The days of not knowing which frame will flatter your face are gone! We’ve got all the tips and tricks you’ll need to find the perfect pair of eyeglasses every time.
From embracing your unique facial features to learning what works the best on an oval face, choosing your next pair of glasses will be a breeze.
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How To Identify An Oval Face
If you have an oval face, consider yourself lucky. People with oval faces have evenly proportioned features that allow them to wear practically any pair of glasses when it comes to frame selection.
You can experiment and be as adventurous as you want. Most frames will be flattering on your face shape.
Best Frame Shapes for Oval Faces
With an oval face, the sky’s the limit as far as frame shape goes. Here are a few flattering ones to consider:
Square and Rectangular Frames
Square and rectangle glasses are great if you have a more conservative style.
Select a chunky tortoiseshell-colored frame for a bit of edge, or keep it super simple with a classic black rectangle frame.
Cat Eye Frames
Nothing says stylish like a cat-eye frame for those who want to step out of the box with their style.
These frames have a flattering “lifting” effect that contours your face and is fun to wear. It’s important to pay attention to the width of the frame as this style can tend to look too big or small if the sizing is off.
Make sure that the frame is the same width or broader at your temples.
This popular sunglasses style also works well as prescription glasses. The angles of an aviator frame add interest to the face and are perfect if you want a sportier look.
Kick your style into overdrive with a geometric eyeglass frame. An oval face is the perfect carrier for an unconventional frame shape.
Round frames are difficult for many people to wear, but not if you’ve got an oval face. Take advantage and take this intellectual look to the max.
Frames To Avoid
Since oval faces can carry all frame shapes well, focusing on the fit of the frame will be an essential factor in the best frame fit. Below are two examples of frames that don’t fit as well as they should.
Small glasses will exaggerate the width of your face and make it appear larger than it is.
Here, the frame is narrower than the width of the face and makes the man’s face look very long.
The temples look like they are flaring out on the sides of his head.
Eyeglasses are too big when the frame rests on the cheeks, and you can see the eyebrows through the lens when looking straight ahead.
Also, when the frame keeps sliding down the nose and doesn’t stay in place can be a sign the frame is too large.
Examples of Glasses on Oval Faces
A proper fitting rectangle frame is proportional to the woman’s face. Her eyes are centered in the lenses for the best visual result, and the frame fits on the bridge to prevent it from slipping down the nose.
Cateye frames give a subtle “lift” to the face. The glasses must be wide enough to not appear too small at the temple and the bottom of the frame should not extend beyond the bottom of the nose.
Aviators can be a sporty alternative but can look ultra-trendy as well. Select a style with interesting details, such as a combo plastic metal frame.
Go Forth and Rock Your Next Pair
Have fun shopping for your next frame by utilizing the information you’ve learned in this article. Focus on a comfortable fit and let your style and personality do the rest.