Eyeglasses and Face Shapes

Have you ever noticed how some people look really great in their eyeglasses? Well, whether they know it or not, that is probably because they have matched eyeglasses and face shapes that go together well. It actually is not hard to learn which eyeglasses and face shapes will work best together and find out what will be best on your face.

There are a few general rules for understanding eyeglasses and face shapes.

  • The first rule is that the shape of the glasses should contrast the shape of your face.
  • The second rule is that the size of the frame of the glasses should fit the size of your face.

The first rule is where people seem to have the most problems with eyeglasses and face shapes.

  • People with square faces should compliment the lines of their faces with slightly rounded frames.
  • People with an oval-shaped face will have the most options available to them.
  • People with round faces should look for more angular frames with straight lines.
  • People with triangular, or heart-shaped faces require a light touch so heavy frames should be avoided.

Another consideration with eyeglasses and face shapes is nose shape.

  • A long nose can appear shorter with a double bridge or high sidebars.
  • A large nose can be balanced with a large frame that will give the effect of a smaller nose.
  • A small nose can appear to have better proportions with eyeglasses that have a high nose bar.