How to Choose the Right Glasses Frame

How to Choose the Right Glasses Frame

Why do some eyeglasses look charming on display in the optical shop, but not so good when you try them on? It could be that frames are an inappropriate style for your face shape. Your face shape plays an important role in whether a certain style of glasses will look great on you.

How to choose the right size frame? There are a couple of methods for making sense of which frame best suits you. First, we should probably familiarize ourselves with some of the essential terms for the measurement lens.

The width refers to the horizontal width in millimeters of the frame's lenses, and height refers to the height of an eyeglasses lens and is measured from the top of the lens at its highest point to the bottom of the lens at its deepest point.

What is my face shape? 

To decide your face shape and which eyeglass styles will look best on you, pull your hair away from your face and look directly into a mirror. Take a close look at the general shape and contours of your face and head. Here are the seven essential face shapes and the kind of eyeglass frames that look best on each shape:

Oval Shaped Face

Oval face shape is considered ideal because of its balanced proportions. To keep the natural beauty of an oval shape, look for eyeglass frames that are as wide as the broadest part of the face. Walnut-shaped frames that are not too narrow or deep are generally an excellent choice for oval face shape.

Heart-Shaped Face

A heart-shaped face has a narrow bottom third and a wide top third. Choose frame shapes that are wider at the bottom to reduce the apparent width of the top of the face. Flimsy, rimless frames and light-colored frames that have a light, airy appearance also are good choices.

Oblong Shaped Face

Oblong face shape is longer than it is wide and has a straight, long cheek line. Try frames that have more depth than width to make an oblong face appear shorter and more balanced. Frames with enriching, decorative or contrasting temples also add width to the face.

Square Shaped Face

The width and length of the square face shape have roughly the same proportions, and it has a strong jaw and a broad forehead. Try narrow frame styles, frames that have more width than depth, narrow ovals to make a square face look longer and soften its angles.

Diamond Shaped Face

Diamond-shaped faces are narrow at the jawline and forehead and have broad cheekbones that may be high and dramatic. This is the rarest face shape. Try frames that must detail and distinctive brow lines to soften the cheekbones and highlight the eye's features. Frames with oval or cat-eye shapes and rimless frames also can be great choices.

Round Shaped Face

Round face shape has curved lines with the length and width in the same proportions and no angles. Try angular, narrow eyeglass frames to lengthen the face, to make a round face appear thinner and longerRectangular frames and frames with clear bridges that are wider than they are deep also can be good choices for round face shape.

Base-down Triangular Shaped Face

A base-down triangular face shape widens at the cheek and chin areas and has a narrow forehead. Try frames that are heavily accented with color and detailing on the top half (brow) of the frame to add width and emphasize the narrow upper third of the face, Frames with feline or cat-eye shapes also can be good choices.

Skin Tones, Eye Color, and Hair Color

Your skin tone, eye color, and hair color also play an important role in the selection of good eyeglasses. When choosing eyeglasses, face shape is not the only factor that determines which frames will look best on you. The best eyeglasses will complement the coloration of your eyes, face, and hair.

Skin Color

Skin tones are categorized as either "cool" or "warm," regardless of the color of your skin. A warm complexion has a peach and cream or yellow cast, and cool complexion has blue or pink undertones. Olive skin is considered cool because it is a blend of yellow and blue.

Eye Color

Because of the many variations of eye color, it is the second element in deciding your coloring. For instance, blue eyes can range from a cool, nearly violet to a light blue-dim, which is warm. Brown eyes can fluctuate from a light cider shade (warm) through a medium brown to cool, nearly black.

Hair Color

Hair colors additionally are viewed as warm or cool. Strawberry blond, white, auburn, blue-black, platinum, salt-and-pepper, and ash brown are cool. Warm hair colors include brownish-black, brown-gold, golden blond, and filthy grey.

Eyeglass Frame Colors

When you have decided whether you are "warm" or "cool," at that point, you can find the eyeglass frame colors that will suit you the best. Examples of frame colors best for warm shading are a camel, khaki, gold, copper, peach, orange, coral, greyish, fire-motor red, warm blue, and light tortoise. For cool shading, the best eyeglass frame coloring is dark, silver, rose-darker, blue-dim, plum, red, pink, jade, blue, and demi-golden (darker) tortoise.

Get an expert opinion

To assist you with finding the ideal glasses for your face shape and shading, first, get your eyeglass prescription updated by scheduling an eye test with an eye specialist close to you. Then, visit an experienced optician to assist you with picking your glasses.

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Published Oct 27 2019