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Flatter Your Face

 

Facial coloring and face shape are two important factors to consider when choosing appropriate frames. The first step is to determine your face shape (oval, round, rectangular, etc.)  Frame shapes can be used to accentuate or minimize your facial features, depending on how you choose to express your personality.  Frame coloring works the same way; you choose the frame color to either match or contrast with skin and hair tone, eye color, jewelry, and clothing colors. The degree to which you match or contrast will contribute to the expression of your personality and your look.

LONG FACE

 

Round or square shapes that do not extend beyond the widest part of your face lend the appearance of widening and shortening the face. Frames with short horizontal and long vertical lines may also prove aesthetically appealing.  

 

HEART-SHAPED FACE

 

 Frames no wider in length than your forehead which angle towards their lower corners will minimize the upper portion of the face for maximum appeal. Aviator shaped frames will balance a smaller chin while rimless style sunglasses seem to naturally suit this shape of face.  It’s best to avoid darker colors which may ‘cut up’ the line of the face, instead opt for lighter colors.

Frame suggestions: Frames with a Straight Top Line, Cateyes

 

SQUARE FACE

 

Angles associated with a square-shaped face (i.e. a distinct jaw line, broad forehead and wide cheekbones) are best offset with soft, curvaceous styles such as classic ovals that provide definition to the face.                     

Frame suggestions: Oval, Round, Cat Eyes

 

OVAL FACE

 

 If you have an oval face, you can wear any style you'd like, as long as it works with your proportions.  Choose sunglasses that are as wide as the largest part of your face to maintain balance and avoid styles that may form heavily v or angular shapes. Remember it is all about balance so choose frames that are in proportion to the rest of your face

Frame Suggestions: Any frame shape. Experiment with the latest looks, such as wraparounds or shields. Square shaped frames with gently rounded edges and higher temples.

 

DIAMOND SHAPE

 

Oval glasses or softly curved square frames soften the contours associated with this facial shape (i.e. wide cheekbones, narrow forehead and chin). Combination frames (plastic brow bar and metal rim) are an excellent choice inasmuch as they widen the forehead while minimizing the appearance of the cheekbones and temples.

Frame Suggestions: Oval, Square, Rimless 

ROUNDSHAPE

 

Frames equal in length to the broadest part of your face will give your face a longer and thinner appearance.  Your face will appear more defined with angular rectangular styles or styles proportionate to face shape.

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