There is no replacement for professional help finding the right frames for your face, but the guide below can give you an idea of what to look for.
A square face features a prominent jaw line, wide forehead, and angular features like a pronounced chin and cheekbones. The length and width of a square face are roughly the same.
If you have a square face, you should look for frames that make your face appear longer. Your best bet is to use thin frames with soft, round lines. People with a square face look best in oval and circular frames. Neutral colors also look nice.
A round face has a similar width and length, like a square face, but the cheeks and chin have much softer angles. The cheeks are typically full, and the chin is rounded.
If you have a round face, you should look for frames that make your face look longer. Typically, rectangular frames will suit you best. You may also want to look for frames with nosepads to help raise your glasses above the cheeks. High temples may help to slim your face too. You should avoid round frames.
An oval face is the most common face shape, and it is characterized by overall balance. The chin is slightly more narrow, and the forehead and cheekbones are typically high.
Most frames work for an oval face. So if you have an oval face, you might be lucky enough to find that any style you like works well for your face. You may want to use bold shapes and colors to add a personal style to your frames.
Your overall goal should be to maintain the natural balance of your face. Frames should be broader than the widest part of the face. You don’t want your eyes to be too close to the top or bottom of your glasses.
A heart-shaped face has a wide forehead, narrow chin, and high cheekbones. The jaw line may be narrow as well.
A heart-shaped face is the most difficult one to frame. If you have a heart-shaped face, you need to look for frames that are wider than your forehead. You could also try frames that are wider on the bottom. Light colors usually look best, so you may want to consider rimless frames. Some people prefer rounder frames, so be sure to try several pairs of glasses.