Framing Your Face: How to Choose Eyewear That Flatters You

Your glasses are an extension of your personal style. But with so many styles, shapes, colours, and textures, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. You don’t want your glasses to be too overwhelming (after all you should be wearing your glasses, they shouldn’t be wearing you), but you want your look to get lost either. So how do you find the perfect glasses to complement you? Finding the Right Size & Shape The first step in choosing your frames should always be determining what size and shape work best for your face. Size-wise, your glasses should be to scale with your

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Your glasses are an extension of your personal style. But with so many styles, shapes, colours, and textures, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. You don’t want your glasses to be too overwhelming (after all you should be wearing your glasses, they shouldn’t be wearing you), but you want your look to get lost either. So how do you find the perfect glasses to complement you?

Finding the Right Size & Shape

The first step in choosing your frames should always be determining what size and shape work best for your face. Size-wise, your glasses should be to scale with your face. So if your features are on the small side, smaller frames will work best for you. If you have a bigger, more animated face, balance it out with bigger frames.

On the other hand, the shape of your frames should actually counter-balance the shape of your face, so the shape that looks best on you will actually be determined by your face shape.

If You Have an Oval Shaped Face:

Congratulations! Your face looks good in most styles of frames. Just make sure to keep things balances with frames that are at least as wide as the widest part of your face. Walnut shaped frames are a great choice for you.

If You Have a Base-Up Triangular Face:

Wire framed or frameless glasses look nice on you, minimizing the width of the top third of your face. You can get a similar effect by wearing light coloured frames, or frames that are slightly wider at the bottom than they are at the top.

If You Have a Rectangular Face:

Your face is longer than it is wide, and features a straight cheek line. You can balance out this length by wearing glasses that are a little more deep, and a little less wide. Glasses with a lower bridge or some fun details on the temples will be particularly flattering on you.

If You Have a Square Face:

Your face is as long as it is wide, featuring a strong forehead and a square jaw. You can soften your face’s natural angles by choosing frames that are on the narrow side, but with more width than depth. Narrow ovals are a great shape for you.

If You Have a Diamond Shaped Face:

Your face shape is particularly rare, with a narrow jaw and forehead, and probably ultra dramatic cheekbones. Frames with lots of detail or embellishments on the temples will draw attention to the upper third of your face. Your face is perfect for cat eye frames.

If You Have a Round Face:

This shape is very sweet and simple, with gentle curves and very few angles. Add length and drama to your face with narrow, rectangular frames. A clear or small bridge will open your eyes, making you look more awake and energized.

If You Have a Base-Down Triangular Face:

Your jaw is strong, distinct, and wider than your forehead. Emphasize the narrow upper third of your face with fun, embellished or detailed frames. Cat eye frames are a great way to draw attention to the narrow upper third of your face.

Making the Most of Your Colouring

Your colouring dictates what colours look best on you. Choosing frames in the right colour can make your eyes stand out, flatter your complexion, and show the world your dazzling personality.

Warm VS. Cool Colouring

The quickest way to determine whether you’re warm or cool coloured is to find a vein. If that vein appears blue, you most likely have cool undertones. If the vein appears green, you most likely have warm undertones.

Gold, red, blonde tortoise shell, coral, and copper all look spectacular with warm colouring. Cool colouring is complimented by silver, dark purple, black, jade green, and darker tortoise shell.

Wear What You Love

At the end of the day, the most important thing is that you feel confident and happy in your new glasses. Put your preferences first when choosing frames. Your confidence will radiate outwards, and after all, nothing is more attractive than confidence.

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