Frames for Your Face Shape

A few months ago, Zyloware did an educational post on how to find the best frames for your face shape. As we roll into 2018, we want to show off the latest releases and which on-trend frame works best with your face shape!

Before we get started, here’s some background information on face shapes:

There are three keys to choosing the correct eyeglass frame for your face shape: the frame shape should contrast with your face shape, the frame size should be in scale with your face size, and the eyewear should repeat your best feature (such as a blue frame to match blue eyes).

While most faces are a combination of shapes and angles, there are seven basic face shapes: round, oval, square, oblong, heart-shaped, triangle and diamond. Here is a further description of these face shapes and which types of frames work for each. Your optician or frame dispenser can help you use these guidelines to choose your new eyeglasses.

For more information on frames that work best with each face shape, you can refer to our earlier blog post here.

 

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Look for eyewear that is square or rectangular. These styles are usually wider than a round face and can enhance your face shape by making it appear slimmer and longer.

 

 

 

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Look for frames that are as wide as the broadest part of your face. Geometric shapes like squares or rectangles are among the most popular for oval faces.

 

 

 

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Eyeglasses that soften the angularity and sit high on the bridge of the nose look best on square faces. Oval or round eyeglasses will balance and add a thinner appearance to the angles of a square face.

 

 

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If you have a longer face, wider glasses also known as aviator frames, are definitely for you. Also look for frames that have more depth than width, decorative or contrasting temples that add width to your face, or a low bridge to shorten your nose.

 

 

 

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A heart-shaped face is widest at the forehead and gradually narrows through the jaw. A modified wayfarer shape and styles with detailing on the lower porting works great for your features.

 

 

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A triangle face is widest at the jaw and gradually narrows through the forehead. Brow line or cat eye frames work great with your features. Choose frames with detailing on the upper portion and ensure the width is slightly wider than your jawline for balance.

 

 

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Diamond-shaped faces are narrow at the eye line and jawline, and cheekbones are often high and dramatic. To highlight eyes and bring out the cheekbones, try frames that have detailing or distinctive brow lines, rimless frames, oval, and cat-eye shapes.

 

 

 

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