Fashion rules are meant to be broken—though sometimes it doesn’t hurt to follow some. One such rule says you should choose eyewear that complements the shape of your face.
While the rule has been repeated across fashion magazines and websites to refer to sunglasses, we’re focusing on prescription and over-the-counter reading glasses which are worn mainly for function rather than fashion. But hey, it doesn’t hurt to look good while working.
Round face shape
People with round faces usually have wide foreheads, full cheeks and rounded chins. It’s best to steer clear of glasses with curved frames and opt for angular and narrow frames to provide contrast to your face’s rounded shape, lengthen your face a bit and highlight its angles.
Square face shape
Do you have a broad forehead and a prominent horizontal jawline? Then you have a square-shaped face, which is perfect for fun cat-eye glasses. Go for a pair with dark frames to highlight your strong facial features.
Oval face shape
The oval face shape is considered the most versatile since the proportions are usually balanced—a narrow jawline, high cheekbones and a not-too-wide forehead. Complement this with frames that are as wide or wider than the broadest part of the face. But make sure you’re not getting oversized glasses.
Heart face shape
Since heart-shaped faces have wider foreheads and narrower chins and jawlines, it’s best to get aviators or polygon-shaped glasses that are rimless or semi-rimmed. This helps reduce the broadness of your face’s top half.
Still having trouble figuring out what glasses work for your face shape? Ideal Vision can help you out with eyewear options for specific face shapes. You can also customize the glasses’ grade, frame color and type of lens used, depending on your needs.