Do you wear glasses?
You’re not alone!
About 11 million people in the United States have some type of visual impairment that glasses can correct. Similar to how the clothes you wear can leave a good or bad impression, your glasses frames can either add or subtract from your natural beauty.
Are you ready to find the perfect pair of glasses, so you can look stylish every day? Then you’re in the right place!
Read on to learn how to choose glasses based on your face shape, skin tone, and personality.
Determining Your Face Shape
The first step in finding the perfect glasses frames is to determine your face shape. You can start by measuring your forehead, cheekbones, jawline, and face length. If your face length is greater than the width of your cheekbones, you have an oval face.
If all measurements are about the same, your face shape is square. Rectangle and oblong shapes will have the face length as the longest measurement. People who have similar face length and cheekbone lengths tend to have round faces.
Next, if your face length is the longest, and you have a pointed chin, you probably have a diamond-shaped face. Finally, if your forehead is greater than both your cheekbones and jawline, your face is heart-shaped.
Oval Face Frames
If you have an oval-shaped face you’ll look best in either rectangular or square-shaped frames. However, since your features are evenly proportioned, you can have fun experimenting with different shapes and styles that suit your personality. Go ahead and check out this coach eyewear buying guide and let yourself be inspired by all of the different options out there.
Round Face Frames
Next, round face shapes usually have full cheeks, with a gentle jawline. That’s why round face shapes look the best in glasses that also have soft, gentle features, rather than angular ones. If round shaped frames aren’t your style, try compromising with a pair of evenly proportioned square or rectangular frames.
As long as the frames are wider than the width of your face, you’ll be able to create a balanced look. The more balanced your look, the easier it’ll be to make your face appear slimmer, and even longer.
Square Face Frames
Moving on, if you have a square-shaped face, consider trying on frames that are either oval or round. One of the best parts about having a square face shape is that it’s easier to experiment with a wider variety of styles, as long as the frames are mainly round.
The roundness of the frames helps provide a contrast for your angular face shape and jawline. We find that metal round glasses frames are the perfect fit if you’re going for an intellectual or sophisticated look.
Diamond Face Frames
Diamond face shapes are perfect for pulling off cat-eye frames. The bold and daring look will help accentuate your browlines, drawing the attention to the top of your face.
As a result, you’ll have a fully complete and balanced look. You can also pull of rectangular, oval, and horn-rimmed glasses.
Heart Face Frames
If you want to rock a pair of aviator frames, and you have a heart-shaped face, go for it. Since your face has elegant angles and curves, aviator frames are the perfect way to compliment them.
If aviator frames aren’t your style, don’t worry! Oval frames will also do a great job of balancing out your face, without drawing too much attention to your cheekbones.
Pear Face Frames
Do you have a pear-shaped face? If yes then your jawline is probably more prominent than your cheekbones, and your forehead is narrow.
To balance out your features, try on a few pairs of angular square-shaped frames. Pear faces also look great in round frames.
Oblong Face Frames
Oblong faces look incredible in geometric frame shapes. For instance, rectangular, or square frames, can help highlight your cheekbones and define your jawline.
The best part about having an oblong-shaped face is that almost any style of frames will work for you. However, to avoid losing yourself behind the glasses, we suggest you avoid buying oversized frames.
Frames for Every Shape
If you don’t feel like figuring out your face shape, or you’re simply looking for more versatile options, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a shortlist of frames that work for every face shape:
- Club master frames
- Pilot frames
- Wayfarer frames
Instead of being limited to only choosing frames that suit your face shape, keep your personality in mind as well. Are you a serious person? If yes then a pair of wayfarer frames could be your perfect choice.
How Your Skin Tone Plays a Role
Finally, whether you’re buying glasses frames for men or glasses frames for women, you should choose the color of your frames based on your skin tone. Do you have a warm complexion?
Individuals with warm skin tones tend to have a golden, bronze, or even yellow hue to their skin color. If this describes you then you’ll want to avoid wearing frame colors that contrast your skin.
For instance, all black frames will be too jarring, and white frames also aren’t flattering. Instead, you’ll want to seek out warm-colored frames such as honey, brown, or beige.
Finally, if your skin has blue undertones or pink undertones, you probably have a cool complexion. People with cool complexions look great in frame colors such as pink, blue, gray, or silver.
Find Glasses Frames You Love
There you have it, the best tips for finding glasses frames that help you look your best! After reading this article, do you think you’ll shop for frames based on your face shape? Or are you going to focus on finding the right color for your frames, to compliment your skin tone?
We hope that you’ll be able to use all the tips from this article to guide you as you start exploring different frames for your glasses today. For more ways to look and feel your best, check out the rest of this site!