The most suitable frame shape is the opposite of your face shape. Angular shaped faces look better with round frames. Softer, fuller faces are enhanced with sharper edged frame shapes.
The face shapes to consider are:
Round / Oval Faces
Easiest face to fit with spectacles.
An oval face usually has high cheekbones and gentler curves around the edges. A round face features gentle curves around the edges, often have fuller cheeks and are less angular. To play down the roundness, select frames with straight or angular lines. A wide, shallow and angular frame gives the face a narrower look.
Suitable frames are oval, rectangular or octagonal frames.
Avoid round and square shapes.
Heart Shaped Faces
These faces have broad forehead and narrow chins.
Suitable frames to try are Supra frames (half-rimmed), and rectangular/octagonal frames that create a well proportioned look.
Avoid round and oval styles.
Pear Shaped / Triangular Faces
A triangular face gently becomes fuller down towards the cheeks and the jaw.
Suitable frames to try are rectangular styles, round/oval frames. Try bold frames with colour to emphasize on the top part of the face.
Avoid octagonal frames.
Rectangular faces are well proportioned, featuring high cheekbones and a strong jaw line. They usually feature more angles than curves and they are noticeably longer than wide.
Suitable frames are round frames and oval styles which help soften the face.
Avoid rectangular frames, and small frames as they make the face look longer.
Square faces are well defined; they feature a strong jaw line and angular cheekbones.
Suitable frames are oval shapes which soften the angles. Avoid square/rectangular and round frames as they make the face look too symmetrical.