Fitting Guide

Choose your face type:

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Oval Face

Any style works for someone with an oval shape. Try with the latest looks such as wraparounds or shields. Also square frames with gently rounded edges and higher temples also look fabulous on an oval face.

Suggested Frames: Any frame shape.

Round Face

This face type should look for frames equal to or slightly wider than the broadest part of the face. To make the face appear longer and thinner, you may minimize the curves and add definition with soft, angular, rectangular styles or double-brow styles. To create a longer profile try frames with higher temples. Sunglasses with brow bars also pull the eye upward, making the face appear longer.

Suggested Frames: Wider frames with angular/rectangular styles.

Oblong Face

You may widen and shorten the face with sunglass styles that do not go beyond the widest part of the face. This face type looks better with round or square shapes.  Frames with short horizontal and long vertical lines also fit well.  Adding decorative or contrasting templates will make the face look wider.

Suggested Frames: Round, Square.

Square Face

This face shape has a broad jaw line, broad forehead and wide cheekbones. Soft curvy styles will reduce the angles of the face and give more definition. We recommend classic ovals for this face type/shape.

Suggested Frames: Round, Cat Eyes.

Diamond Face

This face shape consists of wide or high cheekbones with a narrow forehead and chin. To soften the contour of the face we recommend oval sunglasses. Another fit that will work well with this face is a soft curves square frame. The styles should be no wider than the top of the cheekbones.

Suggested Frames: Oval , Square, Rimless.

Triangle Face

Triangular shape faces usually have a narrow jaw and wide forehead. The lower portion of the face can be softened by accenting the eye area.  Styles such as cat eyes should angle outward at the top corner and be wide enough to balance the jaw line. We recommend trying rimless metal frames.

Suggested Frames: Frames with a straight top line.






SKIN TONE

Pale Complexions: We recommend trying lightweight frames with a touch of color such as a rose or amber. Tortoiseshell frames look great on those with fair complexions (avoid darker versions) but clear, blue- or green-tinged frames may drain color from cheeks.

Dark Complexions: Olive, Mediterranean, golden or Asian skin and dark hair look stunning in silver, gold or clear frames.  Avoid black, which can be too heavy for your complexion.

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