Frames for Round Faces

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So, by genetic virtue (or just too many cupcakes), you have a round face. You may believe your round face restricts your choice of frame or hair – but think again! You own the perfect canvas to experiment with both balance and boldness with quintessential Sneaking Duck style.

How do you know if you have a round face?
Look in the mirror. Now look at me. Now look back in the mirror.
If that eye-catching creature staring back at you has a face that’s nearly as wide as it is long with no Arnie-esque jawline in sight; round is your game. Or utilise those photoshop skills, and use the circle tool over your passport photo. If the result is more round than oval, you’re in the right place.

Celebs with round faces
Just in case you’re still not sure, why not compare with your celebrity doppelgänger?
– Cameron Diaz
– Kate Bosworth
– Elijah Wood
– Kirsten Dunst
– Seth Rogen

Now you’ve established your backdrop, let’s find some glasses to fit round faces to complete the masterpiece!

Frames that suit round faces
When finding frames to fit round faces, think ‘opposites attract’
If you’re round around the edges, glasses with solid geometry will create balance and add definition to a round face.

  • Go for a rectangular frame, particularly vertical lines at the outer edge of the eye-wire (nearest the side of your face), and your face will instantly appear thinner and longer. Try the Professor Pivots.
  • Frames that are wider than they are deep will draw your admirer’s eye along your eye-line, again making your face appear leaner. Semi-rimless frames or top-heavy metal frames often have this effect. See yourself as an Optimist!
  • Frames with a clear-bridge or centre, especially if your eyes sit in the centre, will also widen eyes. Acetate frames are great for gradually dyed looks: Try the burgundy Dr Bernies

Love your roundness but want a bold look? A quirky cool frame will look great on a round-risk taker


 

What to avoid

  • Very round frames. Step away from the John Lennon look – he had a long rectangular face, perfectly complimented by those famous round frames
  • Too narrow frames. If a frame is too narrow, it will draw the eyes inwards, making you look like a pinched balloon. Your pinky finger should fit underneath the temple about an inch before your ear.

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