Frame Shape Selection Guide


Glasses may give you the ability to divert attention from certain facial imperfections, but poorly chosen eyeglass shape can emphasize them. When choosing the appropriate frame, do not forget that in addition to your personal taste, you should pay attention to the shape of your face.

Not all glasses are suitable for every face shape and type, which is why we want to offer you some advice. Thick frames extend a square face; round glasses round off your face features. The effect of improperly selected frames can be unsightly.
So what kind of frames are suitable for you? First select what your face shape…


A square face is characterized by a strong jawline, broad forehead and pronounced cheekbones. Your face is very equal in regards to length and width. When you have a square face, we recommend oval or round-rimmed glasses with narrow frames or without them. Round frames will optically round off and tone down your facial features.

FOR YOU: oval, round frames; cateyes AVOID: wide, angular shaped frames: square, rectangle; small frames


If your face is round it is probably pretty much the same width and length, creating a circle like shape. Your chin will be rounded with no hard lines or angles. When your face is round, square, thin-rimmed eye glasses will best fit you. Also very suitable will be glasses that are rounded in the lower part. When choosing the right glasses, your goal should be lengthening and optically slimming your face.

FOR YOU: frames with sharp angles, rectangular, narrow glasses, not covering your cheekbones AVOID: big, round, oval frames, which will expose chubby cheeks


If your face is oval, it is probably slightly longer than it is wide, where your forehead and jawline are approximately the same width.
If you have an oval face, you’re very lucky. Almost all types of glasses suit you. The selection of appropriate frames can be a pleasure. Types of glasses can vary, depending on what you want to emphasize and what look you’re going to achieve.

FOR YOU: proportional, any shape you dream of! AVOID: too large frames, they will extend the upper part of your face


Heart-shaped face is characterized by a wider forehead. The face is gradually narrowing towards the pointy chin.Your forehead is wide and round at your hairline. In this case, we recommend that your glasses have round or oval, thin-rimmed lenses. Men can also choose from angular glasses that will add more sharper features. We recommend avoiding thick frames.

FOR YOU: not very visible, rounded, softer shapes AVOID: thick, heavy, angular shapes


A diamond shaped face has broad and dominant cheeks,your hairline is more narrow. Also, starting below the ear your jawline comes to a point at your chin. The most suitable glasses for you are those, that widen in the upper part and have thicker frames.

FOR YOU: any shape, but it’s better to avoid extremes (too round, too square), more decorated or thicker in the upper part AVOID: wider than your cheekbones, sharp angles, narrow lenses, thin-rims

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