Glasses are becoming a fashion commodity for everyone, be it for vision correction of merely to finish of a stylish outfit.However, choosing the right pair of glasses isn’t easy and it is not only the importance of comfort and usability, it is how do the glasses make you look and feel!
Expert advice on choosing the perfect frame
Like the many different sizes and shapes of glasses that there are available, the nation is full of different shaped faces. The shape of your face will determine the style and shape of a frame that suits you. Due to the thousands styles of eyeglasses available, be it on line or in your local opticians, it can be daunting to select the correct pair of glasses that make you look and feel on top of the fashion trend.
As your fashion stylist for your eyewear needs we have created the following guide to enhance your style and assist you on your way to looking and feeling fabulous with this seasons must have glasses designs.
We all know 2011 has seen the comeback of the geeky retro inspired frames from the 50′s and 80′s. Too bold for many, but choose a shape and size that flatters your features and you to will be able to join in with the nerdy fashion craze.
Oval Shaped Face
If you have an oval shaped face with a rounded chin and forehead then your luck is in! Your face is in balanced proportions and will appear longer that it is wide, with your jaw line being slightly narrower than your forehead. You can pull off almost any frame shape and design. However, it is important to consider your complexion and hair colour when choosing the frame colour. Why not try this season’s most popular frame style, the Wayfarer inspired retro acetate glasses. Wear with pride just like the queen of fashion Gok Wan.
Rectangle Shaped Face
If you have a rectangular shaped face, with a larger square chin, prominent jaw line and a longer nose length then large, square frames will suit you best. A rectangular frame will help to balance out our features by making your face appear shorter. It’s your time to shine with a bit of bling! Diamante or decorative temple designs will add width to your narrow face.
Triangle Shaped Face
If you have a broad forehead with a narrow, rounded chin the frame for you is a small square or rounded shape to balance the proportions of your face. If you are looking to be bold with your frame choice go for a style that is wider at the bottom, this will emphasise the narrower lower half of your face. Looking for something more minimalistic then a light rimless frame will work wonders for you! If Jenifer Anniston can make rimless sexy then so can you!
Square Shaped Face
If the width and length of your face are proportionally equal, you have a defined jaw line and a broad forehead creating the perception of a square shaped face, you should go for narrow frames with a greater width then depth of the lens. A narrow frame, particularly oval or rounded will lengthen your face and soften your jaw line. They will place emphasis on your eyes, so pile on the mascara! We recommend you avoid square shaped frames like the plague, they will only make your features appear out of balance.
Diamond Shaped Face
Think you have a diamond shaped face? Then you are a rare specimen. The diamond shaped face is characterised by a narrow forehead and chin with wide cheekbones. This is the rarest of face shapes where the face is narrower at the eye line than the jaw; frames that draw attention to the eyes will elongate this narrow part of your face. Glasses such as the “brownline” style frame are perfect for doing this and the benefit is this style frame is on top of 2011 frame must haves. Another classic style that you can pull off with confidence is the dramatic cat eye shaped frame. Elegant yet theatrical a true classic if you are a confident glasses wearer!
Round Shaped Face
If you have a round face with full cheeks you should go for a frame that elongates your face and makes it appear narrower. Angular and narrow lens depth frames will lengthen your face. There are 1000′s of rectangular frames available to the world really is your oyster. At no cost must you go for a round frame, although popular this season they will not enhance your features. There are plenty of other rectangular fashion must have frames to choose from. Cheryl Cole may not have the roundest of faces but she pulls off narrow rectangle glasses with style.
Pyramid Shaped Face
Almost as rare as the diamond shape but no more unusual, the pyramid shape face has a narrow forehead and wider cheeks and chin. A pyramid shaped face craves a frame that draws attention to the eyes, widening the narrow upper third of the face. If you have a pyramid face shape be a bold and brassy as your fashion tastes allow. Go for frames that have are bold and striking in colour, with added detail at the temple. Like the fellow diamond shaped face, the browline or cat eye style frames will do you justice enhancing your eyes and balancing out your facial features. Lock the frame with confidence like Katy Perry.
Choosing the right frame does not simply stop there. You must also consider factors such as will the frame complement the colour of your favourite outfit, the complexion of your skin and the colour of your hair?
As a general guideline if you have fair hair then softer pastel shades will work their magic best by not overpowering your face. If you have dark hair then you can be adventurous with a more dramatic frame colour.