Framing It Perfectly: The Perfect Glasses For Your Face Shape

When it comes to choosing the right pair of frames, whether eyeglasses or sunglasses, it’s not just about vision correction or sunlight protection; it’s also about elevating your overall look and expressing your unique style.

But have you noticed how one pair of glasses can look great on your friend’s face but doesn’t seem to complement yours? As chic and stylish as the glasses themselves may be, they might not be the best fit for the shape of your face. Understanding one’s face shape and glasses that complement it helps pick out the most flattering glasses based on face shapes.

Read along to learn more about the most common frame designs and what the best eyewear for every face shape, as recommended by Doctor M!

Rectangle and Square Frames

Rectangle and square frames, characterized by sharp angles and distinct lines, are the best glasses for round faces. These glasses on a round face add definition and contrast to soft, curved features. So if this is your face type, you can experiment with dark-colored frames to create a striking contrast, or go for lighter frames for a softer look.

Round and Oval Frames:

Known for their well-balanced proportions, round and oval glasses are the best frames for oval faces. They are also flattering frames for diamond shaped faces, as well as for rectangular and square silhouettes. They draw attention to the eyes while enhancing the cheekbones. You can play around with the frames’ colors and thickness to really bring out your personal sense of fashion.

Cat-Eye Frames

Cat-eye frames are the ideal glasses for heart shaped faces. They are also the recommended frame shape for oval faces and round faces. These frames are wider at the top, which complements your facial structure. They draw attention to the eyes and highlight the cheekbones for a balanced look. When it comes to frame color, consider shades that enhance your skin tone, and feel free to express your unique style through frame adornments or patterns.

Aviator Frames:

Aviator frames are a timeless classic known for their distinctive teardrop shape that is constantly reinvented in various materials and designs. They pair perfectly with oval and heart-shaped faces, as they create an overall harmonious look. You can opt for classic metal frames or spruce it up with bold frame colors. For more inspiration, take a look at our men’s sunglasses & sunglasses for women to find the perfect aviator looks for you.

Keep Your Options Open

The next time you’re confused about choosing the best sunglasses or eyeglasses for your face shape, you have a frame of reference to turn to. However, it’s important to keep in mind that these categories and their respective recommendations are guidelines, not rigid rules. Yes, the categories are there, but not all face shapes fall perfectly into one of them. So, if you have your eye on a pair of glasses whose frames don’t necessarily fit your face shape, it doesn’t matter! As long as you’re pulling them off and they’re expressing your unique style, wear those frames and wear them confidently. After all, there’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to you!

Can’t seem to decide on what the best glasses for your face shape are? Drop by any Doctor M store for an expert eye!

Our Doctor M stores host a plethora of choices for all face shapes and personal tastes, and when asked, our staff can happily recommend the frame color and design that best suit your face shape and lifestyle. Additionally, if you’re opting for a pair of eyeglasses, you can even have your eyes checked in-store to make sure your prescription is up to date, because Doctor M is a new generation of optical stores by MAGRABi Group, with top-notch eyecare services and facilities.

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