Not sure how to go about choosing your prescription frames?
OPSM optical stylist Franscesca Pezzutto says that most people's face shape falls into one of five categories and offers tips for eyewear selection:Square-shaped faces:
These faces typically have a strong jawline and equally broad forehead (think actress Katie Holmes).
"Pick frames that are slightly rounded at the edges to soften and balance features. Get frames that sit high enough on the face to downplay the sharpness of the jawline. Steer clear of square or rectangular- shaped frames," says Ms Pezzutto.Triangle-shaped faces:
These faces are broader along the brow than the jawline (actress Jennifer Anniston).
"To balance the bottom part of the face with the brow, try frames with a thin rim and vertical lines. Avoid large frames, heavy nose bridges and bold colours."Round-shaped faces:
These faces feature soft curves with similar width and length (like actress Catherine Zeta-Jones).
"To downplay the roundness, select frames with straight or angular lines, such as rectangle or square frames). Deep colours such as black or tortoiseshell also minimise fullness. Thin metal frames are another option."Oval-shaped faces:
These faces are longer than they are wide and have balanced features (think Halle Berry).
"The oval-shaped face can wear any frame style as long as the frames are no wider than the broadest part of the face."Heart-shaped faces:
Broad at the forehead, the heart-shaped face is narrow at the chin (think actress Reese Witherspoon)."To broaden the appearance of the chin, try thin, light metal or clear plastic frames that have broader bottom halves. Stay away from big, heavy glasses."
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