Every face is unique. In general, however, face shapes can be categorised into 5 groups. For each group different styles of glasses are recommended.
To see what shape your face is, comb your hair back and look directly into a mirror. Pay attention to the width of your forehead in relation to your cheeks and chin. You should now be able to recognise your face shape, which is outlined by your hairline, cheekbones and jawline.
If you still have problems, then ask someone to take a picture of you with your hair combed back or take a portrait picture yourself. Print this picture and outline your face with a thick marker – the frame should go along your hairline, under your temples along your jaw and down to your chin.
The form which you have drawn is the shape of your face.
In this shape the cheekbones are slightly wider than the forehead and the chin line. If your face shape is oval, then almost every type of glasses will suit you. Experiment with different models and colours. With dark square plastic frames you can define your individual style. With slightly rounder frames you can create a gentler look. You should avoid completely round designs.
In this shape the cheeks are fuller and slightly wider than the forehead and chin line. The chin is not so prominent. If you have this face shape, then you should definitely avoid round glasses. More angled glasses will suit you better. Half-rim glasses emphasise the shape of your eyes and stretch the face optically.
In this shape the cheekbones, forehead and chin line are the same width. When choosing a frame you should avoid square-shaped glasses – unless you want to have a prominent and defined style. Round and oval-shaped glasses are better and flatter a squared-shaped face.
In this shape the forehead and jawbone are not as wide as the chin line. Frames that are wider at the top are well suited to this face shape as they accentuate the upper part of the face. This effect can also be achieved with smaller square-shaped frames. Distinctive, prominent frames also complement this effect.
In this shape the forehead is wider than the chin line. Wider cheekbones open up the eye area. Angled glasses, which are wider at the top, are well-suited to this face shape. Oval and round frames also fit well. Distinctive, prominent frames should be avoided.
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