How to Choose the Right Frame
Here are some helpful tips that will help you find a perfect frame for you. Choosing the right size, shape or color of eyeglasses can enhance your outstanding facial features while hiding your least desirable ones.
Description: full cheeks, equal in width and length, no clearly defined angles.
Look for: angular frames to create definition, rectangular frames.
Avoid: very round frames.
Description: well-balanced proportions, slightly longer than wide, chin narrower than forehead, high cheekbones.
Look for: most frame shapes.
Avoid: frames that are too large for your features.
Description: wide forehead, heart shaped hair line, narrow jaw line and chin.
Look for: shape that adds width to the cheek area, square or aviator.
Avoid: very large frames that add width to the top of your face.
Description: angular with a strong jaw line, square shin and broad forehead.
Look for: oval and round frames.
Avoid: geometric and square shapes that point up angles of the face.
Description: narrow shape that's longer than it's wide, angular features with high cheekbones, longer nose and tall forehead.
Look for: tall frames, broad glasses with an underlined top rim or decorative temple that adds width.
Avoid: small and short frames.
Description: narrow forehead and eye line that widen at the cheeks and the chin.
Look for: semi-rimless frames that point up upper face, top-heavy styles that balance width of the jaw, frame bottoms than angle inward.
Avoid: Low-set temples that widen the jaw, narrow frames that are out of proportion.
Description: narrow at the eye line and the jaw line with a small forehead and chin, angular features with dramatic cheekbones.
Look for: upswept styles like cat eye that emphasize the cheekbones, oval and rimless frames.
Avoid: narrow frames.
How to choose the right size:
Usually there are 3 numbers indicating the size (in millimeters) of the diameter of the lens; the width of the nose bridge and the length of the temple. Measurements usually appear on the inner part of the frames or on the inside of the bridge. Below is a size chart that should help you understand frame sizing: