We’re all beautiful in our uniqueness – and you’re no different ♥ – which is why finding the perfect glasses can be such a difficult task. In 21st century, there are various sources you can choose from. Your optometrist will be able to offer the most tailored fit, but they may not have frames you love. Before you go for shopping, however, you need to determine the shape, size, material of your frames.What would you like to start?

1.Face shape      2.Style     3.Lenses     4.Recommendations

To help you out we’ve created this simple guide to pick the right frames best for your face shape.

First you should know your face shape. It  is very important for choosing spectacles.

Square Face

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Having a square face simply means that your face is as long as it is wide A square face has a very strong jaw line and a broad forehead. The width and length are  proportionally equal.

Round Face

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You have a round face i.e if your face is nearly as wide as it is long, without a prominent jaw line. A circular face with full cheeks and a rounded chin. The width and the length of a round face are proportionally similar, with no angles for definition.

 Oval Face

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Unlike round faces, if you have an oval face, your proportions should be in a 1.5:1 height to width ratio, measured at the cheekbones. An oval face with a rounded chin and forehead is the ‘ideal’, as this shape has balanced proportions. An oval face appears longer than it is wide, with the forehead being slightly wider than the jaw.

 

Heart-Shaped Face

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The heart shaped face is prominent in wide-eyed ladies, but less common in guys. The heart shape is as wide as it is long (or slightly longer) and is widest across the forehead. People with heart-shaped faces have wide foreheads, high cheekbones, and narrow, pointed chins.

HOW TO CHOOSE GLASSES FOR ROUND FACE SHAPES

The most important thing to keep in mind while choosing the right glasses for round face shapes can make the face appear longer and thinner by adding lines and angles.

Angular and geometric frames:   A rounded face is curvy and lacks the angles of other face shapes. Angular and geometric glasses frames add some distinct lines to your face in order to create a balance.

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Rectangular frames:   A rectangular style frame is great for round face shapes. A rectangular frame breaks up the face structure, making it appear longer and thinner.

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Upswept frames:   If you have great curvy cheeks, then you should try to draw attention to them and place the focus on your eyes at the same time. A frame that sweeps upward at the temples is perfect for creating this effect.

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Frames you should avoid

Small and short frames:   Glasses with small and short frames are not good for a round face as they accentuate the roundness.

Round frames:  It should go without saying that a rounded glasses frame is not suited for a round face shape! Wearing rounded glasses will add more soft curves to your face and make it appear more circular than it really is.

HOW TO CHOOSE GLASSES FOR HEART FACE SHAPES

Bottom-heavy frames: Since your face is narrower at the bottom, you should try to add width to your chin. A bottom-heavy frame makes the lower part of your face appear wider and gives a more balanced appearance overall.

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Frame with low-set temples: A frame with lower-set temples draws attention downward so that a wider forehead is minimized.

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Oval-shaped frames: If your chin is pointed, then an oval-shaped frame can take the attention away from it by drawing more focus up toward your eyes. The oval shape de-emphasizes the lower portion of your face.

download (23)Light-colored or rimless frames:  If you are self-conscious about your heart shaped face, minimize the impact of your glasses with a light, barely-there frame style.

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HOW TO CHOOSE GLASSES FOR OVAL FACE SHAPES

Square frames & rectangle frames:  They bring out the natural balance of your face and highlight your best features. Also be sure to look for a pair that is wider around your eyes.

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Round frames:     To bring out the balance as the face appears longer than it is wide.download (27)Avoid frames that are too large for your face and cover up more than half of it. Try on several different styles until you find a pair that is just right. A pair that covers up too much of your face will be overpowering and won’t be flattering.

HOW TO CHOOSE GLASSES FOR SQUARE  FACE SHAPES

Go for oval and round frames:  The purpose of glasses is to soften the sharpness, balance the angles and make your face appear a little longer. Glasses with oval and round frames are perfect for that.

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 Retro cat-eye frame :  It will compliment a square face. It will provide length and soften the face by adding curving lines.

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STYLE

Everyone looks best in his or her own color base.  Eye wear color should complement personal coloring. Eyewear designers create frames in latest colors.You may be tempted to choose a frame color that “goes with everything”.But consider instead a color that truly flatters you and helps you make your style statement.

LENSES…..Bring your look into focus.

REMEMBER, this is just a starting point for choosing the right spectacles for face shapes. Trying on a variety of different shapes and styles of glasses is the best way to choose a pair that complements your appearance.  This article will help you choose the right eyeglass frames for your face, so your new glasses will bring out the best in your already gorgeous face!

This is just a guide for the frames that suits your face type but an eye specialist  or a good optician can help you use these guidelines to choose your new eye glasses.

Written by Manaswini Gupta

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