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Designers Eyeglass Frames That Complement Your Features
Glasses say so much about your personality and unique style. Work with our experienced staff at Spectrum Eye Care in Colorado Springs to find the perfect eyeglass frames for your look and preferences. Sample frame styles that complement your skin tone and face shape!
Select Your Frames Based on the Shape of Your Face
A square face is often characterized by a strong jawline, a broad forehead, and a wide chin and cheekbones. The width and length of the face are close to being equal. Frames should be selected to make the face look longer, and to soften the square angles of the face.
- Choose frames that are slightly curved (like an oval shape) and that have more horizontal rather than vertical real estate.
The oval face is identifiable by its balanced proportions. The forehead is slightly wider than the chin, and the cheekbones are high. Frames should complement the natural proportions of the oval.
- Choose frames that are wide or wider than the broadest part of your face, and that follow your brow line.
- Often, diamond or rectangular shapes work best for oval face shapes.
Although fairly similar to an oval shape, an oblong face is longer than it is wide. The ideal frames will shorten the face by creating a break in the length of the face.
- Choose frames that have depth and a low bridge to shorten the nose.
- Try frames that are round, deep, have low-triangle shapes, or that have strong, vertical lines.
A round or full face is characterized by having the same width and length. For round faces, frames that add length to the face often work best.
- Choose frames that lengthen the face — angular and narrow.
- It is best to avoid round style frames, as these will exaggerate the roundness and curves of your face.
Heart-Shaped Face (or Base-up Triangle)
A heart-shaped face looks like a heart or a triangle with the point facing down. The forehead is wide, and the cheekbones are high, while the face narrows towards the chin.
- Counterbalance the narrow chin by choosing frames that are wider at the bottom.
- Generally, light-colored and rimless frames work best, although aviator, butterfly, and low-triangle styles also work well.
Base-down Triangle Face
A base-down triangle face has a narrower forehead with full cheeks and a broad chin. Great selections include frames that have heavy color accents and detail on the top part of the frames.
- To offset a broad chin, select frames that widen at the top.
- Cat-eye shapes also work well to add width and to emphasize the narrow upper part of the face.
A diamond-shaped face is often characterized by high, dramatic cheekbones with a narrow eye line and jawline. This shape is the rarest of all the shapes.
- For best results, select rimless frames that have detailing and distinctive brow lines, or a cat-eye shape.
- Oval frames that are soft in style typically work best to highlight the eyes and cheekbones.
This is a general guide, and it is only intended for reference. Our experienced and trained vision center staff at Spectrum Eye Care will assist you in selecting frames that work best for your face shape and your lifestyle.
We believe that every patient deserves to walk away in a new frame that makes them excited. We have over 420 frames on display so that you have a wide array of frames to choose from in your new eyewear purchase.
Can’t find a frame that you’re in love with? As long as we carry the brand you are looking for, we would be happy to order a frame for you on approval.