With so many frames, colors, and shapes to choose from, you might find yourself asking what are the best glasses for your face? Look no further than this guide!
Are you looking to buy a new pair of glasses for your face?
But, maybe you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by all the different sizes, shapes, and colors there are to choose from?
Buying new glasses is a high-stake purchase.
Ok, maybe not that high-stake. But, glasses are expensive. And, since you need them to see, you’re definitely going to be wearing them a lot. Therefore, you want to make sure they match your personal style.
So, how do you know what ones to buy?
Check out this guide.
We’ve got a complete guide on how to choose the best glasses for your face.
Figure Out Your Face Shape
The secret to buying the right glasses is all starts with figuring out your face shape.
So, it’s time to turn your face into a little science project. Grab a tape measure so you can figure out the dimensions of your face.
Then, you will want to take note of the following dimensions:
Cheekbone to Cheekbone: Measure your cheekbones by placing the tape measure just a bit below your eyes. Measure to one end of your cheekbone, then the other.
Face Length: Start at your hairline and measure all the way down to your chin.
Jaw Line: Feel your face below your ears to figure out where your jaw bones end. Do the same thing on the other side of your face, and then measure from one side to the other.
Forehead Width: Measure your forehead by placing the tape measure at the halfway point between your hair and your eyebrows.
Now that you have all these measurements written down, it’s time to calculate your face shape.
Now let’s figure out what face shape is yours, depending on your measurements.
Once you know your face shape, you will significantly be able to narrow down the right choice on glasses. Here are the different face shape categories.
Are your forehead, cheeks, and chin measurements all very similar? Is the height of your face close to, or slightly less than one and a half times the width?
If so, you have an oval-shaped face.
Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Blake Lively, and Jessica Alba all have oval-shaped faces, to give you a better idea of what one looks like that isn’t yours.
If the measurements of your face’s width and height are similar, and the forehead and jaw measurements are narrower than the cheek measurements, then you have a round face.
Celebrities with round faces include Hayden Panettiere, Drew Barrymore, and Mila Kunis.
You have a heart-shaped face if your forehead measurement is wider than your cheekbone measurement and significantly wider than your chin’s measurement.
Celebrities with heart-shaped faces include Reese Witherspoon, Zooey Deschanel, and Ashley Olsen.
If the height and width measurements of your face are almost identical, and your jaw and forehead measurements are similar to your cheek measurements, you have a square face.
Celebrities with square faces include Rihanna, Natalie Portman, and Demi Moore.
Last but not least is the diamond shape. If your cheekbones measured quite a bit wider than your forehead and jaw, then you have a diamond-shaped face.
Celebrities with a diamond-shaped face include Tyra Banks, Viola Davis, and Serena Williams.
So, What Glasses Do You Need?
Now, it’s time to figure out what glasses you need. Remember, this is just a general guideline.
You always have the option of contact lenses to fall back on if you don’t like anything you find. Just remember that contact lenses are a bit more high maintenance, as you have to worry about removing them and keeping them clean.
See more here about cleaning your contact lenses.
Now that you know your face shape, let’s take a look at what glasses you’ll look best in.
If you have an oval-shaped face, count yourself lucky, as many glasses will suit you well.
Due to your long, yet rounded face shape, you are able to pull off almost any style of glasses. However, you are going to look particularly great in oversized frames or wide frames.
Also, oval-shaped faces have no problem pulling off bold colors, funky textures, and unique shapes, so don’t be afraid to go for a pair of frames that’s a little outside the box.
The only thing you should probably steer clear of are frames with heavy designs on them or frames that are extremely narrow, as these can add extra, unnecessary length to your face.
Just like ovals, there are also many frames that look good on those with round faces.
Sharp-angled frames tend to look the best on those with round faces, as they help add some, well, angles and sharpness to your face! Wider frames are also great, as they can add some length to your face.
Round frames and small frames can cause your features to get lost, so avoid these.
If you have a heart-shaped face, the glasses that will make you look the best are ones that are round or oval-shaped.
Frames with heavy bottoms, or ones that are over-sized, are best avoided, as these will make your face shape look imbalanced.
Also, frames that are just a bit wider than your forehead can help add some balance to your face.
Due to the strong jawline of square-shaped faces, glasses that sit high on your nose will look best, as these can add some length to your face.
Angular frames should be avoided, and you should opt for dark, rounded frames instead. Round frames can help soften your angles a bit.
Diamonds are the rarest face shape (and according to some reports, the most desirable) making you a true diamond in the rough if this is your shape.
Oval frames or rimless frames look best on those with a diamond face shape, as they help balance the shape of your face as well as highlight your best features.
Funky frames can help play up the uniqueness of your features – hello cat eye frame lovers!
Ready to Pick Out the Best Glasses for Your Face?
After reading this guide, you should be ready to pick out the best glasses for your face.
If you have any questions about choosing the right glasses, be sure to drop us a comment below.
Otherwise, be sure to check out our fashion page for other tips on looking great from head to toe.