Personal taste is the first consideration in choosing a new frame, but selecting a silhouette that flatters your features while offering optimal comfort is equally important. While every face is unique, most fall into six general shape categories: oval, round, square, base-up and base-down triangle, and diamond. We have created the fit guide below to serve as an AHLEM expert, so you can access our personalized experience from the comfort of your home.
A square face shape has the same measurements from the forehead to the cheekbones, with a sharply defined jawline. AHLEM suggests silhouettes with a round shape and avoiding very angular frames.
An oval face shape is balanced, narrow, and long. Those with an oval face can wear most AHLEM frames, but we suggest avoiding any oversized silhouettes.
A round face shape tends to have soft features and wide cheekbones. AHLEM suggests avoiding cat-eye shapes, opting instead for angular designs that are wide and narrow to create a lengthening effect of the face.
A diamond face shape is wider at the center than the upper and lower portions of the face. The cheekbones sit high and are the widest part of the face. AHLEM suggests understated metal frames in light to medium weight and color.
A base down triangle face measurement is wider at the jawline than at the forehead. AHLEM suggests wearing frames in bold colors or with a distinctive brow line.
A base up triangle face resembles a heart shape and is wider at the forehead with a narrow chin. AHLEM suggests wider styles with an understated look and soft shape.