Frame Tricks: The best eyeglasses and sunglasses for various face shapes.
Finding a great pair of glasses can be tough, but we’re here to help! If you have a round face, the last thing you want to do is add more width or even roundness to your look. But if you have an oval face, adding some width can help balance out your already-long visage and make your look more interesting. Here at Specs, we are happy to help you every step of the way! It’s part of the Specs Experience! There are plenty of other factors that go into choosing the right glasses for your particular face shape but if you're looking for a place to start before stopping into one of our four locations then take these tips into consideration!
Finding The Right Glasses For Your Face Shape
The first thing to do when looking for glasses to flatter your face shape is to determine what that shape actually is:
- Square faces have jawlines and foreheads of roughly equal width, prominent squared chins, and high cheekbones.
- Round faces are almost as wide as they are long, with curving sides and soft jawlines.
- Heart-shaped or triangular faces have a wider forehead than cheeks or chin.
- Oval faces are longer than they are wide, with an even distribution of features along the length of the face and no strong angles. Oval-shape people can wear almost any frame shape without looking too top-heavy or bottom-heavy.
- Diamond faces also have even widths at the temples and cheekbones but a narrow forehead and jawline, creating a diamond effect when viewed from above.
- Oblong faces are longer than oval ones but not proportionately wide enough to be considered square in shape; oblong chin may be pointed or rounded.
- Base-down triangle faces are widest at the jawline and narrower through temple and forehead areas; this is also called pear shape because it resembles a pear turned upside down on its base—hence the “base down” designation.
- Base up triangle face shapes have broader foreheads with chins that taper into smaller points; this is sometimes called an inverted triangle because it looks like an upside-down triangle resting on its pointy end—that would be the chin—which results in a tapering base at the top of the head (making it a “base up” triangle).
Whether you need prescription lenses or just a fashionable pair of frames you love
Although glasses can be an important tool for aiding sight, they are also an accessory, and as such, should always look fashionable. The right pair of glasses can make you look more attractive. We carry lots of your favorite fashion brands like RayBan, Kate Spade, and Gucci all of which we can do prescription in! Of course, it is also important to keep in mind that glasses are meant to help your eyes do their job better. So while choosing a flattering frame that goes with your style is important, never lose sight of the fact that your new purchase needs to be comfortable and well-fitting too. All of our stores carry a variety of brands so you’re sure to find the frame that's a perfect mix of comfortable and fashionable!
Find out which styles will look best on you by following these easy tips for finding glasses that flatter you
We want you to choose the frames that’ll make you look—and feel—your best. So we’ve put together some helpful tips and tricks to help find your ideal eyeglass and sunglass fit!
To start, identify your face shape by measuring the width of your cheekbones and the length of your jawline with a ruler or tape measure. Then, use these guidelines to pick a style that will frame and flatter it, if you have a larger face go for a larger frame, if your face is more petite then a smaller frame may suit you better! If you have a very round face try a geometric square or cat-eye frame to add some extra dimension, on the other hand, if your face is very angular try a subtle round or oval frame to soften those hard lines! At the end of the day don't these are all just starting points and you should wear what makes you happy!