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Who Says You Can’t Be
F a s h i o n a b l y
Four-
Eyed
If you’ve been
told you need an extra
pair of eyes, chances are you’re
first thought is finding frames that
Square Base-Up Triangle
will complement your features,
A square face has a broad forehead, cheeks, A base-up triangular face has a broad
and reflect your individual style.
and chin, plus the width and length have forehead and narrow chin. To emphasize the
Alternatively, if you already wear
the same proportions. To soften the angles cheekbones, try frames that are wider at the
of a square face, try rounded, oval, or cat-eye bottom. Rimless frame styles may also be an
glasses, you may feel they’ve
frames. appealing option.
become a part of you, and it’s
Rectangular or Oblong
time for a face lift. A rectangular or oblong face has a long,
narrow face. To add width to the face, try
K
nowing the shape of your face, and rounded or curved frames. Decorative
what styles best suit it, is the first step temples will also add width to the face, and a
to selecting your glasses. Here are some tips. low bridge will shorten a long, narrow nose.
Keep in mind that your face shape may be a
combination of the ones described here.
Diamond
•The oblong face can wear
A diamond-shaped face has a small forehead,
dramatic eye glasses
Oval with wider temples that narrow around
An oval-shaped face has a rounded forehead the jaw line. To minimize the width of the frames.
and chin of equal size. To maintain the temples and highlight the eyes, try rimless
natural balance, try frames that are as wide as frames or geometric frames such as oval or
the broadest part of the face. You may want cat-eye shapes.
•The oval face shape can
to try geometric or round frames.
Base-Down Triangle
Round
wear almost any frame.
A base-down triangular face has a narrow
A round face has full cheeks with a rounded forehead that widens toward the chin area.
chin and forehead. To sharpen facial To emphasize the narrow portion of the face,
features and make the face appear longer, try frames that have detailing on the top half
•The round face needs more
try geometric (such as rectangular) shaped of the frame, such as cat-eye frames.
angular frames to balance
frames.
its shape.
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