Hard to Find Frames

Offering a broad selection of frames for Hard to Fit Faces – because we are all…just a little different! We have eyewear for: extra-long temples, small and large eyes, and narrow and wide bridges.

Small Faces

Small faces appear more attractive when fitted with thin metal frames and light delicate colourations.  Large frames and dark colours will overpower dainty features.

Wide Faces

The frames should be slightly oversized and slightly squared on the temporal rim.  They should also be fairly deep.  On this face, if the size is too small then the width is emphasized.  A rounded or oval frame shape will again have the tendency to make the face appear wider than it is.

Pear Faces

Where the lower part of the face and jaw appears wider than the forehead, the objective is to move some emphasis higher on the face and de-emphasize a heavy jaw.  The frame should have a temple attached in the upper quarter of the frame (never bottom temples!).  Shapes should be soft, width to the jawline but not wider.  Bottom rimless designs are a good choice.

Long Faces

Long faces need a “break” in the long line from forehead to chin.  Choose frames with the temple attachment lower rather than higher, which tends to balance the face.  Colours can range in to the darker hues, being sure the frame is not too narrow.  A narrow frame will emphasize the lenght, a wider frame will de-emphasize length and visual width.

Oblong Faces

In between a long face and a square face.  Basically, the forehead and jawline ae squarish but facial length is far greater than width.  Frames should be centered to cut the length and the shape should be slightly rounded or curved to soften the face shape.

Round Faces

To play down the roundness, select frames with straight or angular lines.  Deep colours such as black or tortoise also minimize fullness.

Triangular Faces

Defiined by a broad forehead and a narrow mouth/chin area.  Avoid large frames, dark bold colours, heavy bridges and square shapes as they will tend to add to the triangular effect. Frames with a thin rim soft colours and temple structure below centreline will work well.  The frame should sit lower rather than higher.

Oval Faces

More frames look good on this shape than any other does.  The size should be proportionate to the face.  Colour and shape are more a consideration of skin tones and personal preference.  Take care that you don’t destroy the oval shape with heavy angular designs.

Larger Nose

Frames with high endpieces, colour at the outside or lighter at the bridge all draw attention away from the nose.  Avoid arching bridges, which will increase the length.

Small Nose

A high bridge on a light colour will lengthen a short nose.