What Kind of Glasses Are Most Flattering for Your Face?

By: Monica Lee
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About This Quiz

The shape of your glasses can give you a whole new look. Sharp and sexy, geeky and flirty or classic and cultured. To get the perfect pair, you first need to identify the shape of your face. Then the real fun happens when choosing the frame color, style and shape. 

For instance, if you have a round face, you'll want to look for frames that are wider than your face and add balance to your soft features. Wide frames can enhance your face and even make your cheeks appear longer and slimmer—whereas square faces need some roundness for balance and to soften defined, prominent features.

What happens if you find out your face shape won't work for a style you love, like aviator or cat-eye glasses? It's not the end of the world. For instance, if you have a rectangular face where aviator frames are a no-no, you may be able to rock those frames if you find a pair that is more rounded and over-sized. At the end of the day, choose frames that will not only balance your features, but also complement your personal style. Pick frames that you'll feel comfortable and, more importantly, confident wearing. That's right, make a spectacle of yourself!

What feature do you like the most about yourself?

What feature would you like to hide a bit?

Do you have a strong jawline and a broad forehead?

Thick frames can make your face look smaller. Is that a good look for you?

Where do you usually shop?

How much do you rely on your glasses?

It's time to choose a frame color. Should it match your eye color or brighten your skin tone?

Do you have full cheeks and a rounded chin?

Look at your face in the mirror. Do your facial features look like an upside-down triangle?

How do you want your customers or clients to feel about you?

How do you want your friends to perceive you?

How petite are you?

How important is standing out?

Does your face appear longer than it is wide?

Do you like frames that have detailing on the top half?

A frame with a low bridge will help to shorten the appearance of a longer nose. Would you choose a low bridge?

When you go looking for new eyeglass frames, does everything look pretty good on you?

Do aviator glasses look good on you?

Short faces can look longer by wearing petite lenses. Would you order that size lens?

To soften your features, look for thinner metal frames in bronze, silver and gold. Are you going to get them?

Have you noticed that over-sized glasses or very circular rounded ones take away from your face’s natural symmetry?

Slightly curved-edge glasses will draw the eyes away from a high forehead. Is that something that you could rock?

Would you want a pair of clear frames that blend in with your look and don't take away from your face's length?

How do you feel about cat-eye frames?

If you wear glasses that sit high up on the bridge of your nose, you can soften square features. Would you do it?

How well do you take care of your eye glasses?

Angular, narrow frame styles will help to lengthen the face. Do you think you need that?

Do you have an extra pair of glasses?

When your friends wear glasses with bright, striking-colored frames, what do you think?

When it comes to choosing your frames, which of these is most important?

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