How to Pick the Right Glasses Frame for Your Face

Finding the right glasses for your face can be a daunting task.

Choosing a pair of glasses is personal. Glasses are an accessory that you will wear every day, so naturally, you want them to be flattering. You’ll also want them to compliment your wardrobe as well as your face shape.

But with so many choices, how do you pick the right glasses frame for your face?

In this post, we’re breaking down the five different face shapes along with the recommended frame shape for each of them. 

How to Pick the Right Glasses Frame for Your Face

Before you begin looking at glasses, it is important to identify the shape of your face first. Once you know your face shape, then finding the right frame should be much easier.

Below, we’ve listed the five main categories of face shapes and the recommended frames for each of them.

Oval

Oval face shapes are the most versatile to fit. This shape is characterized by slightly wider cheekbones with a gentle narrowing of the forehead and chin.

People with oval face shapes can choose from a wide variety of frames, as their face shape is considered to be fairly universal. However, this does not mean that every single frame will be the perfect fit.

Those with an oval face shape should look for frames that highlight the natural balance of their face and add angles to its soft curves. The most suitable frames for an oval-shaped face are square, rectangular, or geometric.

Round

Round face shapes have soft curves with slightly wider cheekbones and a forehead and jaw that are equally as wide.

Due to the smooth lines of a round face, the perfect frame should offer bold and angular lines like these rectangular-shaped frames. Additionally, round-shaped faces look great in geometric frames as well as cat-eye frames.

Square

Square face shapes are characterized by more angular lines. Their cheekbones, forehead, and jaw are typically equally aligned.

Because square faces are composed of clean, straight lines, you will want to choose a frame that will not overwhelm your face. We suggest thinner frames that are slightly wider than your cheekbones and that are rounded.

A frame like this one will help soften the angular features of your face.

Heart

Heart-shaped faces are characterized by wider foreheads and narrower chins. Oftentimes, individuals with heart-shaped faces also have higher cheekbones.

Those with a heart-shaped face look especially good in frames that are slightly wider than their forehead. You might be familiar with the wayfarer shape, which is particularly flattering for heart-shaped faces.

Other frames that nicely complement heart-shaped faces are oval, frames with detailing on the lower half, as well as light-colored or even rimless frames.

Triangular

Triangular face shapes take on the shape of a triangle in that they are wider at the jaw and become narrower toward the forehead.

The best types of frames for this face shape are ones that are bold on top and lighter on the bottom. Choosing frames that are more detailed on the upper half, like browline or cat-eye frames, helps to balance out the triangular shape of your face.

How to Find the Right Glasses for Your Face

Bear in mind that these are only guidelines, not a rule book. If you find a pair of glasses that you love but are not recommended for your face shape, own them!

One of the best parts about wearing glasses is that they allow you to express your style and personality, so feel free to make your own style rules.

Don’t Forget About Blue Light Protection

When choosing the right glasses frame for your face, you will also want to ensure that the lenses offer blue light protection.

You might be asking yourself, “Why should I care about blue light?”

The truth is, if you spend long hours working on the computer or using digital screens, your eyes are being overexposed to blue light. Every single digital screen emits blue light.

Blue light is part of the visible light spectrum and has short wavelengths and higher energy than other colors. Research shows that exposure to this type of light for an extended period of time can harm your eye health and your sleep.

Luckily, blue light glasses have been developed to help protect your eyes from the harmful effects of blue light. Blue light glasses also protect your eyes from glare, UV rays, and can be worn both day and night.

To learn more about blue light, check out this blog post for 3 reasons why blue light is bad for you.

Conclusion: How to Pick the Right Glasses Frame for Your Face

We hope that you found this post useful and that you are on your way to finding the right glasses for your face shape!

If you are interested in purchasing glasses, take a look at our collection of frames to see which one suits you best. All bluwinx glasses filter out blue light and offer both glare and UV protection.

Our team at bluwinx believes that you have the right to a good night’s sleep. That’s why we offer fashionable frames with KODAK Total Blue® Lens technology that provides unsurpassed protection against harmful blue-violet light.

If you are interested in learning more about blue light, visit our blog, and read more about blue light and sleep-related topics.

If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to reach out – email us at help@bluwinx.com!

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