The shape of your face plays a large part in whether a certain style of glasses will look good on you.

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If you choose eyewear to suit your face, you will see well and look good.

Choose frames that create a balance and select a frame that is as wide or wider than the broadest part of your face.

Make sure your glasses are in proportion with the rest of your face. Frames that are too large or too narrow, will create asymmetry and make your facial features appear imbalanced.

First, you need to identify your face shape.

Pull your hair away from your face and look straight on into a mirror. Trace the outline of your face on the mirror using a whiteboard marker, or something that can be removed easily.

Take a close look at the overall shape that has been drawn and identify which shape your face is closest to. Nobody is a perfect, circle, square or any other shape, you just want to pick a shape that is closest to what your face is.

The main face shapes are oval, diamond, round, triangular, square and rectangle.

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Most frames will suit oval faces as they have symmetry and balance. Rarely is there a style of frame that won’t suit you. However, if your oval face is on the long side, you can make it appear shorter by selecting a deeper frame (the length of the lens from top to bottom). Angular and geometric styles will also suit you.

Choose frames that are as wide or wider than the broadest part of the face.

Choose frames that keep the oval’s natural balance.

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A diamond-shaped face has a narrow forehead, chin and jawline, and full cheeks. Look for frames that accentuate your cheekbones and sweep upwards, de-emphasising your forehead.

Select frames that are heavy on top and rounded

Square frames or frames with a straight top and curved bottom will work

Try cats-eye shapes, rimless or frames with detailing and distinctive brow lines.

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For a rounder face, choose frames which will make your face appear longer. Wide or angular frames make the face appear less round.

A shallow frame (the length of the lens from top to bottom) will also work best.

Avoid round frames, small frames and frames without a solid rim, as these styles will make your face appear rounder.

High or mid-height temples.

A clear bridge will widen the eyes

Try coloured temples and frames that are wider than they are deep

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Look for a frame that de-emphasises the narrow forehead typical of a triangle face.

For example, a pair of frames with high-set sides will offset a narrow forehead. Frames which are narrow at the bottom will offset the widest area of the face – the chin and jawline.

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Square faces are short and angular.

To reduce the angularity and visually lengthen the face, choose a round pair of glasses, or a style which is narrow and curved.

A shallow frame (the length of the lens from top to bottom) will work best for a square face, as will a frame with high sides.

Avoid geometric or angular styles as these will just make your face look more angular.

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Rectangular face shapes are angular, particularly around the jawline.

It’s best to choose a frame that will place less emphasis on the angles of the face, and shorten it, as rectangular faces are typically long.

A deeper frame (the length of the lens from top to bottom) will assist in doing this.

Choose frames with curves to offset your geometric features.