The Different Face Shapes — and the Frames to Flatter Them

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Ladies, this post is sponsored by DiscountGlasses.com. All opinions are my own.

We talk a lot about proportions here at Budget Fashionista. Having balance in your outfit, makeup or your eyewear lets your style take center stage without distractions. Said another way, if you’re under 5-feet tall and you wear a patterned maxi dress with a high neckline, two things will result. One, you’ll look shorter and bulkier than you actually are. And two, no one will notice your amazing shoes.

To achieve balance in your outfits, you need to know your body shape. In the same way, to achieve balance with your eyeglass frames, you should always consider your face shape.

So, we’ve tapped the insider knowledge from the folks at DiscountGlasses.com to deliver our most in-depth discussion of face shapes yet. DiscountGlasses.com recently published their own face shape guide just for the style-conscious shopper. What we love about the guide is that it links right to customized selections of eyeglass frames for each face shape. And that makes for very easy shopping!

6 Different Face Shapes

Here’s the toughest thing about understanding face shapes. You can know all about different face shapes, and still not know what your face shape is (or is that just me?)! Try grabbing two recent photos of yourself, and print out six versions of each on a piece of paper. Below we’ll go through six different face shapes, and you’ll use a pencil to draw each shape over your picture. One of them will be the closest match to your features, and that’s your face shape!

1. Oval-Shaped Face

Tina Fey, Beyonce and Jennifer Connelly have oval shaped faces.

Queen B, Jessica Alba, Tina Fey, Julianne Moore and Jennifer Connelly are all oval-faced beauties. These lucky ladies can wear almost any style frame because their faces are naturally well proportioned. The only misstep would be a frame that’s overpowering enough to unbalance a balanced face.

3 eyeglass frames for oval shaped faces

Three of my picks from the DiscountGlasses.com Oval Face Frames collection are (from top to bottom above) Lunettos Clark (from $20.30), Paws N Claws B 901 (from $144) and Red Lotus 220Z (from $97.97).

2. Round Face

Kate Moss, Kate Upton and Kate Bosworth have round faces.

At least three famous Kates have round faces: Kate Moss, Kate Upton and Kate Bosworth. (Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams are in this group, as well.) If you’re like the Kates, your best frames are the ones that add length to your face. Straight lines and angles tend to work best.

selection of eyeglass frames for round faces

For round faces, I love these stylish looks (from top to bottom above): Marilyn Monroe MMO 105 (from $79.95), O’Neill Juno (from $90.97), and CoverGirl CGO432 (from $97.97).

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  • Beyonce doesn’t have a round face but a fat face. All the others are very pretty and the eyeglasses suit ’em perfectly.

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