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How to choose the right glasses for your face shape

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to choose the right glasses for your face shape

Glasses are a more and more common accessory, but when we can buy them we spend hours trying to get the right model. According to the shape of your face, you need a special kind of frame that highlights your features and makes you look much better. To help you know what suits you best, we are going to teach you how to choose the right sunglasses for your face shape.

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Steps to follow:
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For round faces, characterized by soft round featuresthat are the same with and height. If you have a round face, glasses with thick frames in rectangular or square shapes covering the width of the cheekbones are best, as they allow you to hide your roundness and create a subtle effect of lengthening your face, which tends to favour this type of face.

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For square faces , those with defined cheekbones, jaw and forehead, it is best to look for a kind of glasses with smooth, round or oval frames as those are great as well as the irregular corners like the Ray-Ban 80s style. Square frames are not recommended because they strengthen the corners in your face

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For oval faces the options are much broader, since almost all types of glasses will suit you. You just have to take into account the proportion, if your face is oval but small then avoid glasses which are too large. In general, frames of a reasonable size for your face will look good on you regardless of the shape.

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For diamond shaped faces or heart shaped ones,oval frames work well, or those with a circular element and square ones with rounded corners. Rimless frames are perfect and you should avoid those with too thick frames because the idea is to compensate for the shape of your face with the glasses.

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For triangular faces, upwardly curved frames are very flattering, rectangular models with round ends and wide glasses are recommended for this type of face, specifically aviators. Our recommendation is to avoid square frames.

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Apart from the above tips, we suggest you look at the following article on how to clean glasses and how to look hot in glasses.

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Tips
  • Go to an optician and test various models based on these recommendations and see the effect on your face
  • These suggestions are just that, suggestions to enhance the features of your face, but ultimately you must choose the glasses with which you feel more comfortable

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