?
When it comes to finding glasses that fit your face the best, those with an oval face shape will find that there are a few shapes of glasses that work particularly well. For oval faces, it is best to look for glasses that are not too big or too small and have a moderate width. Rectangular and round frames are good choices for oval faces as they emphasize the natural symmetry and curves of the face. A square frame can be very flattering too, as long as it doesn’t overpower the face’s natural shape. Additionally, aviator styles can also look great on oval faces. Depending on the size of your eyes and face, you may want to try several different types of frames to determine which look best on you.
Which glasses shapes suit square faces?
Square faces tend to look best with glasses that have more angular shapes. Rectangular or squared frames can help soften the sharpness of a square face by adding curves and depth. Oversized round frames can also work to balance out the structure of a square face, while wayfarer or aviator styles provide an additional touch of classic style. Additionally, rimless frames can help draw attention away from a strong jawline and frame the eyes without being too overpowering.
Which glasses shapes suit round faces?
Round faces are characterized by fullness around the cheeks and chin, with a wide forehead and jawline being of equal width. Finding the right pair of glasses to suit this face shape can be tricky. However, there are certain frame styles that work particularly well for people with round faces.
Square frames are the most popular choice for those with round faces as their sharp angles contrast nicely with the soft curves of a rounded face. The bold lines provided by these frames give an illusion of length and slenderness to help balance out a round face. Similarly, rectangular glasses serve to create an elongated look that complements rounder features.
For those who prefer something a bit more unique, cat-eye or oval frames can also provide great options for those with round faces. The upward tilt of these frames helps draw attention upwards towards the eyes instead of outwards towards the sides of your face, providing a visually slimming effect.
If you’re ever unsure about which type of glasses would best suit your face shape, it’s always best to consult an optician for advice on selecting the right frames for you.
Which glasses suit heart-shaped faces?
Heart-shaped faces are characterized by a wider forehead and a narrower chin, which can be balanced out with glasses that have a strong lower frame. Cat-eye frames and aviators are great options for those with heart-shaped faces, as they draw the eyes downward, creating an appealing symmetry. Oversized frames can also help to bring balance to the face, while accentuating facial features in the process. Additionally, square frames can be very flattering on heart-shaped faces as they add definition and width at the bottom of the face.
Which glasses suit diamond-shaped faces?
Diamond-shaped faces are characterized by having a narrow forehead, high cheekbones and a pointed chin. When choosing glasses for this face shape, it is important to look for styles that are angular with frames that have straight edges or strong angles like rectangular and square shapes. Cat-eye glasses can also be flattering as they draw attention to the eyes and away from the pointed chin. Look for frames that contrast with the face shape, such as those with wider arms or bottom rims. Avoid round frames which tend to make diamond faces appear longer than they are as well as overly large frames which can overwhelm your features. To create balance, opt for glasses with decorative details along the top of the frame, or go for thin temples which will highlight your prominent cheekbones.
Which glasses suit triangle-shaped faces?
Triangle-shaped faces, also known as heart-shaped faces, are narrow at the jawline and wider at the temples and forehead. When selecting the right glasses for this face shape, look for frames that add width to your cheeks and brows while balancing out a narrow chin. Frames with bold or angular shapes such as ovals, rectangles, and cat eyes are ideal for triangle-shaped faces since they can offset the narrowing of the chin. Additionally, it’s important to avoid frames that are too thick or oversized since they will only exaggerate the facial shape further. Thin rimless or semi-rimless glasses also look great on heart-shaped faces but be careful not to select a pair that is too small as this can make your face look unbalanced.
Personal style with OPTYX
When it comes to finding the perfect glasses for your face, OPTYX has you covered. We offer a wide selection of luxurt frames that are sure to fit any face shape, size, and style. Our experienced opticians have years of experience in helping people find the perfect pair of glasses to suit their individual look.
OPTYX offers in-store try-on with a professional fashion expert – making it easier than ever before to find a great fitting pair with minimal effort!
What’s more, OPTYX specialist will help you to filter frames by lifestyle preferences such as sports or business casual wear so that you can get a better idea of how the frame will look in different settings. With our expertise, you can be confident in finding a pair of glasses that make you look great and enhance your unique personal style.