How to Select the Right Style of Glasses

 

With so many types of frames for men and women, it can be difficult to even know where to begin when browsing Eye Buy Express’ online selection. You can narrow your search by looking for frame types of styles most likely to suit your face shape, enhance your natural skin tone and fit your primary use.

Considerations for Selecting Styles of Glasses

Eyeglasses should complement your face, not detract from it. In order to find frames that suit you, consider:

Face Shape
Of course you can choose any shape of frame you like, but there are some shapes and styles that are better fitted to specific face shapes.

Face Shape

Recommended Frame Shape

Frame Shape/Style to Avoid

Reason

Round

  • Rectangular
  • Round
  • Oval
  • Rimless

You want frames that are or appear to be wider than the face to make your face appear slimmer and longer.

Oval

  • Full or Semi-Frames
  • Rectangular
  • Overly large frames

You want a strong bridge and glasses that are wider than the widest part of the face to maintain symmetry.

Square

  • Oval
  • Round
  • Rectangular

You want to balance the angularity of the face with softer edges.

Heart

  • Round
  • Rectangular
  • Full Frames

 

Bottom-heavy frames will help create a sense of width as the face narrows, balancing the width of forehead compared to the chin.

For any face shape, the key is to balance your natural face shape—the roundness, angularity or width—with complementary styles of glasses.

Color
You can narrow the styles of glasses you browse and try on by searching for frame colors that complement your hair and skin tone.

If you have…

Then select…

But avoid…

Warm skin tones

Colors similar to your natural palette, such as:

Pastels, solid white or black

  • Tortoise
  • Brown
  • Gold
  • Olive

Cool skin tones

Colors that provide contrast, such as:

Colors that wash you out (these vary, often depending on your hair color)

  • Silver
  • Black
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Blue
  • Mauve
  • Gray

 

If you do not see the frame style you like in the color you want, please contact us. We may be temporarily out of stock or able to special-order a different color.

Primary Use
No one wants heavy-feeling frames, but the weight of your glasses may be even more noticeable if you do not need them all the time. If you need prescription glasses for reading or computer use, you may want to consider styles of glasses that are more light-weight, like semi-frames or rimless.

Find the Right Style for You

Even though we are an online-only eyeglasses store, Eye Buy Express makes it easy to find the right style of glasses. We have a virtual try-on feature that lets you see how each frame looks on you. Once you find the perfect fit, fill in your prescription, billing and shipping information, and your new glasses will be on their way in about a week!

Find the style of glasses that best suits you at a great price at Eye Buy Express!

With so many types of frames for men and women, it can be difficult to even know where to begin when browsing Eye Buy Express’ online selection. You can narrow your search by looking for frame types of styles most likely to suit your face shape, enhance your natural skin tone and fit your primary use.

Considerations for Selecting Styles of Glasses

Eyeglasses should complement your face, not detract from it. In order to find frames that suit you, consider:

Face Shape
Of course you can choose any shape of frame you like, but there are some shapes and styles that are better fitted to specific face shapes.

Face Shape

Recommended Frame Shape

Frame Shape/Style to Avoid

Reason

Round

  • Rectangular
  • Round
  • Oval
  • Rimless

You want frames that are or appear to be wider than the face to make your face appear slimmer and longer.

Oval

  • Full or Semi-Frames
  • Rectangular
  • Overly large frames

You want a strong bridge and glasses that are wider than the widest part of the face to maintain symmetry.

Square

  • Oval
  • Round
  • Rectangular

You want to balance the angularity of the face with softer edges.

Heart

  • Round
  • Rectangular
  • Full Frames

 

Bottom-heavy frames will help create a sense of width as the face narrows, balancing the width of forehead compared to the chin.

For any face shape, the key is to balance your natural face shape — the roundness, angularity or width — with complementary styles of glasses.

Color
You can narrow the styles of glasses you browse and try on by searching for frame colors that complement your hair and skin tone.

If you have…

Then select…

But avoid…

Warm skin tones

Colors similar to your natural palette, such as:

Pastels, solid white or black

  • Tortoise
  • Brown
  • Gold
  • Olive

Cool skin tones

Colors that provide contrast, such as:

Colors that wash you out (these vary, often depending on your hair color)

  • Silver
  • Black
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Blue
  • Mauve
  • Gray

 

If you do not see the frame style you like in the color you want, please contact us. We may be temporarily out of stock or able to special-order a different color.

Primary Use
No one wants heavy-feeling frames, but the weight of your glasses may be even more noticeable if you do not need them all the time. If you need prescription glasses for reading or computer use, you may want to consider styles of glasses that are more light-weight, like semi-frames or rimless.

Find the Right Style for You

Even though we are an online-only eyeglasses store, Eye Buy Express makes it easy to find the right style of glasses. We have a virtual try-on feature that lets you see how each frame looks on you. Once you find the perfect fit, fill in your prescription, billing and shipping information, and your new glasses will be on their way in about a week!

Find the style of glasses that best suits you at a great price at
Eye Buy Express!