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Glasses frames can add a unique and a personal touch to your face, but did you know that there are different styles that are suitable for different face shapes? Having the correct shape of eyeglass frames can complement your faces best features, so knowing which frames are best for your face shape can be quite beneficial for looking your best.
By knowing your face shape, it will help you become aware of the different characteristics and it can help you to find the right frames to compliment your look.
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The aesthetic of an oval shaped face always looks great with glasses. It's even balanced proportions, high cheek bones and a slightly narrow chin is what give it such a great look with so many styles. Glasses with detailed embellishments also look great with the high cheek bones typically found on oval faces. You can choose a classic rectangular shape for a sophisticated and studios look. You can even try a cat-eye, or a trendy square or round frame. You can even go with a wayfarer style as pictured below with Beyonce Knowles.
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A person with a triangle face shape has a broad forehead and wide cheek bones that narrow to a small chin. In order to minimize the width of the top of the face, wear eyeglasses frames that are wider at the bottom. Wearing lighter colors and materials and rimless frame styles are best suited for a triangle face shape.
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If your face’s has an equal or nearly height to width then you likely have a round face. A rounded face won’t have pronounced cheekbones, so choose a pair of sunglasses that are wider than your face to give it some definition. With round faces always choose the opposite of round when choosing glasses. Contrast by choosing a square or rectangular shape glasses. Get frames with nose pads, they tend to look great with big cheeks or if you have a flat nose.
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An oblong shape face is characterized by the longer length of the face. The face is nearly twice as long as its width. It has a long cheek line. Almost all glasses would work with an oblong shape face, most notably square shaped and aviator glasses.
Many oblong faces are suited well with rectangular frames too. These types of glasses will compliment your face shape because of its natural balance between forehead, cheeks, and chin. Just don't try any oversized glasses.
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Always go for the opposite. Square faces go well with anything but a square or rectangular pair of glasses. While oval and round glasses look great, an aviator style, wayfarer or cat-eye look great too. A square face shape has a strong horizontal jaw line, a square chin and broad forehead. Proportions of the face is equal on length and width. Any curved pair of glasses soften the sharpness and make your face appear a little longer.
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Rectangular faces much like square faces go well with anything but a square or rectangular pair of glasses. Oval and round glasses suit best for a long rectangular face. A rectangle face shape has a long horizontal jaw line, a square chin and broad forehead. Proportions of the face is longer on length, while shorter on the width. Any round pair of glasses soften the sharpness and make your face appear shorter.
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The heart shape face or as some would call a triangle shape face is very distinguishable and unique. It features a long and more pointed jawline with a very narrow pointed chin and a wide forehead. To balance a pointed chin, choose wide larger frames such as Cateyes, Ovals, Wayfarers, Rectangular, Square and even large round glasses. Aviators are also a perfect choice for heart shaped faces as their bottom-heavy shape draws attention to the lower half of your face.
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One of the most uncommon yet most desired of all face shapes is diamond shaped face. They are very hard to spot. The face features a small pointed chin that points up to wide cheekbones, and then narrows with a smaller forehead.
The reason why most are envious of such a face is because of the even symmetry on a different angle, every style of glasses is well suited for it.
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Published May 24 2019