Choosing the Right Frames for your Face

Choosing the perfect glasses for you can sometimes feel like an impossible task. You’ve seen a pair of glasses that you love, but you try them on and they seem to look completely different. Why? Well, your face-shape is actually the most important part of choosing the right glasses for you.

To make the process a little more stress-free, here’s some helpful information on what frames could be right for you, based on the shape of your face. If you’re not sure what category your face shape fits into, then make sure your hair is away from your face and take a good look in the mirror.

Oval: An oval face shape is fairly balanced. Key elements of an oval face are evenly proportioned features and softly rounded in overall shape.

Luckily for oval shaped faces, most frames will suit. You can be as experimental as you like, but our recommendation is to go for frames that are slightly wider than the widest part of your face.

Heart-shaped: A heart-shaped face is one that is widest at the forehead and gently narrows towards the chin.

Glasses that are slightly wider at the bottom are best for this face shape. This will help you to add width and balance to your face. Similarly, thin and light-coloured frames, or even rimless, will let your face shape speak for itself.

Square: If both the length and the width of your face are proportionate, you will be in this category of face-shape. You will more than likely have a strong jaw and a broad forehead.

For the square-shaped face, rounded or oval glasses will soften your face and make it look slightly longer.

Diamond: Diamond-shaped faces are narrow at both the eye line and the jawline. Cheekbones will likely be high and dramatic. If this is you, then you have the rarest face shape.

Drawing attention to your eyes with your choice of glasses frame will bring more width and balance to your face. You can do this with top-heavy glasses like upswept frames and rectangles.

Triangle: The triangular face shape can be one of two ways; base-up or base-down. A base-up shape will be widest at the jaw and narrow towards the forehead. This face-shape calls for frames that add some width to the narrower part. Cat-eye shaped or strong brow lined frames will work best for you here.

Base-down triangular shape will be widest at the forehead and narrowest at the chin. Glasses that are wider at the bottom will complement this shape, and we suggest sticking to one solid colour.

Round: Round faces are quite short and have a wide forehead, with full cheeks and minimal angles.

The illusion of a longer face will come from rectangular frames in this case.

Of course, what we say isn’t gospel, and if you happen to find your dream frames that look great on you, perfect! There is nothing to say that you shouldn’t go ahead and purchase them!

At Walker and Campbell, there will always be someone on hand to help you find the right frames. If you would like to book an appointment with us, then contact us or pop in to the shop to book with a member of staff.