Rx Optical Blog Image Best Glasses for Your Face Shape 11.18.19

The Best Glasses for Your Face Shape

Getting the perfect prescription lens is simple; all you need to do is schedule an appointment with us, and we take care of the rest! We can also help you choose the right type of frame, but finding ones that match your style is completely up to you.

We offer a lot of frame options, so we know that sometimes, people can get a little overwhelmed. That’s why we’re putting together some tips to help you find the perfect frame to flatter your face.

Do you know your face shape? There are frames to compliment every type of face. People have different face shapes, which are classified into six different types: oval, round, square, diamond, pear and heart. Keep reading to figure out which frames will make your features shine.

Oval Face Shape

Those with proportionally balanced and slightly curved jawlines fall in the oval face category, which is the most versatile face shape for glasses. Almost all frame shapes will flatter your features. Still, we recommend a rectangular frame, like these frames from bebe, which will help add structure to your curved features.

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Round Face Shape

People with round faces have wide and long faces that lack prominent cheekbones. Our recommendation for a round face shape is an oversized, square or rectangular frame, like these frames from Burberry. By adding dimension with a large frame, you can draw others’ gaze to your eyes and give your face a slimmer appearance.

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Square Face Shape

Those with square faces typically have wide and angular jawlines and foreheads. Because of the sharp features, we recommend that those with this face shape opt for a round-edged or soft-edged frame. Shapes like a cat-eye, brow-line or classic round frames, like these frames from Flexon, will help to add a soft dimension to your angular face.

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Diamond Face Shape

Just like the shape, a diamond face has a narrow forehead and jawline, and it features prominent cheekbones. Our frame recommendation is similar to that for people with square faces, since a round frame will help to add softness and curves to your striking features. Avoid square frames and try an oval or round frame, like these frames from Original Penguin.

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Pear Face Shape

A pear face shape is defined by a broad jawline and chin with a narrower forehead and smaller cheekbones. For those with this face shape, we recommend a browline shaped frame, which will help to even out the face’s proportions. Try these ÖGA frames, which have an open bottom and thin, sleek top.

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Heart Face Shape

Last but not least, there are heart shaped faces! Those who have broader foreheads, prominent cheekbones and narrower chins fall into this category. We recommend either round or rectangular frames, depending on where you fall on the heart-shaped spectrum. A round frame will help add softness for those with a more angular chin, while a rectangular frame can help add shape for those who fall on the rounder end of the spectrum. Regardless, we think these frames from Lafont are a good fit, no matter the shape.

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We can give advice and recommendations, but at the end of the day, we want you to find some frames that fit your style. Schedule an appointment and try on a few pairs. You never know what you might find.