So, you need a pair of glasses. Whether you’ve never had glasses before, or you are simply looking for a change, for many people, choosing the right glasses is the hardest part of the whole process. After all, with so many different styles to choose from, how do you know which will suit you the most?
The shape of your face is probably one of the most important defining factors when it comes to picking a pair of glasses that will suit you. Selecting the wrong frames could highlight features about your face that you would rather avoid, such as a pointed chin or wide forehead. Meanwhile, finding the right frames could accentuate your best features and mask those which you feel are less flattering.
Here is what you need to know about the different face shapes and the glasses that suit them:
If you have a strong jawline, broad forehead and the width and length of your face are the same, you probably have a square face. If you want to soften your features, you should choose narrow frames. Don’t be tempted by soft, rounded frames as they will only accentuate the sharper features of your face. Instead, stick with those that are angular.
A round face is characterized by full cheeks, a wide forehead, a rounded chin, and a soft jaw. Again, it can be tempting to choose angular frames to try and offset the softness of your face but doing this will only make your face look rounder. Instead, choose rounded frames that will complement your softer features.
People with a heart-shaped face have a wider forehead, narrower chin, and soft features. They may also have high cheekbones. It’s most flattering to try and offset the natural wideness in the top half of your face, which you can do by choosing frames that are a little wider than your forehead. Styles with an exaggerated brow line, such as a cat-eye also particularly suit heart-shaped faces. Similar styles also suit a triangle face shape, which has a wider jaw and a narrower forehead.
A long face is typically quite narrow, and people with this face shape have a longer nose and strong jawline. If you have a long face, you should choose glasses with a strong brow line to widen that part of your face. Square-shaped frames work well to complement your best features.
People with oval faces have in-proportion features, with a softly rounded forehead and chin, and a face that is as long as it is wide. If you have an oval-shaped face you are extremely lucky as most frame styles will suit you! This means that you can be as bold or adventurous as you want, or if you prefer, stick to subtle, classic styles. Frames that are a little wider than the widest part of your face are particularly flattering.
If you need glasses and you aren’t sure how to pick the best glasses for your face, the optical team at Sturgeon’s Optical in Barboursville, WV would be happy to help you and make recommendations that will give you confidence in your new appearance.
Learn more about how to pick the best glasses for your face, contact Sturgeon’s Optical in Barboursville, WV at (304) 245-9300 to book an appointment.