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How to Pick Glasses Based on Your Face Shape August 19, 2019

Upper West Side, Manhattan
How to Pick Glasses Based on Your Face Shape, Manhattan, New York

The glasses you wear every day make a statement about your style just as much as your clothes do. When it’s time for a new pair, you want to ensure you feel confident about your frames. Whether this is your first pair or you’re looking to try a different style, check out the guide below on tips for choosing the best eyeglasses for your face shape.  


Round faces have a similar width and height and don’t have particularly strong cheekbones. The general rule is to buy glasses that contrast with your facial features. In this case, you want an angular frame and to avoid round eyeglasses. Rectangular and cat-eye frames will balance your soft features and lengthen your face. 


Conversely, individuals with a square face have more angular or square jaw lines and a wider forehead. Buy round or oval eyeglasses. Additionally, the upper rim of the frames should be darker and the lower rim lighter to help lengthen the appearance of the face. 


glassesIf you have an inverted triangle shape, you are widest at the forehead with narrower cheekbones and an even narrower chin. Aim to make the top of your face look narrower. Glasses that will complement your face are wider towards the bottom and lighter in color. A rimless frame will be the most flattering. 


If you have a heart-shaped face, it’s wider at the forehead, narrower towards the chin, and complete with high cheekbones. It’s similar to a triangle except you have a window’s peak. Stay away from large frames or ones that are heavier on the bottom. Instead, you want to draw attention to the top of your face. Rimless or wayfarer-style glasses will flatter and complement you best. 


An oval face means your features are naturally balanced all around. With higher cheekbones and even proportions, it’s easy to find glasses in a variety of styles. Instead of worrying about shape, simply pick the pair that stands out the most to you. Choose bold colors, oversized, or chunky frames—anything you like!


If you’re in the market for new glasses, visit Cohen’s Fashion Optical in New York City. They pride themselves on having the most current styles and best designer brands at an affordable price. They provide contact lenses as well as eye examinations, and their expert team is fully equipped to help you manage any preexisting eye conditions. Call them at (212) 769-1410 to schedule an appointment, or visit them online to see their products and designer brands. 

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