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Face It: Finding the Most Flattering Frames Based on Your Face Shape

Selecting the perfect frames when you’re shopping for your next pair of eyeglasses comes with a variety of factors to be considered. Color, size, and what kind of statement you want your eyewear to make perhaps all come into consideration. There’s also an important additional factor to consider: What eyewear will be most flattering for your face shape. 

Knowing your face shape and what frames work best can help you choose the glasses that most suit you. Some frames can accentuate the features you most want to highlight and help create a well-balanced look.  


An oval face is proportionally balanced with a slightly curved jawline that is somewhat narrower than the forehead, allowing for the most flexibility in frame options.

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Most styles look good on oval faces. These recommendations will add structure to the softer oval shape.

Characteristically, round faces lack prominent cheekbones and are typically as wide as it is long.

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For men with round faces, rectangle and square frames create a more masculine appearance. For women, large and bold styles help draw attention to the eyes and make the face appear smaller. 


A square face is typically anchored by a wide, angular jawline and a similarly broad forehead.

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Broader foreheads and prominent cheekbones along with a narrower chin are the characteristics of heart-shaped faces. Rectangle frames can add balance, while round frames can soften the more angular shape.

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The broader jawlines and chins of pear-shaped faces also tend to have narrower foreheads and less prominent cheekbones. Browline frames bring more balance to a narrow forehead, but anyone can opt for the universally flattering aviator.

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A diamond face combines an angular jawline and prominent cheekbones with a narrower forehead. Men might opt for round or browline frames to balance facial features. For women, round and oval frames add softness to angular features, while cat-eye frames can add volume around narrow cheekbones. 

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