Guide to Frame Selection
With hundreds of frames in all shapes, sizes and colors to choose from, picking the most flattering eyewear for your face can be confusing. Follow this simple guide and we will help you narrow it down.
Before you start shopping, reference a straight-on picture of yourself and trace the shape of your face. Then decide if the lines you’ve traced look like an oval, circle (round), square or rectangle (oblong). Once you’ve discovered the shape of your face, the rest is easy! By wearing a contrasting frame shape, you will complement the shape of your face.
GUIDE BY FACE TYPE
Well, aren’t you lucky! Since the shape of your face is of balanced proportions, you can pull off just about any frame. Don’t limit yourself to the same frame shape you’ve been wearing since high school. Try something trendier like wraparounds or shields.
Any frame shape.
If you’ve got a round face, the right frame can make your face appear longer and thinner. Play down the roundness with a soft, angular or rectangle style. You’ll be surprised at the difference a frame makes!
Wider frames with angular shapes.
Why the long face? We’ve got frames that will both widen and shorten your face shape! To create this illusion, choose a frame that does not extend beyond the widest part of your face (short horizontal and long, vertical lines).
Round or square.
You’ve got a strong jaw line, broad forehead and wide cheekbones. It’s the face shape which can be best flattered with soft curves.
Oval, round, and cat eyes.