What Glasses For Your Face Shape?

by Beth Griffiths on 16th May 2017

Everyone has a different shaped face; it’s what makes us all individual. When buying men's glasses, it is important to remember that not all frames will work with your face shape which can make finding the perfect pair that you like and that will look good a difficult task.

The basic shape of your face is what will determine which frames will suit you and which won’t. Here’s a basic guide based on shapes of faces and the frames that work best with them:

Oval Faces

An oval face has a round chin and a round forehead. The face has balanced proportions and it appears to be longer than it is wider, so in order to give some balance to the jaw and the forehead, the best-shaped frames are those that are as wide as or wider than the widest part of your face.

Triangle Faces

A triangular face has a broad forehead that slims down to a narrow chin. Choose frames that bring balance to a triangular face such as glasses that are wider at the bottom. It’s also worth choosing frames in lighter colours or even opting for frames that have no rims.

Rectangle Faces

If you have a long face with a square chin you have a rectangular face. Your jawline will be strong and you probably have a slightly longer nose. The best frames for you to choose are square frames as they work to reduce the length of your face. Choose frames with low bridges if you would like to make your nose look shorter too in order to balance the face.

Round Faces

If you have a circular face that means you will have round cheeks and a round chin. You can make your face appear less rounded by choosing frames that work to make it look narrower and slightly longer. Frames that will achieve this are narrow and angular with a clear bridge.

Remember to upload an image of your face into a virtual mirror to try on frames before you buy. You’ll be able to tell if the prescription glasses will work with your face easily, helping you make the right choice.

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