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23 March 2016

How to Choose The Perfect Frames for Your Face Shape

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I wear glasses, and they are one of my favorite accessories.  I can change my entire look by adding a cute pair of glasses without changing my clothes or makeup.  When I got my first pair of glasses, I really struggled with the right frames.  I wanted a pair similar to the cute pair that my friend had, but they looked horrible on me.  I have a different face shape than she does, so of course they looked different on me.  Even now, I get a little overwhelmed looking at all the cute frames.  That's why I usually have two pairs of glasses and sunglasses.  I have one pair just for the car, one pair for in the house, and my sunglasses always stay in my car.  If you also struggle with choosing the perfect frame for your face shape, keep reading for my tips.

How to Choose The Perfect Frames for Your Face Shape

Choosing the Perfect Frames for Your Face 

Oval Face 

Oval faces are balanced, so they are considered ideal.  Walnut shaped frames that aren't too narrow look great on oval faces, and so do frames that are as wide as the widest part of the face

Round Face

Round faces are equal in length and width with round lines.  Choose glasses that will make your face appear longer and thinner.  Good choices are frames that are wider than they are tall and a clear bridge to widen the eyes.  

Square Face 

Square faces have a broad forehead and a strong jaw line.  To soften the angles of a square face, look for narrow frames like narrow ovals.

Heart Face

Heart shaped face are wider at the forehead and taper to a narrow chin.  The cheekbones are high and angular.  Look for frames that are wider than the face at the top and have some detail on the bottom of the frames. 

Diamond Face

Diamond faces are narrow at the jawline and eyes with broader cheekbones.  The best frames for this face shape are rimless frames and cat-eye glasses.  

Rectangle Face

Rectangle faces are longer than they are wide.  They have a high cheekbones and a long forehead.  Look for frames with accents on the top for a strong line.  

Skin Tone

Your skin tone is also an important factor in choosing the perfect frames for your face shape.  If you have a warm complexion, avoid pastel colors, white, and black.  Browns, golds, olive shades, and honey shades look best on warm skin.  Cool skin tones look best in silver, black, gray, pink, blue, purple, and mauve.  

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.