How to choose the best shaped glasses to suit your face

Style Guide

We are all different and some frames work better than others, depending on the shape of your face, hair colour and skin tone. Here is a general guide to help you choose the perfect pair no matter as to your style or budget. However, if you know what you like, stick with your own preference as choosing glasses is all about being an individual.

Most faces can be divided in to four basic shapes: oval, square, rectangle, heart or round

Shape

If your face is…

1

Oval

• A little wider at the cheekbones and a gentle narrowing at the forehead and jaw

• You are very fortunate, as most styles of glasses suit, so you can be adventurous

• Glasses that are slightly wider than the broadest part of the face could be a good choice

2

Square

• Equally wide cheekbones, forehead and jaw:

• Consider oval or round frames, which can help to soften the jaw line and balance the face

3

Rectangle

• Equally wide cheekbones, forehead and jaw:

• Consider oval or round frames, which can help to soften the jaw line and balance the face

4

Heart

• Widest at the forehead and perhaps with a narrow jaw line:

• Consider bottom heavy frames to add width to the lower face

• Rimless frames are a good option, lighter colours and materials to light up the face

5

Round

• With full cheeks and rounded chin:

• Consider frames with sharper angles

• Narrow frames will add definition

Hair Colour and Skin Tone

The style and colour of your frames should complement your hair colour and skin tone.

If your skin tone is…


Fair
• Avoid bright colours, which dominate
• Try neutral browns, silvers and golds, which will complement
• Or bold dark frames work well for a statement


Medium
• Think about slightly richer and bolder colours such as dark purples and reds, blues and greens


Dark
• Want to make a statement? metallic or black frames often work well
• Or if something more subtle appeals, try burgundy or brown colours

If your hair is…


Blonde/light brown
• Add warmth with browns and tortoiseshells
• Or go bold with dark and dramatic shapes


Red/Auburn
• Try warm colours such as copper, gold and browns to complement your natural colouring
• Or feeling daring? -Go with cooler colours like green- this can look stunning


Dark brown/Black hair
• Lucky you: most colours will complement dark hair
• Feeling bold? -Dramatic frames will work well
• Bright colours will make a strong statement


Grey hair
• Reds and dark blues look great
• Avoid browns and yellows which can look overpowering

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