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Face Shape and Frame Style

In this constantly growing fashion conscious world we live in, glasses are no longer seen as just a device to aid your vision. they are also a fashion statement. A different style frame can make an enormous impact on the way you look, just like having your hair done or changing your clothes style.

If you mostly wear your glasses at work, you may want to choose a traditional classic style, however if you are unreserved and love bright clothes and making a statement then choose a pair of glasses with trendy style.

Another important factor that will have huge impact on how you look is frame shape and color. The key is to emphasize your best features and reemphasize the weaker facial areas. The following is a general guide for picking frames that match your face shape and color:

Round Face Shape

A round face is fairly short with a wide forehead, often with full cheeks and a rounded chin.

TRY: Styles that are wider than they are deep, and square or up-swept shapes that draw attention to your upper face. Choose styles with high set sides, and those with color or decoration on the temples.

AVOID: Small and round shapes and very large frames which will make your face look rounder.

Square Face Shape

A square face has a broad, deep forehead, wide jaw line and square chin.

TRY: Choose round and oval style frames to soften jaw line.

AVOID: Thin, angular and square styles, and those with color emphasis on the bottom rim.

Oval Face Shape

An oval face is well balanced and softly rounded; the forehead is slightly wider than the jaw, which curves gently, and the cheekbones are high.

TRY: Modern small, geometric styles. An oval face looks good in most styles, so be adventurous!

AVOID: Styles that are uncomfortable to wear or that you feel do not suit your face.

Triangular Face Shape

Triangular face shape has a comparatively narrow forehead and eye line, broadening to the jaw line.

TRY: Bold styles as they will add balance to the face.

AVOID: Small narrow frames.

Long Face Shape

A long face has high cheekbones and a deep forehead. You can balance the face's narrowness with the right frame style. A style with all over color will suit you.

TRY: Wide frames and those with a strong top line. A larger, square frame can give balance to a long, oval face.

AVOID: Small, square shapes.

HEART SHAPE FACE

A heart-Shaped face has a broad forehead, tapering to a small neat chin and mouth. Choose smaller styles without decorative detail on the temples.

TRY: Slender, rounded or square styles, with lower set sides.

AVOID: Styles which are wider at the top; these will reflect the face shape rather than balance it.

*Generally people's faces can be a combination of different shapes, so use above information only as a guide, not as a rule.