Choosing Eye Glasses to Enhance Your Face Shape
Did you know that, just like hairstyles, the right glasses can also enhance your face shape? Whether you have a rectangle or oval face, a heart-shaped or a round face, there is a pair of frames out there that perfectly complements your face shape. If you take the time to play up your face’s best features with your hair and, if you are female, with your makeup, take the time to choose the right pair of glasses, as well!
First, look at your face in the mirror and determine your face shape. Do you have a face that is broader at the temple and narrower at the chin? You may have an inverted triangle or heart shape. Is your jaw line angular, and your jaw and forehead about the same width? You may have a square face. Are your forehead and jaw lines curved, and your face long? You may have an oval face. If your face is equally long and wide, and the lines soft and curved, you may have a round face. You may also have a combination of face shapes. If you absolutely cannot decide which shape you have, simply decide whether your face is more angular or curved. That will be the top determiner as to what pair of glasses complements your face.
You will want to choose a pair of glasses that contrasts with the shape of your face. If you have a round face, for example, you will want a pair with boxy angles. If you have a square face, you will want a pair that is curvy. If you have a wide forehead but narrow chin, you will want a pair that draws attention downward toward your chin, such as one that has a colored bottom rim. Following are some suggestions for specific face shapes.
For heart-shaped faces, you may want to try a pair of rimless glasses, which will appear light and airy, detracting from your forehead. Glasses that have lenses that are wider at the bottom will also help balance your face, as well as glasses that have a colored bottom rim.
For round faces, try rectangular-shaped frames. You will want the frame to be narrow and wide to create the illusion of a longer, thinner face. Bold, dark frames will help define the face, as well.
For square faces, choose a pair of frames that speaks curves. Round or oval lenses work well, as do lenses that seem to sweep up. Lighter colors add softness to the face. Rimless frames may also work well.
For oval faces, almost any pair of glasses will work. Oval faces are naturally balanced, so choose a pair that keeps that natural balance and is not too small or too big for your face. Try to find a pair that is as wide as or wider than your face, and have fun playing with different shapes.
The right pair of glasses will help balance your face shape out, whether you are a man or a woman. Choose a pair to go with your face shape, and you will help your face to look even more fantastic!
Contact Uptown Eye Care today to schedule a glasses fitting appointment with our expert team of Opticians.