Choosing the Right Glasses For Your Face Shape

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A guide to selecting the right pair of eyeglasses frames for the shape of your face, considering comfort and style.

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Choosing the Right Glasses For Your Face Shape

  1. 1. Choosing the right eyeglasses for your face shapeThere are hundreds of styles of glasses for you to choose from. This guide can help narrow down your options and know what to look for.
  2. 2. You are uniqueEveryone’s face has a different shape
  3. 3. You are unique Everyone’s face has a different shape What might be right for you…Photo creditshttp://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=2829http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=3849
  4. 4. You are unique Everyone’s face has a different shape What might be right for you… …may not be right for some!Photo creditshttp://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=2829http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=3849
  5. 5. Poorly fitted glasses look bad…
  6. 6. Poorly fitted glasses look bad… …and feel bad!Photo creditshttp://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=862
  7. 7. So here’s how to ensure a proper fit: 1. Find the right position 2. Know your face shape 3. Choose the right glasses for your shape
  8. 8. 1. Find the right positionStand in front of a mirror.Place your glasses on your face and look straight ahead.
  9. 9. 1. Find the right positionStand in front of a mirror.Place your glasses on your face and look straight ahead.Your eyes should be looking through the center of each lens.
  10. 10. 1. Find the right positionStand in front of a mirror.Place your glasses on your face and look straight ahead.Your eyes should be looking through the center of each lens.If your eyes are too high…
  11. 11. 1. Find the right positionStand in front of a mirror.Place your glasses on your face and look straight ahead.Your eyes should be looking through the center of each lens.If your eyes are too high…or too low…
  12. 12. 1. Find the right positionStand in front of a mirror.Place your glasses on your face and look straight ahead.Your eyes should be looking through the center of each lens.If your eyes are too high…or too low……the frames don’t fit!
  13. 13. 1. Find the right positionYour peripheral vision shouldn’t be distortedor obstructed…
  14. 14. 1. Find the right positionYour peripheral vision shouldn’t be distortedor obstructed… …and the frames should feel comfortable on the bridge of your nose, on your temples, and around your ears.
  15. 15. 2. Know your face shapeTake a passport-photo style picture of yourself –a straight view of your face from the front
  16. 16. 2. Know your face shapeTake a passport-photo style picture of yourself –a straight view of your face from the front Draw two dots on either side of your forehead…
  17. 17. 2. Know your face shapeTake a passport-photo style picture of yourself –a straight view of your face from the front Draw two dots on either side of your forehead… Two on your cheekbones close to your eyes…
  18. 18. 2. Know your face shapeTake a passport-photo style picture of yourself –a straight view of your face from the front Draw two dots on either side of your forehead… Two on your cheekbones close to your eyes… …and two on your jaw line at mouth level.
  19. 19. 2. Know your face shapeTry to match your face to one the seven basic shapes: oval inverted trianglediamond triangle round oblong square
  20. 20. 2. Know your face shapeTry to match your face to one the seven basic shapes: OvalConsidered ideal because of its balanced proportions
  21. 21. 2. Know your face shapeTry to match your face to one the seven basic shapes: Diamond Narrow at the eyeline; small forehead, small chin
  22. 22. 2. Know your face shape Try to match your face to one the seven basic shapes: RoundFull; few angles; width and length roughly equal in proportion
  23. 23. 2. Know your face shape Try to match your face to one the seven basic shapes: SquareStrong jaw line; broad forehead; wide chin and cheekbones
  24. 24. 2. Know your face shapeTry to match your face to one the seven basic shapes: Inverted triangle Narrow forehead; wider at cheek and chin
  25. 25. 2. Know your face shape Try to match your face to one the seven basic shapes: TriangleWide forehead, high cheekbones; gradually narrows to the chin
  26. 26. 2. Know your face shapeTry to match your face to one the seven basic shapes: Oblong Face is longer than it is wide
  27. 27. 3. Choose the right glasses for your shapeThe key to selecting the right pair of frames is achieving balance
  28. 28. 3. Choose the right glasses for your shapeThe key to selecting the right pair of frames is achieving balance You want to compensate for the “imbalances” associated with your face shape (unless you have an oval face, which has the ideal balance)
  29. 29. 3. Choose the right glasses for your shapeThe key to selecting the right pair of frames is achieving balance For an oval face: Maintain your face’s natural balance
  30. 30. 3. Choose the right glasses for your shapeThe key to selecting the right pair of frames is achieving balance For an oval face: Maintain your face’s natural balance Select frames that are as wide or wider than your face Don’t go too big or too small
  31. 31. 3. Choose the right glasses for your shape The key to selecting the right pair of frames is achieving balance For a diamond face:Widen the forehead and jaw, minimize the temples and cheekbones
  32. 32. 3. Choose the right glasses for your shape The key to selecting the right pair of frames is achieving balance For a diamond face:Widen the forehead and jaw, minimize the temples and cheekbones Go with straight or rounded frames that are heavy on top Avoid low temples
  33. 33. 3. Choose the right glasses for your shapeThe key to selecting the right pair of frames is achieving balance For a round face: Make your face look longer and thinner
  34. 34. 3. Choose the right glasses for your shapeThe key to selecting the right pair of frames is achieving balance For a round face: Make your face look longer and thinnerCreate angles or horizontal lines to make the face more angular Choose frames that are wider than they are deep
  35. 35. 3. Choose the right glasses for your shapeThe key to selecting the right pair of frames is achieving balance For a square face: Make your face look longer
  36. 36. 3. Choose the right glasses for your shape The key to selecting the right pair of frames is achieving balance For a square face: Make your face look longer Choose frames that are wider than your faceLook for weight on top; curved narrow styles reduce squareness and lengthen the face
  37. 37. 3. Choose the right glasses for your shapeThe key to selecting the right pair of frames is achieving balance For an inverted triangle face: Add width to forehead, soften and narrow jaw/chin/cheeks
  38. 38. 3. Choose the right glasses for your shapeThe key to selecting the right pair of frames is achieving balance For an inverted triangle face: Add width to forehead, soften and narrow jaw/chin/cheeks Accent eye area, with enough width to balance the chin Want top-heavy frames; inward-angled or rimless bottoms
  39. 39. 3. Choose the right glasses for your shapeThe key to selecting the right pair of frames is achieving balance For a triangular face: Add width below the eyes to balance the narrow chin
  40. 40. 3. Choose the right glasses for your shapeThe key to selecting the right pair of frames is achieving balance For a triangular face: Add width below the eyes to balance the narrow chin Want wide-bottomed frames, mid to low temples Light colors, delicate metal, or rimless frames work well
  41. 41. 3. Choose the right glasses for your shapeThe key to selecting the right pair of frames is achieving balance For an oblong face: Try to make the face appear shorter and wider
  42. 42. 3. Choose the right glasses for your shapeThe key to selecting the right pair of frames is achieving balance For an oblong face: Try to make the face appear shorter and wider Go with frames that are deeper than they are wideWiden your face further with decorative or contrasting temples
  43. 43. See what works for yourself - experiment online! Select “Try On View” and upload your picture to try on a virtual pair of eyeglasses at www.coastal.com/glasses and see what styles work best with your face

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