Ever have trouble trying to figure out what kind of frame is best for your face? Well you're in luck! With our little guide, you'll learn that there's a frame for everyone — and we can tell you what the best fit is for you!
There's no one perfect pair of jeans for every body type. Eyewear is no different. There are five basic faces shapes out there — round, oval, square, heart, and diamond — with a lot of in-between. Mix that up with the six different styles we have and that's a lot of different combos!
So, to help you out, we've come up with some handy tips for you to keep in mind as you shop for the perfect eyeglass frames for your face shape.
When it comes to eyeglasses, you've hit the jackpot. A face with an oval shape features higher and slightly wider cheekbones that is slightly narrower towards the forehead. This long, rounded face shape allows you to pull off almost any style — especially oversized and wide frames. With an oval face shape, feel free to go bold with a funky color, texture or frame shape. Square, wayfarer, tortoise, and rectangular — the possibilities are endless!
Our only advice is to steer clear of narrow frames and frames with heavy design elements. They might add a bit of unnecessary length to your oval face.
It's hip to be square! If you have a square-shaped face, there’s no need to be shy. There are so many great pairs of eyeglasses out there to flatter your features. When it comes to proportion, square faces are widest along the jaw and forehead. Due to this shape being defined by a strong jawline, glasses that sit high on the nose add length that flatters this face.
To draw focus to your strongest features, choose a dark and rounded, rather than angular, frame. A round eyeglass frame will soften as well as add contrast to your angular features, making your face stand out. Rimless and semi-rimless frames are a great place to start.
This face shape was made to rock an angular frame. With a proportion that's relatively equal in width and length, round faces should look to sharp-angled frames to add a little extra definition and depth.
Avoid small and round frames so your features don’t become lost. And by choosing a pair of frames that are more angular and wide, you can add the illusion of length to your face. Full-rim and semi-rimless frames are great styles to consider.
We'll get straight to the fashion-forward point: base-up-triangle faces are widest at the forehead with a narrow chin and high cheekbones. The goal is to draw attention to the top of the face and add balance to the width of your face.
So, to look your best and brightest, find round or oval-shaped eyeglass frames that are thin and lightly colored. Avoid bottom-heavy frames, oversized frames, and frames with a lot of design elements. Also, consider frames that are slightly wider than your forehead to add even more beauty and balance to your facial features. If you're looking to soften your angular features, a rimless style is especially flattering.
Diamond-shaped faces are the rarest face shape and are characterized by their full cheeks and narrow forehead and jawline. The best look for your face shape is a rimless or oval frame with a strong brow line. These shapes will help balance your face and highlight your favorite features.
Play up your unique features with fun and funky frames — like a horn rim or cat eye frame — but keep them delicate to prevent them from accentuating anything you might not want them to.
At EyeBuyDirect, we offer hundreds of different eyeglass frame styles for men, women, and children, for all face shapes and anything in between. Check out our complete catalog of eyeglass frames for your face shape. We offer peace of mind in the form of a 14-day fit and style guarantees on all of our styles and a 12-month product guarantee on all of our eyeglasses and sunglasses.