Ever wished you had someone to help you find eyeglasses that work with a heart shaped face?
You’re in luck because this article will help you choose the best frames for your features. Once you learn what styles compliment your unique face shape (as well as which shapes to avoid), choosing your next pair of glasses will be a breeze.
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How To Identify A Heart Shaped Face
Before we get into it, just know that determining your face shape is not an exact science. Few people have a perfectly “round,” “square,” or “oval” face shape.
Instead, most people have elements of different face types. Identifying your most distinguishing facial features is the best way to categorize your face shape.
Facial Features Of Heart Shaped Faces
Heart shaped faces are characterized by a narrow, angular chin and a broad forehead.
High, prominent cheekbones are another feature of a heart shaped face.
This face shape is also referred to as the “inverted triangle” shape, where the forehead is the widest part of your face and tapers down to a narrow chin.
Best Frame Shapes for Heart Shaped Faces
The good news is, a wide variety of frame shapes will suit this face shape.
The most important feature to look for is width. Wide frames will be proportional to a broader forehead and provide balance for your facial features.
You can also add visual interest and accentuate your face shape with two-tone frames that are darker on the top and lighter on the bottom.
Rectangular glasses balance out the curves of your heart-shaped face without drawing too much attention to its width.
The shape and width of rectangular frames give the illusion of lengthening your face.
Oval glasses fit heart shaped faces perfectly.
The rounded edges of oval frames provide contrast and help “soften” angular features.
In addition, they draw attention to your eyes and cheekbones and away from your chin or forehead.
Semi-rimless and Rimless Frames
Rimless and semi-rimless glasses are unobtrusive frame options.
Semi-rimless frames have a prominent top frame that focuses your eye upward and balances the appearance of a heart-shaped face.
Rimless frames just seem to disappear and don’t draw any attention to any particular feature.
Navigator (Square Aviator) Frames
Navigators have a bottom-heavy design that draws the eye downwards and flattens the bottom part of your face.
As a result, they can add a balanced look and soften prominent angular features.
Frames To Avoid
Square frames add even more angles to sharp features and should be avoided.
Similarly, geometric frames with many angles accentuate your already angular features and do not balance well on the face.
Considering the size of the frame is essential to ensure a flattering frame fit. As we discussed earlier, paying attention to the width is critical for heart shaped faces.
Small glasses will exaggerate the width of your face and only make it appear even larger.
Here we see that the frame is narrower than the width of the man’s face due to how the temples flare out on the sides of his head.
This pair of glasses makes his face look very long and his forehead very wide.
This woman’s frame is resting on her cheeks. A frame that’s too wide at the temples will make your face seem out of balance.
And if you can see your eyebrows through the lenses, your glasses are probably too big.
Examples of Glasses on Heart Shaped Faces
A larger oval-shaped frame softens the appearance of an angular jawline.
The dark to light gradient coloring accentuates the upper half of the face and draws the eye away from the chin.
A properly fitting rectangle frame fits well at the temples and is not tight on the sides of the head.
The man’s eyes are centered in the frame, and his glasses fit nicely on the nose bridge to avoid slipping.
Proper-fitting navigator frames balance out the features of a heart-shaped face and bring attention to the center of the face.
The eyes should be horizontally centered in the lens. Additionally, the bottom of the frame should not rest on your cheeks.
Now Go Try Some Glasses On!
With so many retailers offering virtual try-ons these days, it’s easy to try out various frames without even leaving the comfort of your couch.