Choosing the Right Pair of Glasses

Choosing the right pair of glasses can be difficult if you have no idea what you’re face shape is. Working out your face shape is the hardest bit, but once you’ve done that, it’ll be easy to decide which glasses will suit you.


Grab a lipstick or an erasable pen (a board marker, for example), stand in front of  a mirror and draw around the outline of your face. Whatever shape your drawing most closely resembles is your face shape. You could also take a photo of yourself and then outline your face shape with a piece of tracing paper, but mirrors and lipstick is more readily available to us.


Follow my tips below for face shape characteristics and the type of glasses that compliment them.


Square face shape


Normally a square face will have a square jaw line that is characterized as being long and wide. If you have this face shape, a round, oval or even cat-eye shaped frame. If you wish to purchase a rectangular frame, find one with soft edges. Try to stay away from frames with a flat top and angular edges as you’ll appear to be quite stern.


Long rectangular face shape


If you have a rectangular face, your face will be longer than it is wide, possibly with high cheekbones (lucky you!) and a long forehead and rounded jaw line. If this is you, try a larger frame with wide lenses. You’ll fool people into thinking you have a wider face than you do and will break up the length. Don’t go for small, rectangular frames.


Round circular face shape


Round faces are typically wide and tall with round characteristics (law line and cheek bones). You should try angular, strong frames that draw attention away from your cheekbones and jaw line. Frames that are very small or round will accentuate how round your face is.


Oval face shape


If you have an oval face shape, you have the perfect face! You’re face is typically well balanced with a soft curved jaw. You can pull off almost any frame, just try not to go for something to small or to large for the size of your face.


Heart or triangular face shape


If you have a wide forehead, high cheekbones and a small chin, this is you. Try square or rectangular frames as they will nicely balance your facial features. Stay away from frames that are wide at the top and smaller at the bottom as they won’t balance your facial features.


For more fashion tips and if you have any queries, just give me a call!


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