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Choosing The Right Frame
The Basics:
  • The most attractive frames usually counterbalance your face shape and features.
  • Your eyes should be centered within the shape of the lens
  • The frame should be wide enough to allow a slight clearance between the temples and the sides of your head.
  • The top of the frame should follow your brow line. If you have thick eyebrows, consider a thicker, darker frame.
  • The size and weight of your glasses should be proportionate to your body size and weight.

    The Best Frame Shape for Your Face

    Oval Face
  • You can wear nearly any frame with style
  • Frame should be slightly wider than the broadest part of your face
  • Frame size and weight should be proportionate to your body size and weight

    Diamond
  • Softly curved frame no wider than your cheekbones
  • Square or straight top with rounded bottom
  • Avoid decorative temples that exaggerate cheekbone width

    Round
  • Low, wide rectangles and other short geometric shapes
  • Frames with hinges located above eye level help to lengthen the face
  • Bridge located near the top of the frame to add length

    Square
  • Oval or slightly angular frame styles with curved corners
  • Frames with hinges located above eye level to help lengthen face
  • Bridge located near top of the frame to add length

    Triangle
  • Frames that angle up and outward at the top corners
  • For women, cat's-eye shapes are flattering
  • For men, square frames are attractive
  • Frames with rimless bottoms for both men and women
  • Frames with temples and bridge located near the top of the frame

    Inverted Triangle
  • Frames that angle outward at the bottom
  • Aviator and "bow tie" shapes
  • Frames with temples and bridge located near the middle of the frame to balance facial features

    Oblong
  • Round or "tall" geometric shapes
  • Decorative temples or temples with contrasting colors to add width
  • Frames with temples and bridge located near the middle of the frame