Eyeglasses and Face Shape
Picking out a pair of glasses can sometimes be an overwhelming task, especially if you don’t know what you want or you’ve never worn glasses before. One of the best places to start is to find out what your face shape is and which styles would suit you best. We’ve put together this guide on eyeglasses and face shape to help you pick the perfect pair.
How to Pick Eyeglasses to Complement Your Face Shape
Narrow down your options by looking at styles that match your face shape. Certain styles are better suited to certain face shapes. Here’s a brief breakdown of the various face shapes and which types of frames work best for each.
First of all, congratulations on having the same face shape as both Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt! While almost any type of eyeglasses work for a square face, rounded or curved frames serve to soften it. A pair of full, round frames really complements a square-shaped face. You might opt for a semi-rimless set of glasses to accentuate your eyes.
Some styles you should try are:
If you have a heart-shaped face, you’re among the ranks of Ryan Reynolds, Reese Witherspoon, and Michael Gordon Levitt. A pair of bold frames work well for the sharp jawline of a heart-shaped face. Choose a pair that sits a bit lower, with soft lines to contrast an angular chin. Opt for frames that flick outward to a point and help balance the proportions of your heart-shaped face.
Give one of these a try:
Oval-faced celebrities include Beyonce, Cindy Crawford, and Justin Bieber. If you’re a person with an oval-shaped face, take your pick because you look good in any style! Try experimenting with different shapes, colours, and designs. However, avoid big frames that overpower your face or contrast with the line of your face shape. Focus on the individual features of your oval face and search for a pair that complements them. For example, if you have thin lines, try a bold frame. For a dull complexion, consider a bright colour.
Some styles you could try include:
Round-faced celebrities include Mila Kunis, Drew Barrymore, Seth Rogen, and Leonardo Dicaprio. People with round faces may want to find a frame that elongates. To achieve this, focus on frames that draw attention upward or have sharper lines and points that will add missing corners to your facial structure. You can go with an oversized frame but aim for ones with sharp lines.
You should try:
If you have a triangular face shape, you’re like Victoria Beckham and Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Find frames that balance your triangular face and add definition to the upper third part of your face. Stay away from extra large or oversized frames that will exaggerate your face shape. Similarly, frames that are too small might emphasize your forehead. Rounded or angular glasses work well for triangular face shapes.
Some styles to try:
Eyeglasses and Face Shape Guide
Here’s an infographic that illustrates the different eyeglasses and face shapes to help you select the best fit for your face.
Hundreds of Styles at Hakim Optical
Whatever your face shape, Hakim can help you find the perfect frames for you! We have hundreds of styles available in-store in a spectrum of colours and patterns. Our friendly staff will take the time to work with you to determine your face shape and the eyeglasses that suit you best. Then, we’ll make sure they’re a precise fit for your face.