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Face Shape & Frame Style Recommendations

 

Face Shape

Description

Best Frames

Frame Tips

Frame Goal

 Round

Round


Your face is a circle and is about as wide as it is long, with soft curves.


Square, angular frames (aviator or square)


Try a clear bridge to widen your eyes; DO NOT wear round frames


To thin out and lengthen your round face

 Oval

Oval


Your face is a proportional oval, with curves. Oval is the “ideal” face shape.


Any frame shape (aviator, oval, or rectangle)


It’s best to pick frames that are at least as wide as the widest part of your face.


To maintain the balance of your proportional face

 Square

Square


Your face is equally as wide as it is long, with angular lines.


Circular, curved frames (aviator, oval).


Lengthen your face with frames that are wider (↔) than they are deep (↕)


To soften and lengthen your angular, short face.

 Oblong

Oblong


Your face is a rectangle and is longer than it is wide, with angular lines.


Triangular, Circular, or Deep Rectangular frames (aviator, oval, or some rectangle)


Balance your face with frames that are deeper (↕) than they are wide(↔)


To soften and shorten your angular, long face

 Diamond

Diamond

 

Geometric, Circular frames (oval, some square)

 

 

Try frames with wider bottoms than tops or rimless frames

 

Try frames with wider bottoms than tops or rimless frames

 

Your face has a wide forehead that descends to a narrow chin.

 Base-Down Triangle

Base-Down Triangle


Your face has a narrow forehead, wide cheekbones, and narrow chin, with angular lines.


Circular or Cat-Eye frames (aviator, oval, some rectangle)


Look for top-heavy frames, such as semi-rimless frames or frames with detailing on the brow line


To emphasize the eyes and cheekbones and draw the eye up to the top of your face