Style Advice

 

FACE SHAPE

Oval

The oval face can wear almost any frame. It’s naturally balanced and characterized by high cheekbones with a slightly smaller chin and forehead.

Do

  • Experiment with the latest trends to see what style looks best.
  • Try square, rectangular and geometric shapes with upswept corners. This will emphasise cheekbones and making the jaw look slimmer and more angular.

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Don’t

  • Avoid frames that are too large for your features.

Famous Oval Faces: Beyonce Knowles, Jessicca Alba and Jude Law

Round

Round faces feature a soft curved appearance with few natural angles and is characterized by equal length and width.

Do

  • Try straight or angular frames to minimize roundness
  • Choose a geometric shape, square or rectangle styles

Don’t

  • Angular narrow frames make your face appear longer

Famous Round Faces: Cameron Diaz and Elijah Wood

Heart

The face is broad at the top and narrow at the bottom. A key feature can also be a pointed and prominent chin.

Do

  • Try frames with a thin rim or rimless styles
  • Try vertical lines or frames with low arms to help balance the jaw-line
  • Choose frames that are wider or more square at the bottom

Don’t

  • Avoid frames that sit high on your face

Famous Heart Faces: Jennifer Aniston, Halle Barry and David Spade

 Oblong

Round faces feature a soft curved appearance with few natural angles and is characterized by equal length and width.

Do

  • Try decorative or contrasting temples to add width to a long face
  • Over-sized frames look much better as they break up the length of your face

Don’t

  • Don’t choose a frame that is wider than your face or it will accentuate the narrow shape of your face
  • Avoid small or narrow square shaped glasses

Famous Oblong Faces: Sara Jessica Parker and Denzel Washington

 

Diamond

The top and bottom of the head are narrow, with prominent cheekbones that form the widest part of the face.

Do

  • Choose frames that are no wider than your cheekbones
  • Try rimless frames or soft oval shapes
 

Don’t

  • Narrow frames that draw attention to narrow eye line.

Famous Diamond Faces: Linda Evangelista, Madonna and Dane Cook

 

Square

Key features of this shape are the solid bone structure and square jaw line. Square shapes are also prone to wide foreheads and unnoticeable cheekbones.

Do

  • Choose frames that angle out at the top corners like cat eye or decorative upper rims
  • Narrow oval frames or rounded style
  • Frames that have more width than height to balance your face
 

Don’t

  • Avoid angular and square styles

Famous Square Faces: Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt, and Jackie Kennedy Onassis

 Triangle

Narrow forehead and eye line that widen at the cheeks and the chin.

Do

  • Try frames that angle out at the top corners like cat eye or oval shaped
  • Frames that have decorative detail

Don’t

  • Low-set temples that widen the jaw.
  • Narrow frames that are out of proportion.

Famous Triangle Faces: Kathy Ireland, Renee Zellweger, Keith Urban