What Kind of Glasses Are Most Flattering for Your Face?

By: Monica Lee

What Kind of Glasses Are Most Flattering for Your Face?
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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?
Small, piercing eyes
Big eyes
Strong chin
High cheekbones

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What feature would you like to hide a bit?
Chubby cheeks
Weak chin
Long nose
Small chin

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Do you have a strong jawline and a broad forehead?
No, my features are softer.
No, I have a rounded chin and forehead.
Yes, and my cheekbones aren't that prominent.
I have a broad forehead, but my chin is the smallest feature on my face.

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Thick frames can make your face look smaller. Is that a good look for you?
No, my face is small enough.
I think I could get away with thick frames; my face is long.
Yes, I need that.
It wouldn't be my first choice in glasses, but I'd try it.

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Where do you usually shop?
The Gap
Macy's
L.L.Bean
Urban Outfitters

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How much do you rely on your glasses?
I have contacts that I wear more than glasses.
My eyes aren't bad; I use them more for fashion.
I wear glasses all the time.
Wearing glasses or contacts depends on whether I'm staying home or seeing people.

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It's time to choose a frame color. Should it match your eye color or brighten your skin tone?
Eye color
Skin tone
I don't think it really matters.
Complement both if possible

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Do you have full cheeks and a rounded chin?
Yes, and my face is small.
Yes, a rounded chin, but my cheeks are long.
No, not at all.
No, I have a pointy chin.

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Look at your face in the mirror. Do your facial features look like an upside-down triangle?
No, they aren't wider at the top.
No, they are smaller at the top AND bottom.
No, they aren't smaller at the bottom.
Yes, they sure do.

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How do you want your customers or clients to feel about you?
As friendly
As creative
As confident
As trustworthy

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How do you want your friends to perceive you?
As fun
As cool
As fashionably nerdy
As smart

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How petite are you?
I'm small.
I'm just regular.
I'm tall.
I'm between regular and small.

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How important is standing out?
I don't really like it.
It's important to me.
I'm getting used to it.
It's fine.

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Does your face appear longer than it is wide?
No, it's kind of roundish.
Yes, that pretty much describes it.
No, it's more squarish.
No, the proportions are different.

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Do you like frames that have detailing on the top half?
If the bottom half is rimless, absolutely.
I'll try it and see if it looks good.
Not usually my style.
Yes, they're perfect.

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A frame with a low bridge will help to shorten the appearance of a longer nose. Would you choose a low bridge?
I'd like my glasses to contour my cheeks instead.
I don't think it matters.
Sure, all my features are kind of big.
Yes, that sounds perfect.

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When you go looking for new eyeglass frames, does everything look pretty good on you?
No.
I can't tell.
There are quite a few styles that look good.
Yes, absolutely.

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Do aviator glasses look good on you?
I don't think so.
It depends on the style.
No, not usually.
Yes, they do.

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Short faces can look longer by wearing petite lenses. Would you order that size lens?
Yes.
I don't think I need it.
No, absolutely not.
Maybe. My cheeks are kind of full, and I'd like to add length.

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To soften your features, look for thinner metal frames in bronze, silver and gold. Are you going to get them?
No, my features are soft enough.
I think I want something a bit bolder.
Yes, I need to soften my features.
I'm looking for color, not something that blends into the background.

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Have you noticed that over-sized glasses or very circular rounded ones take away from your face’s natural symmetry?
I haven't tried on enough glasses to know.
Yes, I've noticed that.
Actually, circular glasses look good on me.
Actually, over-sized glasses look good on me.

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Slightly curved-edge glasses will draw the eyes away from a high forehead. Is that something that you could rock?
I don't think so.
That's one idea, but I'd like to try other frames.
I think it would look good.
Yes, absolutely.

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Would you want a pair of clear frames that blend in with your look and don't take away from your face's length?
Yes, I need length.
My face is longer than it is wide, so I don't need those.
Not for me. I need something to break up my long face.
I could try it and see if it makes me look better.

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How do you feel about cat-eye frames?
I don't know.
Sure, they can be cute.
If they are very rectangular, then no.
Sounds like my style.

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If you wear glasses that sit high up on the bridge of your nose, you can soften square features. Would you do it?
No, I don't have square features.
I'll try them.
Yes, I want those.
No, I feel like my features are already soft.

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How well do you take care of your eye glasses?
I try not to sit on them.
I have a case for my glasses.
I have a case and cleaning wipes.
I'll go and get them adjusted when they get loose.

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Angular, narrow frame styles will help to lengthen the face. Do you think you need that?
Yes.
No, I want to highlight other things.
No, my face is already long.
I might try that.

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Do you have an extra pair of glasses?
No, but I have two pairs of contact lenses, does that count?
I have an old pair of glasses with an out-of-date prescription for emergencies.
No, I have a pair of contact lenses if I break my glasses.
Yes, I have two pairs.

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When your friends wear glasses with bright, striking-colored frames, what do you think?
Unless they are small, they would take over my face.
Maybe I'll try those out.
Not really my style.
Wow, I like them.

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When it comes to choosing your frames, which of these is most important?
Price
Brand
The extras (ultra-thin, UV protection, etc.)
Shape and color

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