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Glasses To Best Suit Your Face Shape

 

If you are someone who wears glasses, you understand how much of an impact they can have on your appearance. They are something you wear every day and over time they become a part of your overall appearance. This is why it is important to find the perfect glasses for you. While there are many factors to consider when choosing a new pair of glasses, face shape is an important consideration that can make or break your impression of a pair of frames you are trying on. In this article, about your face shape and what frames will keep you looking your best.
  

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Which Glasses Suit Your Face Shape?

Face shapes can be organized into six different categories; oval, round, square, diamond, pear, and heart. Here is how you determine which category you fall into and which glasses are right for you! 


Oval 

Oval faces tend to be narrow with a soft curve in the jawline. These features make the face look proportionally balanced and allow flexibility within frame options, however, structured frames provide a nice contrast between the face’s soft features and the frame’s distinct shape. A few examples of structured frames are:

  • Rectangular 
  • Square 
  • Aviator 
  • Browline

Round

Having a round face means the length and width of your face are quite similar and your jawline and cheekbones do not stand out. Round faces are complemented by frames that can draw more attention to the eyes and offset the roundness. Frames that can do this include:

  • Rectangular 
  • Square
  • Rounded 
  • Aviators 

Square​ 

If you have a square face shape, your forehead will be broad and your jawline will appear wide with apparent angles. The glasses that suit square faces should add contrast to these rigid features. This can be done by frames with round edges or that have a different length than width. These styles include:

  • Browline
  • Cate-Eye
  • Rounded
  • Oval
  • Rectangle


Diamond

Diamond faces have angled jawlines with prominent cheekbones and a slender forehead. Frames for diamond faces should help balance out these features and slightly widen the forehead’s appearance. Styles that are effective in doing this Include:

  • Oval 
  • Rounded
  • Cat-Eye 
  • Browline

Pear

Pear-shaped faces have a narrow forehead, wide jawline, and a broad chin. Frames for pear-shaped faces should be wide-set, as this will widen the forehead’s appearance and help balance out the contrasting facial features. These types of frames consist of:

  • Browline
  • Oval
  • Aviator

Heart

Heart-shaped faces feature prominent cheekbones and a narrow chin. The forehead will also be quite broad but this feature is harder to notice. Since there is so much contrast within the width of the chin and cheekbones, frames should either have rounded features to add softness to the face or be a structured shape to help balance the face’s contrasting outline. Examples of these frames include:

  • Rounded
  • Rectangular
  • Geometric
  • Aviator 


Consider The Shape Of Your Face While Choosing New Frames!

Picking out new glasses can be fun. Without an understanding of what styles will work for you, this can quickly turn into a frustrating chore. If you are having difficulties finding the right pair of glasses, keep in mind that it may be because you aren’t trying on the appropriate styles. 
Blink Eyewear is committed to finding you the perfect glasses. Contact us today to book a consultation with our eyewear stylists. 

 

FAQs

How can I find a specific style of frame if I don’t know what they look like?

If you have a certain type of glasses you would like, come into one of our locations and our stylists will be happy to show you some options along with alternate styles that can complement your facial features. 

Why should I buy glasses from Blink over an online platform?

The knowledge and assistance we provide is crucial for finding the perfect pair. Understanding what styles look best for different face shapes is only half of the battle. If you have found a pair you love but they don't feel comfortable, our stylists can make slight adjustments to ensure your new glasses don’t only look good but fit perfectly. 

How often should I buy new glasses?

This is a personal preference. If you are happy with your current glasses, we can switch out the lenses to accommodate new prescriptions or general wear and tear. If your frames are showing signs of wear and tear, it is recommended to purchase a new pair as this can distort your perception and make it harder to see. 

 

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To find out how our team of Calgary eye doctors can help protect your eye health and vision, contact us at our Crowfoot (403-547-5417), West Springs (403-242-0999) or Creekside (403-516-2292) branches.


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