How to determine the shape of your face?
At first glance, it is not always easy to identify the shape of one's face, since many faces have characteristics of different forms. Besides, the shape of a person's face changes throughout life, for example, when losing weight. Here is an easy way to determine your face shape at home: First, face a mirror facing forward. Then remove the hair from your face with the help of an elastic band. Having a clear face will help you identify the shape of your face. The face is delimited at the top by the hairline and the bottom by the chin. The ears are not considered to be part of the shape of the face. You can also outline your face in the mirror with water-soluble paint. If you do not have a mirror at hand, a photo looking forward (also a selfie made with your mobile) is also useful. The time has come to compare and ask yourself: which of these shapes is my face most like?
What face shape do I have?
Identifying the shape of your face will help you find the perfect frame. Face shapes can be divided into six different categories:
Smooth, flat contours, broad, prominent cheeks, and a rounded chin are the hallmarks of this face shape. Round faces are somewhat shorter and fuller than an oval face.
What glasses go well with a round face?
Slim and discreet frames that don't draw attention to the width of the face, angular frames (either square or slightly rectangular), or broader edges that accentuate the contours of the face and give it more definition. Nylor partial frames or full frames with a subtly tinted bottom edge are also a good alternative for round faces.
Square faces are similar to elongated faces; only the former is somewhat shorter and wider. The sides of a square face also form perpendicular lines. The chin, jaw, and forehead stand out, and the cheekbones are usually higher.
What glasses go well with a square face?
It would be best if you opted for frames that lengthen your face, such as discreet rimless glasses, slightly round frames with flat contours, or round, curved glasses. The round frames create a nice contrast with the square shape of the user's face, providing a very harmonious effect. Wide frame glasses are an excellent choice because they emphasize the length of the wearer's face. Due to the high position of the cheekbones, narrow lenses are better for this face shape because wide lenses immediately cover the cheekbones.
What glasses go well with an oval face?
Almost everything fits square glasses, round glasses, discreet rimless glasses, or more pretentious frames (e.g., cat's eye or nerd glasses with wide frames) and exclusive designs.
Triangular or heart-shaped face
Triangular or heart-shaped faces have a broad forehead, prominent cheekbones, and a pronounced chin.
What glasses go well with a heart-shaped face?
Small, low-profile, full-length, cat-eye, oval, or round frames are best. These go well with heart-shaped faces because the lenses are narrower at the bottom and flare upward, giving a beautiful and harmonious contrast to the forehead.
Elongated or rectangular faces
The elongated or rectangular faces are characterized by the fact that the cheekbones, forehead, and jaw are slightly more full, and the lateral contours draw straight lines downwards.
What glasses go well with an elongated face?
Round, curved, rimless, oval frames, full frames, wide frames, and wide bridge glasses, and low temples. Striking frames shorten elongated faces. The larger lenses also smooth out the longer features of this face shape, providing a pleasing optical effect.
Top narrow, bottom wide: on the trapezoidal faces, the forehead and temple area is smaller than the pronounced area of the cheekbones and jaw.
What style of glasses goes well with a trapezoidal face?
Glasses with pronounced edges that accentuate the upper third of the face, such as a beautiful color gradient top edge or wider frames, are ideal. In this way, the narrow temples appear wider, balancing the features of the face. Saddles with rods positioned as high as possible achieve this same effect. A trapezoidal face is favored by cat and butterfly sunglasses, half frame, and full-frame glasses with a pronounced top rim.
As with all recommendations, when looking for the frame that suits you, remember that the exception confirms the rule.
Some people are looking for a design that breaks with the aesthetics they wear, and others want glasses that combine with a specific style, and that means that suddenly there are other criteria to consider. The best solution is to try on the frames that most attract your attention while receiving your optician's expert opinion.