12 July 2021

How to choose the right frames for glasses?

The most anticipated part of getting glasses is definitely finding the perfect fit! Learning how to select frames for your prescription glasses might seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few easy ways to determine which frames would best flatter your face! Carry off the glasses look with style and ease. Here is how to select frames: 

Know your Face Shape 

Identifying your face shape is a good place to start when it comes to learning how to select frames. The secret hack to finding the perfect frames is choosing a pair that best suits your face shape. In order to find your face shape, trace it on a mirror using a dry-erase marker. Once you know your face shape, selecting the frame becomes a no biggie. 

For every face shape, there are complementary frames that can help balance your look. Certain frames have the ability to even accentuate or even slim certain features. If you have an oval-shaped face, good news, you will look amazing in most frames. A heart-shaped face will excel in round frames that are thicker on the top in order to balance a small chin.  

Is your face round, oval, square, diamond or heart-shaped? The shape of your face will help you determine which frames enhance your look. 

· Round Face:Eyeglass frames that are square or rectangular tend to be wider than a round face. This quality can enhance your face by making it appear slimmer and longer, adding balance to your round features. 

Frames to Avoid: For those with a round face,  Rimless frames, round frames and small frames will accentuate the roundness, making your round face look even rounder.  

· Oval Face: Frames that suit an oval face have a strong bridge, are wider than the broadest part of the face  and are geometric in shape. 

Frames to Avoid: Eyeglasses that are overly large and cover up more than half of your face will throw off the natural balance and symmetry of the oval face. 

· Square Face: For all the square faced folks!  Eyeglasses that soften the angularity and sit high on the bridge of the nose look best on square faces. Oval or round eyeglasses will balance and add a thinner appearance to the angles of a square face. 

o Frames to Avoid: Angular and boxy eyeglass frames will sharpen and draw attention to your angular features, making a square face appear bulky. 

· Diamond Face: All you diamond faced beauties!  Play up a narrow forehead and chin with eyeglass frames that sweep up or are wider than the cheekbones, such as cat eye glasses and oval frames. These frames will accentuate your cheekbones and delicate-features. 

Frames to Avoid: Boxy and narrow frames will accentuate the width of your cheeks, drawing attention to your narrow features rather than enhancing them. 

· Heart-Shaped Face: Hearts shaped folks full of love!  Frames that balance the width of the forehead with the narrowness of the chin are ideal. Eyeglasses with low-set temples and bottom heavy frame lines will add width to that narrower part of your face. Round eyeglasses or square eyeglasses with curved edges will help draw attention away from a broad, high forehead.  

Frames to Avoid: Steer clear of any style or colour of frames that draws attention to the forehead. This includes frames with decorative temples or embellished tops. 

The key to finding the right frames is to remember the simple rule that opposites attract. Select eyeglasses that contrast from your facial contours and bring symmetry and balance to your prominent features. 

Know Colours that coincide with your skin tone 

The next step in determining how to select frames is to choose colours that complement your skin tone. Finding colours that coincide with your skin tone doesn’t have to be difficult. 

Just as the shape of your face helps determine which frames look best, so does your skin tone. More important than hair colour and more decisive than eye colour, skin tone sets the tone for high fashion frames. Select a shade closest to your skin tone: 

· Warm Skin Tone 

If you have a yellow, bronze or golden cast to your skin, you have a warm complexion. Stay away from contrasting colours such as pastels. White and black frames are not flattering either. Instead, the best frame colours for you are light tortoise, browns shades, gold or honey, beige, and olive green. 

· Cool Skin Tone 

If your skin has pink or blue undertones, you have a cool complexion. Avoid colours that wash you out and instead reach for frames that are silver, black, dark tortoise, pink, purple, blue, mauve and Gray. 

Express your personality 

Frames are the perfect way to show off who you are and your personality. In the process of learning how to select your frames, you cannot forget to choose those that show off your personal style. You can find the perfect shapes, colours, or patterns, but those qualities mean very little if you aren’t comfortable. 

Knowing how to select frames for professional use is also important. It’s necessary to opt for frames that emphasize who you are while also remaining appropriate in the workplace. For instance, you may have a pair of colourful glasses for weekend use and then have comfortable, functional glasses for the work week. But no matter which style you choose, make sure you feel confident and are happy with your choices. 

Finding the right frames is easy if you know your face shape, make the right colour decisions, consider your lifestyle, and choose what makes you the happiest and most comfortable. These four easy steps on how to select frames will make finding the perfect frames for your face as simple as possible.