Choosing The Right Frames For You

Choosing The Right Frames For You

Shade The Right Way! Changing Your Eyewear Game For The Better.

Eyeglasses and sunshades are on their own very important pieces of eye accessories. One is typically used to correct eyesight problems and the other to block out excess UV rays from the sun. These days, eyeglasses have diverged from their actual recommended needs for more cosmetic purposes.

Evolution of glasses

Many a times, choosing the right frames of glasses can be challenging. I, on one hand can testify to how often I try on someone’s sun shades and it just doesn’t look as cool as when the person wears it. Today, we’d be looking at framing your face, the right way.

Types of Face shapes


The shape  of your face determines the best type of frames to get. Generically, there are 6 types of face shape

The Oval face shape
The oval face shape is considered the most ideal form of face shape as anything seems to fit it. This is probably because of its symmetry. So if you have an oval face shape, you might get away with using just any type of glasses frames you want.

The Oblong face shape

Oblong faces, also called rectangular, are long and narrow with few angles. An oblong face works especially well with oversized sunglasses.This group is going to turn heads in wrap, shield, square, wayfarer and rectangle styles. Oblong faces should avoid small frames.

Square face shape

Square shaped faces—generally about the same length and width across the face—are characterized by a broad forehead and a strong jaw line. Examples of styles that would work well for this face are aviators, butterflies, round or any frame style that favors oval or circular curves.


Heart face shape 

Heart-shaped faces are widest at the temples and narrowest at the chin. Cat-eye styles or glasses that feature rounded edges are ideal for giving the wearer a more balanced look. This face shape will be best served with shield, butterfly, rimless, or aviator styled frames.



Round face shape
The round face has noticeable curves and less defined angles. Their ideal eyewear should emphasize sharp angular lines that will help elongate your face and make it look thinner and sharper. This face group may benefit from high-on-the-temple, colorful frames as well. The best options are for this face shape are Rectangle, square, wrap and shield frames.

Diamond face shape
Diamond-shaped faces are characterized by a narrow jawline and forehead with the cheekbones as the widest part of the face.
Diamond faces should use frames that feature gentle curves and should not be wider than the wearer’s cheekbones.
Oval and rimlessframes will help compliment wide or high cheekbones.

Now, although these will help a great deal on your next shopping spree, it is good to know that these rules are not carved in stone. There are a couple of other factors that might determine the type of eyewear you purchase. You can be spontaneous and still look fabulous.  That’s all for for today. Don’t forget to make use of the comments section below.

Ismail Issa


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