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How to Pick the Perfect Frame

Part of the selection process for your new specs is to take into consideration your face shape and your skin tone. That's the shape and colour of the frame that suits you.

In this blog, we would like to share with you how, as a general guide, we can select a frame from the 100s we have to offer you, a frame to suit your face shape.

There are 7 basic face shapes. We hope you will find it interesting, and if you haven't done this before, you might want to have a look in the mirror to see what shape of face you have...

Face Shapes & Frame Styling

As humans we are all unique, but did you know that we all actually share one of 7 basic face shapes?

These are:

· Oval

· Heart

· Oblong

· Round

· Square

· Diamond

· Base-down triangle

Oval-Shaped Face

An oval face shape is soft and contoured – it is often considered to be the ideal face shape due to its balanced proportions and is the most common.

Typically, one and a half times longer than its width, most styles work with an oval face.

However, to maintain its natural balance, you should avoid frames with extreme angles and opt for frames that are as wide as the broadest part of the face, if not fractionally wider.

Heart-Shaped Face

A heart-shaped face comprises a wide forehead and a narrow-pointed chin. Those with this face shape should consider frames that are wider than the forehead and with detail on the hinges.

Popular frames for heart-shaped faces include cat-eye, wayfarer, rimless, bottom-heavy, and thin, light-coloured frames.

All of these frames work to make the forehead appear narrower and the cheekbones more defined.

Oblong-Shaped Face

An oblong face shape is longer than it is wide, with a narrow nose and long, straight cheek lines.

Deep frames with detail at the top – such as aviators, and frames with a low bridge compliment an oblong-shaped face.

If you have an oblong-shaped face, you should avoid small, rectangular frames as these will replicate your face shape.

Round-Shaped Face

A round-shaped face has curved lines nor sharp angles. Due to this, angular frames often work really well as do narrower styles as this helps lengthen the face.

It is best to avoid small frames with low sides as this style will ‘bisect’ the face.

Square-Shaped Face

A squared face comprises a strong jaw and broad forehead, which makes it appear very angular.

Oval frames will help soften this appearance, whereas a shallow frame or a frame with high sides will make the face look longer.

Diamond-Shaped Face

A diamond-shaped face is the least common face shape and consists of a narrow forehead and pointed jawline.

With broad cheekbones, oval, cat-eye and rimless frames will help soften these angles and can work really well with this face shape.

Base Down Triangle

With a narrow forehead and a wider cheek and chin area, someone with a base-down triangle-shaped face would benefit from a frame which adds width and emphasises the top of the face.

Choosing the Right Frame with Kelly Eyecare

At Kelly Eyecare, we won't leave you to choose your glasses, as there are many things to take into consideration when choosing glasses.

Through our free style consultancy service, we will take you through a number of stages in helping you to arrive at that perfect pair of glasses.

This free consultancy service comes with every pair of glasses that you purchase from us. Our staff are highly trained and have many years of experience in guiding you in finding that perfect pair of glasses.

First of all, it is very important that they fit you correctly and suit your lifestyle at the outset. Badly fitting glasses are simply annoying, as they will keep slipping down or cause pressure prints behind your ears and/or nose.

We’re very keen to send you out looking your very best with your new specs.

For more information on our free style consultancy service and to book your appointment, please visit our website.


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