Choosing a new pair of stylish, fashion frames can be difficult. You enter the optical store and may be overwhelmed by the hundreds of designer frames available. But, there is one hard truth you know: not all of these glasses frames are going to look good on you. So, aside from narrowing your choices by colors and styles you like, how do you make your selection process simpler? The answer is something you probably learned about in preschool. That is, you need to know your shapes. The first step is figuring out what shape your face is. If you aren’t sure, take a picture of yourself with your face directly pointed at the camera. Print out the picture and then, loosely, trace around your face. Is your forehead wider than your jaw line? Then you may have a triangular or what is called a heart shaped face. Does the shape you traced look fairly symmetrical with soft angles? Then you are probably a circle. Is your face equal in width and length but your jaw line angular? Then you could be a square. You get the idea. Although it may seem abstract at first, once you trace your face you should be able to more clearly distinguish a shape. Then search, generally, for frames that have a shape that is complimentary to that of your face. In some cases, that means an opposite shape. So, for example, if you have a square face, choose a round frame. Or, if your face is round, choose a frame with some hard angles. Here’s a list of face shapes and glasses shapes that are recommended for them. Take this with you next time you are shopping for a new glasses frame!