Here’s some great news for fashion-forward girls and boys: just because you’re getting fitted for eyeglasses, it doesn’t mean that you’ll have to sacrifice your style sensibilities. These days there is an endless array of eyeglass frame styles you can choose from so that you won’t have to settle for run of the mill, unfashionable specs. Of course, there are specific frame styles that work best with certain face shapes. To help you pick out a pair of glasses that suits you, here are a few tips you can look into:

If your chin is slightly narrower than your forehead and your features are pretty balanced, then you have an oval-shaped face, just like Jessica Alba and Jennifer Anniston. Typically called the classical shape because of their even proportions, the softly rounded oval faces are easy to match with almost any kind of eyeglasses. However, narrow glasses with accents or modern, geometrical styles will work best for oval faces.

Square or angular faces, particularly ones with prominent jaws and square chins like those of celebrities Olivia Wilde, Demi Moore and Elijah Wood will be best served by frame styles which play contrast against the contours of their face. Oval frames make square faces appear softer. If you share this facial shape, explore frames with rimless bottoms as glasses with full rims might make your face boxier.

Triangle-shaped faces and the similar heart-shaped faces are those with broad foreheads and wide cheekbones which taper off into narrow chins. For this type of facial configuration, avoid boxy frames which are likely to make your cheeks look far bigger than they really are. Additionally, frames with pronounced upper rims and lighter lower rims are probably not a good match for you. Instead, look into light-colored frames which are wider at the bottom. Ryan Gosling and Reese Witherspoon are good examples of triangular faced celebrities. Bradley Cooper, on the other hand, has a face that is shaped more like a heart.

For those with shorter faces, wide foreheads, fuller cheeks and rounder chins like Kirsten Dunst and Mila Kunis, the best options for eyeglass shapes are more rectangular shaped frames. Circular and oversized frames will only emphasize the roundness of your face so, get geometric or angular-styled frames instead. That said, it will also do you well to look into frames with decorations or color variations at the temple area.

These are all the basics but it’s important to know that faces are not always simply round, square, oval or heart-shaped. Many faces appear to be a mix of two or more types, so it’s still best to try out several pairs in front of a mirror, or go with a trusted friend who can give you fashion advice. Keep in mind, too, that certain frame colors and decorations go better with various hairstyles, skin tones, and eye colors. That said, it should still be comforting for fashionistas to know that they don’t have to give up their style just because they need to get eyeglasses. In fact, choosing frames is just the beginning because if you really want to customize your eye wear, you can also look into tinted lenses.

For more information about custom eye wear and other eye care questions, call or visit Planet Vision EyeCare, in Greenacres, FL today.