How to Choose the Best Designer Frames
Eyeglasses should be comfortable and stylish, but most importantly, they should allow you to see better. Obviously, you want to visit a skilled optometrist so that you can receive the best prescription to match your eyes and your eye care needs. Once you get this done, you’re officially in the market for a new pair of designer frames!
So, prescription in hand, how do you know which frames to choose? Whether you’re first time wearer, or a knowledgeable veteran of designer frames, it’s important that you choose the right frames for to match your face. Once you get the basic idea of which designer frames you should be paying attention to, it’s much easier to match those frames to your personal style. From brands like Oliver Peoples and Cody Air to Lafont and Gucci, there are endless styles of designer frames to choose from.
Let’s dive into the 5 basic face shapes and some celebrity examples to help you choose the best frames for you.
Round Face Shape
This is one of the most common facial shapes in the world! If yours is a round face, your cheekbones and face length are the same all the way around your face. Picture a perfect circle – does that most closely match the shape of your own face?
Some famous faces include: Selena Gomez, Miranda Kerr, Mila Kunis
Best Frames for Round Faces – Balance a round face with angled frames that are a bit wider than your cheekbones for a stylish look.
Square Face Shape
This more defined face shape is characterized by sharper jaw lines and more dramatic angles around the face.
Some famous faces include: Elijah Wood, Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightley
Best Frames for Square Faces – The best approach is to soften the contours of the face with slightly rounded frames. For men’s frames, avoid anything heavy-looking or clunky. The thinner the better! Try a rectangular pair of designer frames, or even a wayfarer-type frame in a lighter color such as tortoise shell or silver.
Heart Face Shape
If your forehead is prominent are your cheekbones start a bit wide and come down to a tighter jawline, you have a heart-shaped face. The bottom of the “heart” would be the point at the bottom of your chin.
Some famous faces include: Reese Witherspoon, Miley Cyrus, Zooey Deschanel
Best Frames for Heart Faces – It’s important to balance out wider cheekbones with rectangular frames. Also, to help balance out the top of the “heart,” choose frames that sit a little higher up on your face.
Triangular Face Shape
Large, defined jawlines, smaller cheekbones, and a small forehead make up a triangular face.
Some famous faces include: Jennifer Aniston, Renee Zellweger, Ryan Gosling
Best Frames for Triangular Faces – Since the jawline defines your face shape, you can go with larger frames…even an aviator style. Choose a frame that extends into your forehead to better balance out your face to your designer frames. A deeper, square-shaped frame is also a nice compliment to a triangular face.
Oval Face Shape
Being the most common face shape in the world, an oval-shaped face is larger than the width of the cheekbones with the forehead being larger than the jawline.
Some famous faces include: Liv Tyler, Megan Fox, Jude Law
Best Frames for Oval Faces – This is an easy face shape by which to fit frames, because it’s balanced all over. While you’ll probably find a wide variety of frames you like, don’t be afraid to venture into more daring styles like fashion-forward cat eye frames.