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Finding a great pair of glasses can be overwhelming. You want to find eyewear that corrects your vision, is comfortable to wear, and of course, looks great.
Everyone has their own unique style. When it comes to choosing your prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses, you should follow your intuition. However, some techniques can help you narrow down your choices.
The best glasses for heart shaped faces include:
- Oval and Circular Frames
- Rectangular Frames
- Rimless and Semi-Rimless Frames
- Cat-Eye Frames
Do I Have a Heart Shaped Face?
Very few people have a perfect example of a singular face shape. Most people have physical elements that could be considered part of a couple different shapes. Identifying your most distinguishing features is the best way to categorize your face shape.
Heart shaped faces are characterized by:
- A broad forehead
- High, prominent cheekbones
- A narrow jawline
- An angular chin
“Heart shaped” and “inverted triangle” can be used interchangeably to describe this face shape, where the forehead is the widest part of your face, and your chin is the narrowest.
Best Frame Shapes for Heart Shaped Faces
Heart shaped faces are one of the most common types of face shapes. They are also very versatile when it comes to choosing the right glasses. Wide frames (especially frames that are wider at the bottom) and frames that have prominent endpoints help widen your chin's appearance and provide balance for your facial features. You can also use your frames to draw attention to or away from different parts of your face.
Oval and Circular Frames
Rounded frames provide contrast and can help “soften” your angular features. They draw attention to your eyes and cheekbones and away from your chin or forehead.
Rectangular frames provide balance on heart shaped faces. They add structure to curvy features and can make your forehead appear narrower. They provide a professional look and don’t draw much attention to themselves.
Rimless and Semi-Rimless Frames
Rimless and semi-rimless glasses are unobtrusive options. Rimless frames don’t highlight anything and let your facial features speak for themselves. Semi-Rimless frames can help balance your forehead and draw attention downwards to your jawline.
Wayfarers and Clubmasters
One of the best ways to balance out a wider forehead is by finding frames that have wide, prominent endpoints that extend out past your temples. This can draw the gaze up and away from your cheekbones, making your eyes the focal point. Wayfarer and clubmaster frames do precisely that.
Cat-eye frames work similarly to wayfarers and clubmasters. Many women are adopting this classic retro style. Cat-eye shapes can be quite versatile and help contour your face, either balancing or highlighting prominent features.
Aviators have a bottom heavy design. This works to draw the eye downwards and flatten the bottom part of your face. This can add a balanced look and soften prominent angular features.
Frames to Avoid
Heart shaped faces are so varied and versatile that there isn’t one type of frame that should be avoided. It will all depend on what parts of your face you want to highlight or flatten.
If you want to draw the gaze upwards, away from the chin, avoid aviators or rimless frames. Square frames may also look awkward, adding even more angles to your sharp features.