Face Shape Guide


What Frame Shapes Are the Best for My Face Shape?

At Optica we understand that with so many styles and shapes of frames and sunglasses, how can you decide on the most suitable pair? We have put together a simple guideline to help you determine which shape/style will suit you the best based on the basic shape of your face. It is very important to note that these tips are to only serve as guideline and are not 100% accurate. It does not matter what frames or sunglasses you pick, if you love them, you will feel good—and feeling good always looks great!

 

Square

  • Broad forehead with a strong, horizontal jawline
  • Proportional in width and length

FRAMES TO COMPLIMENT FACE

  • Round or oval eyeglasses
  • Dark or bold- colored frames

Objective: Divert away from and add contrast to strong facial features

FRAMES TO AVOID

  • Most geometric and square shapes
  • Light-colored frames

Tip: Don’t give your face too many angles

Diamond

  • Wide cheekbones and a narrow forehead
  • Angular jaw lines

FRAMES TO COMPLIMENT FACE

  • Oval and rimless frames
  • Glasses with strong brow lines

Objective: Balance and enhance facial features

FRAMES TO AVOID

  • Very narrow or thin frames

Tip: Don’t draw unnecessary attention to your narrow eye line

Heart

  • Broad forehead that extends down to a small chin
  • High and angled cheekbones

FRAMES TO COMPLIMENT FACE

  • Oval and round shaped glasses
  • Thin, light-colored frames to balance narrow chins

Objective: Balance the width of your face

FRAMES TO AVOID


  • Top-heavy styles or decorative designs
  • Dark frames

Tip: Don’t draw too much attention to upper face

Round

  • Full cheeks
  • A wide forehead and a rounded chin

FRAMES TO COMPLIMENT FACE

  • Square or strong, angular frame shapes

Objective: Provide contrast to face

FRAMES TO AVOID


  • Too small frames and short frames
  • Round glasses

Tip: Frames that are wider than they are tall give the illusion of a slimmer face

Oval

  • Slightly curved/pointed jawline
  • Cheekbones are high and angled
  • Able to wear many different styles

FRAMES TO COMPLIMENT FACE

  • Styles: Any style - Generally square or round shapes

Objective: Give a nice contrast to facial curves

FRAMES TO AVOID


  • Oversized frames and shapes

Tip: Don’t choose frames too large for facial features

OVAL FACES are often referred to as the ideal face type because of the balanced proportions

DIAMOND FACES are the rarest face type

HIGH CHEEKBONES create a “triangle of youth” effect and make a person appear young

ROUND FACES can sometimes make a person appear younger than they are

FACIAL SYMMETRY can be affected by stressors— such as toxins, disease and psychological trauma—that were faced growing up

GENES influence face shape. Researchers have identified five genes that affect face shape, and there may be hundreds more with small effects