Oval shaped faceThe oval face shape in the ideal face shape because of its balance and proportion. This face shape can wear many options, but there are still a couple guidelines to follow when selecting your frames.

  • Make sure the features of the frame don’t overwhelm your face.
  • Choose a frame that is as wide as the broadest part of your face. The key is to go wider in order to balance out a long, thin face. If you keep the proportion in check, you will be able to pull off most frame shapes.
  • Avoid low or sweeping temples (temples are the arms of the frame). They can throw off the proportion and create an unbalanced look.
  • Although the oval face shape tends to work with a majority of frames, you need to determine if you have a small oval versus a medium or larger oval, and fit the lens size accordingly.