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The Best Eyeglasses for Your Face Shape: How to Frame Your Face Perfectly

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Here at Park Slope Eye and Optical Boutique we believe your eyewear should be stylish as well as functional. Choosing the right glasses shape for your face can enhance your overall look and complement your facial features. While there are no hard and fast rules, check out these guidelines for selecting glasses shapes that work well with different face shapes:

  • Round Face
    • Opt for angular and geometric frames to add definition to your face.
    • Rectangular or square frames can help create contrast and balance.
    • Avoid round frames, as they can emphasize the roundness of your face.
  • Square Face
    • Rounded or oval frames can soften the angular features of a square face.
    • Cat-eye frames can add a touch of femininity and balance to a square jawline.
    • Avoid overly boxy or square frames, as they can make your face look more angular.
  • Oval Face
    • Lucky you! Oval faces can pull off a wide range of frame shapes.
    • Experiment with different styles, but don’t go too extreme in any direction to maintain the natural balance of your face.
  • Heart-Shaped Face
    • Frames that are wider at the top and narrower at the bottom can balance out a wider forehead.
    • Cat-eye or aviator-style frames can work well for this face shape.
    • Avoid heavy, oversized frames that can overwhelm your face.
  • Diamond-Shaped Face
    • Oval or rounded frames can soften the angles of a diamond-shaped face.
    • Rimless or semi-rimless frames can also work well for this face shape.
    • Avoid overly wide or boxy frames that can make your cheekbones appear wider.
  • Rectangle/Long Face
    • Choose frames that add width to your face to create balance.
    • Round or oval frames can soften the face and make it appear shorter.
    • Avoid narrow or small frames that can make your face look longer.
  • Triangular Face (Inverted Triangle)
    • Frames with a wider bottom and narrower top can balance out a broader forehead.
    • Cat-eye or aviator frames can complement this face shape.
    • Avoid frames that accentuate the width of your forehead.
  • Base-Down Triangle Face
    • Frames that are wider at the top and narrower at the bottom can balance out a wider jawline.
    • Cat-eye frames or rimless styles can work well.
    • Avoid frames that emphasize the width of your jaw.

Remember that personal preference and comfort also play a significant role in choosing the right glasses. Own your style! These guidelines are just suggestions, and it’s essential to try on different frames and see what you feel most confident and comfortable wearing. Schedule your one-on-one styling session with Drs. Korik or Nguyen today.

Written by Dr. Kirk Kaupke, OD.

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