Benefits of Wearing Oval Glasses
Oval frames are characterized by their rounded shape, except they are wider than they are tall. These frames will soften angles and your natural curves. We have oval eyewear for men, women, and children in an array of colors and materials, whether you simply want a new pair of glasses or need a new pair of prescription or non-prescription glasses.
Oval glasses are often overlooked when it comes to choosing a style that will get you noticed without causing overwhelm. Many focus their attention on round and rectangular glasses - the most common. However, oval glasses offer the classic glamour of round frames with the sleek and somewhat narrowed shape of rectangle frames.
By capturing elements from both, you’ll be sure to turn heads and bring to life an expressive personality, without making your glasses the singular focus of your overall style. Oval-shaped glasses are suitable and even flattering on nearly all face shapes, making them versatile and a safe bet if you’re unsure of the frames that will be best for you.
And because of their engineering, oval glasses tend to be more durable. So, whether you choose lightweight acetate, eco-friendly bamboo, a premium plastic that is hypoallergenic and skin-friendly, or barely their wire frames, the oval shape will last through daily wear and tear better than most other shapes.
Oval Eyeglasses For Different Face Shapes
No matter how much you love picking through the myriad of choices you have when it comes to frames, your face shape will actually dictate which frames will look best on you. After all, you want frames that will balance your facial features without drawing attention away from you during interactions.
Oval frames are perhaps the most versatile. There are several categories of face shapes. The most common are round, square, heart, diamond, and oval face shapes. Oval frames will look great on almost all these face shapes. However, oval eyewear is best at complimenting your face if you have a diamond, oval, or heart face shape.
Those with round faces will find that their face is shortened by oval frames, making their head look wider than it is, and drawing attention to the nose and lower cheekbone area, rather than the eyes. Square face shapes can have a similar problem because they are already balanced in height and width. Although the oval curves will support the angle of a square face shape, oval frames may not be the first choice.
Oval face shapes do often choose oval frames. Because of their elongated shape, the oval frames help to balance the face and bring an onlooker’s attention upward, toward your eyes.
Heart and diamond-shaped faces are ideal for oval frames. The elongated face shape is perfect for accentuating the angle of this face shape’s curvy cheekbones without shortening or widening the face. The soft lines of the oval frames help to create contrast for those angles, giving the wearer the look of a sleek and flattering silhouette.
The frames you wear can say a lot about your personality. They can make the difference between whether you appear approachable or not. They can cause people’s eyes to rift during conversation or help keep their focus on you without distraction. The right frames will accentuate the right features while downplaying or complimenting other features. Whether you choose oval frames will depend largely on your face shape, personal style, and aesthetic goals, but for most, the oval is a safe way to have a little edge, without overembellishing your look.