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The Right Frames For Your Face Shape

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The Right Frames For Your Face

How to choose the perfect frames for your face shape

Different styles of spectacle frames suit some face shapes better than others. Here is our simple guide to identifying what shape your face is and what kind of frames might work best for you.

Your SPECS network optician can offer you expert advice on choosing the perfect glasses.


Go for rectangular frames, as they make your face appear wider. A semi-rimless pair will work best. Avoid round frames, as they will diminish your features.


Try a vintage style in a medium-size: too big and it will shrink your face, too small and it will enlarge it, drawing attention away from your features.


Choose frames that give your face structure and definition. Avoid thick frames and circular shapes, as these will make your face look large and undefined. Opt for angular or rectangular styles with a narrow frame.


For this strongly defined facial shape, choose either oval or round frames. Thicker frames will work well as they help to give shape to the cheekbones.


Rectangular frames will complement a triangular face shape. Alternatively, butterfly frames with a soft gradient will create a feminine shape.


Heart-shaped faces already have a lot of natural definition, so your frames should bring out your jaw line and cheekbones. Achieve this with oval or square-shaped frames, thick, geometric frames, or cat eyes.

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