What frame should you choose according to your face shape

Frames are more than ever fashion accessories that can enhance your look. It is therefore important to choose a frame that will respect the balance and lines of your face. Even if faces generally appear oval, seven different shapes exist.

Round Face

Like Cameron Diaz and Christina Ricci, your face is round with rounded cheeks and chin where the height and width of your face are balanced? You should opt for a frame with sharp angles and geometric shapes that contrast with the curves of your face. Rectangular frames will refine your face and make it look longer.

You should especially avoid large round frames that accentuate the roundness of your face and make it appear smaller. This type of frame will give you a juvenile air.

Square Face

Your face is rather square like Demi Moore, Sandra Bullock and Brad Pitt? The square shape is defined by a balance between the height and width of your face, angular shapes, a square chin, a broad forehead and a pronounced jaw. In this case, a slim frame with an oval, round or butterfly shape is advised.

A frame with geometric forms should be avoided since it would accentuate the angularity of your face and draw attention to the chin, giving you an air of severity.

Oval Face

If you have an oval face, you represent 80% of people, as well as Julia Roberts and Beyonce Knowles. The oval faces have balanced proportions with a chin slightly narrower than the forehead and higher cheekbones. You are lucky because most frame shapes will fit you, especially square and rectangular ones. Angles will highlight the curves of your face, but avoid frames that are too large.

Rectangular Face

Like Sarah Jessica Parker and Denzel Washington, your face is rectangular? This means that it is longer than wide with angular shapes, high cheekbones, a relatively long nose and a relatively high forehead.

You should opt for an oval frame that is relatively large. Also, choosing a frame with rounded and fine edges can soften your face.

You should especially avoid frames with geometric shapes and right angles as they accentuate the severe aspect of your face. Small frames are not recommended, because the height of your face will be even more evident.

Diamond Face

Your face is diamond-shaped like Madonna, Scarlett Johansson and Reese Whitherspoon? So you have a face that is narrow at the eyes, with a fine forehead and chin, angular forms and rounded cheekbones.

We recommend that you focus on frames that will balance your face. In this case, oval, frameless (pierced) or butterfly-shaped glasses will achieve this result through their raised ends. In addition, your cheekbones will be highlighted. For more extroverted people, extravagant frames whose focus is on the upper-side of the branches may also be suitable.

However, you should avoid wearing frames that are too narrow, since they would draw attention to the eye line.

Triangular face

A triangle-shaped face will have a wider forehead than its chin, which will be narrower, like Keira Knightley or at the opposite, a wider jaw and a narrow forehead, like the beautiful Jennifer Aniston.

In both cases, the goal is to soften the part of the face that is wider and bring attention to the narrowest part. To give the impression of a wider chin, choose a thin frame that does not clutter the upper face and avoid frames that are too wide. This is why rimless frames can be a good choice for you. However, to soften your chin, opt for a colourful frame or with a lot of details that draw attention to the upper part of your face.

Heart-shaped face

A heart-shaped face features a slightly wider forehead and cheekbones and a chin that is narrower than the upper face. We can see this shape on the faces of Katie Holmes, Emma Watson and Leonardo DiCaprio. This type of shape is similar to oval faces, so you can prioritize square or rectangular frames that will mitigate the curves of your face. You should obviously avoid round or oval frames in order to keep a balance. Most colours are a good choice for you, but be sure to choose a colour that blends well with your skin tone and hair.