Guidance To Glasses That Fit Your Face Best
Before deciding for a pair of premium, sustainable eyewear, you might want to understand which shape works well for your facial structure. NEUBAU is on it with this simple face-shape guide.
The shape of a face can be broken down into the jawline, cheekbones, and forehead: are they narrower, wider, or same size compared to other parts? Are they curved or rectangular and defined? We distinguish square, heart-shaped, round, and rectangular faces. Tie your hair up, study your face, and find your “eyedeal” sophisticated, sustainable look with us.
The easy ones
Eyewear advice is the most straightforward for faces that are convincingly curved or not at all, because the laws of proportion require them to be adjusted. Not that that’s a bad thing—the famous faces of Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are clear examples of round and squared.
A round face has full cheeks, a soft jawline, and is nicely curved all the way down to the chin. To balance your face, you may want to select sharper and rather squared frames. A squared face, on the other hand, is defined by an equal forehead, cheekbones, and jaw width. To soften the overall sharp angular lines, we suggest you pick oval or round frames. For both shapes, you can make the contrast even bigger by choosing expressive colors that accentuate the frame.
The hybrid ones
Among the hybrid forms, the heart-shaped face is recognizable by a wider forehead and a slender jawline; a round shape that comes to a point. Reese Witherspoon has one for instance. Because the overall look is soft and curved, squared frames are desirable. If you have an oval face like Kristen Stewart, you’re lucky, because this structure is intrinsically very balanced. With slimmer cheekbones and your forehead, jaw and chin in alignment, your face does not need much to meet the laws of proportion. Meaning—you can pick whatever you like. Frankly, that is rule number one in any case.
At NEUBAU EYEWEAR we created five types of glasses that will look especially good on these specific face shapes. To keep things simple, we list our recommendations:
As their name implies, these “pilot's glasses” were designed for pilots in the mid-thirties. They are typically suitable for oval or square faces, but also go with heart-shaped because they add some width to the face.
A creation from the 1930s and a hype in the 1960s, cat eyeglasses have been serving the people—especially those with round and heart-shaped faces. They can also be used to complement the subtle curves in oval shaped faces.
With their protruding hinges and flat bridge “pinching” the nose, panto’s create a wide (pantoscopic) view. They are especially apt for squared and oval faces bringing soft contrast to their angular features.
Glasses with clear rectangular features had a moment in the 60s and 90s. They are great for adding definition to round faces and can also help emphasizing the width of oval faces.
Arguably the first form of “spectacles” in history, round glasses tend to look good on squared and oval faces.
As with clothes, glasses don’t come in one-size-fits-all, and every face is unique. Whereas the right prescription is straightforward and objective, choosing the right model is not. You can take a piece of advice from us or a close friend. That doesn’t mean it works for you.
#NEUBAUPIONEERS listen and observe first, but in the end, they choose their own direction that often exceeds existing conventions. Without compromising sustainability, they choose styles that look good and resonate with their personality. Our best advice to you is to choose with sophistication. This is how you leave your mark in the world.