Type of Eye Glass Frames for Square Faces

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Eyeglasses are a flattering accessory when you choose the right frames for your face shape. Whether you want to keep it subtle or make a statement, use the shape of your frames to bring balance to your facial structure. Because square faces are characterized by angular lines and a strong jaw, glasses with rounded frames are particularly complementary. Consider your personal style, the shape of your face and your coloring when choosing new eyeglass frames.

Subtle Frames for Her

  • For an understated look, wear eyeglasses with thin rims. Even black rims can look subtle when they are thin. Select a rectangular frame with slightly rounded edges. The curves will soften angular features, while keeping the focus on your well-framed eyes. Styles that are completely or partially rimless also offer that subtle look. Go for a slightly more squared shape with a rounded, rimless bottom. A greater focus on the eyes and brow can balance a sculpted jawline.

Statement Frames for Her

  • Show your personal style in bold colors and shapes. Look for a larger frame that flatters your cheekbones and jawline. A wayfarer style is universally flattering, but especially so for square-shaped faces. The rounded bottom adds a soft touch to your features and a larger frame draws even more attention to your eyes. A cat-eye style makes a retro statement and adds width to your temples to balance the jawline. Avoid a thick, black frame if you have fair coloring. Try tortoise or translucent shades like army green.

Subtle Frames for Him

  • Because guys tend to have larger heads and therefore faces, you have other options besides rimless when you want a subtle look. Partially rimmed frames also bring the focus right to your eyes. Try a more rounded style for the perfect contrast to your strong jawline. If you're going for a full rim, silver metal is timeless and understated. Black or tortoise adds more emphasis to the brow line on partially rimmed styles. Or try a rectangular shape that is rimmed just on top.

Statement Frames for Him

  • Even a partially rimmed frame can still be eye-catching when the top rim is thick and colorful. Try on a rounded wayfarer shape with a bold black, tortoise or colored top rim. If you want a really thick frame, stick to a very rounded shape, which will look less harsh against your chiseled features than square frames. Opt for a thick black frame only if you have dark hair or skin coloring. Otherwise, choose a soft brown or translucent hue for your frames.

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