Which Glasses Look Best On Your Face Shape?


Looking for new eyeglasses that fit your face and look great on you can be a bit of difficult task for some. What looks good on one person may not look as good on another. This is because your face shape may not be the same as the other persons. Your face shape and other features on your face make you unique, and your glasses should be unique to you as well. Read on for help finding the right type of glasses for your face shape.

Find Your Face Shape

You may not even know what shape face you have. To help with this, stand in the mirror so your entire face is showing. Pull your hair back so you have a good view of your face. Then use a dry-erase marker or lipstick to outline the shape of your face. Take a look at the outline you made and decide what shape face you have.

Round Face

Round shaped faces should look for eyeglasses that add curves to your face and help to lengthen the face. The bottom of the frames should hit just above your cheekbones. Frames such as rectangle, square and oval shapes work best. Thicker plastic frames help add dimension and curves as well.

Oval Face

For oval faces, you don't want anything too long, as your face may appear longer. Look for frames to center the focus on your face such as round, rectangle and cat eye frames. Following the shape of your eyebrows can also help when choosing eyeglasses with an oval face. Bold colors and textures work well on this face shape.

Heart-Shaped Face

Heart-shaped faces need glasses to help balance the features. Look for eyeglasses such as cat eye frames that sweep out a bit and are just a little bit wider than the width of your forehead. Other frames such as oval and square also work well on this face shape.

Square Face

A square face may have a very prominent jawline and cheekbones. Help soften these angles by wearing eyeglasses such as round, oval or cat eye shapes. Avoid square shapes to prevent too many angles. 

Finding eyeglasses like those from Wolcott Optical Service LC that fit your face may feel like a daunting task, but you will find the right pair for you. Try on multiple pairs and take someone else with you to try on eyeglasses for an extra pair of eyes to help you look for something that looks the best on you. 


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