When it comes down to choosing your prescription glasses or sunglasses you need to know first what face shape you are and which glasses will complement better your facial expression and tone. Glasses nowadays represent your personality, life style and they became an importnat fashion item, especially to women.
Glasses should not only help to give a lift to your face but also have a complementary effect when wearing them. Here is the list of face shapes and type of glasses more suitable an attractive to every particular case.
Oval face – it is considered the best face shape as it has the most balanced proportions and can generally pull off any style of glasses. However it is best to pick a frame that is as wide as or wider than the broadest part of the face.
Rectangle face – for that type select a distinctive, wide, horizontal frame with some weight at the top and bottom and rounded sides or with decoration on the temples to add fullness and width to this narrow face.
Inverted Triangle face – for this type pick glasses that take the attention to the top rim of the frame like semi-rimless glasses on top and colored or thicker frame on the bottom.
Heart-shaped face – select frames which give the illusion of fullness at the cheek area, that bring balance between forehead and chin. To balance this out you may find it advisable to pick glasses that take the attention to the top rim of the frame and in this way glasses will accentuate the breadth in the lower half of your face.
Pear-shaped face – select frames with a broad horizontal line at the top and little or no heaviness to the rest of the frame. This will bring balance to the wide jaw-line
Square-shaped face – Select a frame with not only straight horizontal lines to give the illusion of width, but also a narrow oval shape or anything with rounder, softer edges to give the illusion of roundness.
Round face– select softly angular, narrow frame or glasses with more width than depth give a more contoured shape. It will lengthen your face and make it appear thinner and try to avoid any big round glasses.
Diamond-shaped face – select frames that give a straight look to the top and bottom, giving the illusion of width.