What type of frames are right for my face shape?

Summertime is here! And with those bright UV rays that we’re enjoying so much, we thought you’d want to know how to keep your eyes protected while also being stylish. Did you know that keeping your eyes healthy isn’t all that we do?

Oh no friends, we also bring it in the fashion accessories department.

To help us, we’ve tapped some of our city’s most stylish bloggers to show off which frames will suit you best depending on your face shape.

Oval – Dominique Baker of styledomination.com

If you have an oval face your features are well balanced, you have great high cheekbones, and your chin is slightly more narrow than your forehead. Ie; you’re so lucky when it comes to choosing glasses because your features are already balanced so any shape of frames will look good on you.

Glasses for this face shape are best if they are the same width (or slightly wider) than the widest part of your face, and can be bold and textured. Try any shape that suits your personal style – prefer a retro chic vibe? Try a cat-eye. Studious and responsible? (which are great for work) Try a rectangular frame. Dominique’s feminine and urban cool ensemble is enhanced by these fabulous Dior mirror frames which she found – where else – chez nous!

RoundChantal Sarkisian of modexlusive.com

 If you have a round face you are blessed with full cheeks and a face of (or almost) equal length and width. Look for frames that add contrast to the curves of your face – embellishments, bold colours and prints are great – a wider frame also elongates the face. Chantal is wearing beautiful rose gold Dior sunnies – courtesy of yours truly – for a perfectly playful summer look!

Heart – Julie Lan of PopChampagne.com

 A heart-shape boasts a beautiful broad forehead, narrow chin and high cheekbones. To minimize the width of the forehead and play up those enviable cheekbones, choose frames that are wider than your forehead or have embellished endpoints – a cat eye is a great example of this. Julie is wearing some fabulous Gucci’s which complement her heart-shaped face and add some serious “je ne sais quoi” to her casual beach look.

Square – Katie Hession of yowcitystyle.tumblr.com 

Photographer: Kamara Morozuk

 The lucky folks with a square jawline share movie-star angular features and a broader forehead, allowing them to wear many frame shapes. For those who have a square face shape, just keep an eye out for rounder edges to soften your features – unless you want to bring out your Zoolander-high-fashion persona, of course. Which is what Katie is doing here with her Caroline Abram frames – we love her elevated look with an editorial edge.

Diamond – Alyssa Beltempo of blog.msbeltempo.com

 Given the description, it’s apropos that diamond face shapes are few and far between, characterized by a narrow forehead and chin. If you have a diamond face shape, bring the focus to your eyes to balance it out – and there’s no better way to do that than with some awesome shades! Look for frames that are top-heavy or embellished at the top, a cat eye is always a go-to. These timeless Dior frames on Alyssa have slightly up-swept corners – great for a diamond face shape!

And there it is! Remember that a lot of these suggestions work for the gentlemen, too! And no matter what your face shape or personal style, what is most important is that the lens is truly centered on your eyes (especially if they’re prescription!). And as always, we’re here to help you pick the right frames for your face shape and personal style. See you soon!

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5 Comments

  1. Barbera Peters on August 31, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    I have been looking into getting some new glasses online but I have no idea how to choose the right face shape for myself. You mentioned that having a heart shape face is broad forehead, narrow chin, and high cheekbones. That is about the right description for my face and you recommended going with wider frames or embellished end points. I can’t wait to find come glasses in that aspect. Thank you for the great information.

  2. Ernest London on October 6, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    I like that you mentioned that a wide frame will elongate a round face. I am getting glasses for the first time, and I am trying to figure out what frames will look best. I have a pretty round face, so these could be perfect. I will also take your advice and try out a bold color, thanks!

  3. Eye Doctor Edmonton on April 11, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Thanks for the tips to choose best Eyeglasses Frames, I have an oval face. No problem there. I just wanted to say to those who are using glasses instead of contact’s, you are beautiful the way you are. Wearing glasses means, from what I have read, is a higher IQ. So being you are best in my opinion. Thank you

    • MVCAdmin on April 16, 2018 at 6:54 pm

      Glasses are great since they are both functional and fashionable!

      • MVCAdmin on April 27, 2018 at 2:14 pm

        Thanks so much for visiting our website!

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