Selecting the proper frame for your face can seem like such a daunting task. With so many varying shapes, sizes and colours it can be difficult to know where to begin. Here are some general rules and tips that can help you narrow your selections.
There are five basic shapes that faces come in: oval, oblong, round, square and triangular. With all face shapes its important to ensure the size of the frame is in proportion with the size of the face. It is also recommended to choose a frame shape that contrasts your face.
Oval Face – This face shape lends well to most frame shapes; therefore, it’s most important to ensure the size of the frame is in proportion to the face.
Oblong Face – The structure of this face shape is very similar to square faces in that chin and cheek are nearly the same width. The length of the face, however, is far greater then the width. Frames should be chosen that cover more of the centre of the face to offset the difference in length.
Round Face – Choose frames that are more angular or have straight lines to minimize the roundness. Darker coloured frames will also play down the fullness.
Square Face – Rounded frames with more curves then angles compliment this face well. The squared jawline can be softened with a higher placed brow line.
Triangular Face – A wide forehead coupled with a slimmer mouth and chin describes this shape. Vertical lines and thin-rimmed frames balance the lower half of the face. If the frame sits too high it can accentuate the triangular shape. Other elements to avoid include larger frames, heavy bridges, bright colours and square shapes.
Qualified and authentic opticians and optical dispensers can help you find the perfect frame that compliments and lets you express how beautiful you are. Remember eye-wear can be fun and exciting!