The Best Glasses For Diamond Face Shape
Frames can be just as diverse and varied as the unique people who wear them. It can feel overwhelming at times to try and choose the best frames for your personality, style, and face. Luckily, a great place to start is by choosing the best frames for your face shape.
How To Identify a Diamond Face?
The best way to decide on frames is to choose from frame shapes that will complement and enhance your face. The best place to start is by figuring out what your face shape is and go from there.
If you don’t already know what your face shape is, here’s how to find out.
- Begin by standing in front of a mirror.
- Make sure your hair is pulled back or out of the way of your face so you can see the full outline of your face shape.
- With a finger on the mirror, trace the shape of your face. You’ll want to draw along your hairline, down the side of your face, not including your ears, and down to your chin. Then follow the edge of your face back up to your forehead. If you don’t want to use the mirror, you can take a picture of your face to draw on.
- Compare the shape you drew with the various face shapes out there.
A diamond face shape is defined by a narrow forehead and narrow chin, with the cheekbones being the widest part of the face. The features of the diamond face shape are dramatic and well defined. And diamond face shapes are considered the most desirable when it comes to attractiveness, a variety of flattering hairstyles, and other fashion choices. It’s also easier to choose frames that will complement and elevate the attractiveness of your face.
Best Frame Shapes
Similar to triangle face shapes, the distinctiveness of diamond face shapes means you can choose frames that are unique, angular, and eye-catching. If you don’t want to stand out but want attractive frames for your face, you can cut back on those angular frames' embellishments. Or you can opt for very thin frames in neutral colors that compliment your skin and hair.
Whatever you choose, you’re sure to have plenty of options given your effortlessly chic and sophisticated face shape.
- Cat-eye frames. Not everyone can pull off a real cat eye, although plenty of people try. Diamond face shapes are well-suited to cat-eye frames, even the ones that are a bit extreme or designed to stand out.
- Browline glasses. Browline frames are a standout winner for diamond face shapes. Go with bold colors and thick materials to stand out. Or choose design elements that don’t stand out as much. Either way, browline frames accentuate your cheekbones while the thin lower half of the frames draw attention to your face rather than taking away from it.
- Oval glasses. Frames with an oval shape contrast nicely with your angled face shape. Bold or thin-framed, oval frames are a safe option for just about any diamond face looking for versatility.
- Rectangle frames. Glasses with a rectangular shape won’t weigh your face down like square-shaped frames. They accentuate the wide-angle of your cheekbones while lightening up your face for a sophisticated, often intellectual look.
When it comes to colors, materials, and design elements, the diamond face-shape is only a light guide. You may have a personal style that lends itself to bright colors and heavy, thick frames. If you want to be noticed, That is the way to go. However, if you feel like you want people to see your face and the frames should not be as noticeable, opt for thin frames. And for minimal distraction, choose frames with neutral colors or skin tones such as tortoiseshell, browns, and greys.
Frames To Avoid
While diamond-shaped faces can get away with a lot, there are a few things to avoid. Firstly, avoid bottom-heavy frames. That would be square frames that are full-rimmed with thick frames. These tend to draw the eye downward, rather than accentuating your cheekbones and drawing people to your eyes.
It’s also worth considering that a dark bridge can draw the eyes inward. Instead, think about frames that will draw the eye to your eyes and cheekbones without focusing them inward at your nose bridge. You could go with browlines that draw the eye across your face, but if they have a dark center and get lighter toward the ears, then skip that particular frame design.
Lastly, avoid glasses that elongate the face. That means long square frames, rounds, and aviators that droop too far below the cheekbone. Just like bottom-heavy frames, these will tend to draw the eye downward and leave an impression of a very long face.
Michelle LievenseHealth Science Writer
Michelle is a contributing writer for Overnight Glasses. Much of her career as a veteran content writer has been in the health and science fields. While writing for Overnight Glasses, she has drawn on her background to bring to light the latest science on the design and engineering behind better vision. When she isn’t tapping away at her keyboard, she can be found hiking with her dog, gardening, or reading with a cat by her side.