Buying Guide

Frame Shape Rules

A Heart Shaped Face The Heart Shaped Face has the forehead and cheekbones approximately equal in width with the chin being somewhat pointed. A heart shaped face is characterized by a wideforehead, high cheekbones and a narrow chin.

Your Strategy

  • Make your forehead look narrower
  • Avoid cat-eye and triangle shaped frames
  • Try frames with mid to low temples
  • Aviator and rectangular shapes work best

A Square Face The Square Face has forehead, cheekbones and jaw line approximately equal in width. Other characteristics include a strong prominent jaw line, a square chin and a broad forehead.

Your Strategy

  • Make your face appear longer with softer curves
  • Round and oval frames work best
  • Frames should be more horizontal than vertical
  • Subtle, rimless frames contrast a strong square face

A Round Face The Round Face has forehead, cheekbones and jaw line of equal width. A round face is characterized by soft curves, full cheeks and a rounded chin.

Your Strategy

  • Make your face appear longer and thinner
  • Wide, rectangular shapes work best
  • Frames with a high temple lengthen a round face
  • Avoid small, round shapes.

An Oval Face The Oval Face is considered to be the ideal shape because of its balanced proportions. An oval-shaped face is characterized by high cheekbones and a forehead which is slightly narrower.

Your Strategy

  • An oval face can wear most frames
  • Look for frames as wide as your cheekbones
  • Start with rectangular or angular frames
  • Avoid large frames that can overpower your face