THE SHAPE OF YOUR EYEWEAR MUST CONTRAST THE SHAPE OF YOUR FACE
CHARACTERISTICS: wide forehead, high cheekbones, narrow chin
Look for frames that will broaden the appearance of the chin and minimise the forehead width.
CHOOSE: slightly rounded frames that dip between the eyes to break up the wider forehead or frames that are wider at the bottom.
AVOID: overly embellished frames and top-heavy styles that draw attention upward.
FRAME SUGGESTIONS: aviators, butterfly-styles, rimless profiles
CHARACTERISTICS: face is longer than it is wide, narrow chin and cheeks, large forehead
Look for frames that break the length of the face, making it appear shorter and wider.
CHOOSE: deep frames to minimise facial length, and wide, oversized frames to bring proportion to the face.
AVOID: short frames without depth that will accentuate face length, as well as frames that are too narrow.
FRAME SUGGESTIONS: oversized styles, wrap-arounds
CHARACTERISTICS: full cheekbones with little to no angles, the width and length of the face being similarly proportionate
Look for frames that will make the face appear longer and thinner.
CHOOSE: slightly angular frames that will create a narrowing effect
AVOID: round frames of lenses that will exaggerate this shape face
FRAME SUGGESTIONS: rectangles, squares, sporty or squared-off retro styles
CHARACTERISTICS: chin is slightly narrower than the forehead, considered the perfect face shape due to the balanced proportions
Look for frames that keep the natural balance of the oval.
CHOOSE: a size that is in proportion to the face.
AVOID: oversized styles that will swallow a petite oval shape or too-small styles on a larger face.
FRAME SUGGESTIONS: options aren’t limited, ovals can really have fun and play with styles available to them
CHARACTERISTICS: broad forehead, strong jawline, wide chin and cheekbones
Look for frames that balance out the strong jawline and make the face appear longer.
CHOOSE: round, oval or curved frames to soften the face and jaw
AVOID: boxy and angular frames, as the sharp lines will come across as harsh
FRAME SUGGESTIONS: rounded or oval Jackie O styles, cat-eyes, semi-rimless frames with soft curves