Wearing glasses not only helps your eyesight but it’s also an important part of your style – some people just wear the frames with no prescription in their lens, all for the style!
With the advance in designs, there’s plenty of different colours, styles and shapes available – all to match your mood and clothes. This way it will give you confidence and make you feel fashionable and whilst it’s not always about fashion it can give us a little extra boost.
Here are some tips for making your glasses look great for your style.
What a lot of people tend to do is wearing a frame which contrasts with your face shape. If you have rounded features, look at angled frames.
Square or bold features should look at rounded frames – adding to the contrast of shapes to make a statement with your look.
If you don’t feel comfortable wearing contrasting styles, look at the different designs which are available and see what you feel comfortable and happy with.
The right colour will never fail to highlight your features. If you want to emphasize your eye colour – black is always a good choice as it’s a classic, timeless colour which suits everyone. The same goes for sunglasses too, prescription or no precription.
If you have a warm skin tone (normally a green undertone) such as olive, bronze and golden skin – it’s best to look for bold colours to compliment. Think of brown, gold, honey and tortoiseshell. These tones look great for any type of glasses and will compliment your skin tone too.
If you’re more towards the cool skin tone (blue undertone) such a fair and light – you need to avoid colours which will make you look ‘washed out’. Instead look to bold colours such as purple, grey, blue, dark tortoiseshell.
Green Undertone – Look at the veins on your arm. Are they green or blue? If they’re green, you’re in the ‘warm’ category.
Blue Undertone – Do the same as above, if your veins are blue in colour, you fall into the ‘cool’ category.
Ratio & Size
Always look at glasses that will work in proportion for the size of your face. Don’t get this part confused with the process of choosing your sunglasses – with sunglasses, you can go much bigger and ‘frame’ the face in a different way.
Look around and check out different designs. Choose a stylish shape to suit your style and always remember to feel comfortable with what you’re wearing.
There’s five basic face shapes.
A round face normally has the following features: rounded chin and full cheekbones. This face shape is in proportion to the width and length so it’s worth choosing lenses / glasses which are wider but not much depth.
You want to frame the face and look for glasses which are slightly upwards in the corners. This will help to frame the face and compliment.
One of the most common face shapes. This is normally characterised by a slightly curved jaw which is slightly more angled than the forehead.
Almost all types of glasses work with this face shape and it’s always recommended to not fall into the trap of choosing glasses / frames which will be too small.
Look for rectangular / angled frames which will help to compliment the face shape even more.
Think Reese Witherspoon, she is the ultimate heart-shaped face and normally this is people who have high cheekbones, while their chin is small – much smaller.
It’s necessary to choose frames which will bring harmony to the width and length of the face. Avoid rounded frames and look for angled glasses, something which is small – not too large and will compliment your face shape.
Diamond / rhombus shape
It is necessary to choose frames that are wider than your cheekbones. These types of frames will be able to highlight and emphasize your special cheekbones whilst framing and complimenting your shape.
With your sunglasses, you can go for frames that are similar in shape but larger overall as this works with the styling and overall look.
According to research, almost 90% of people believe that protecting their eyes is crucial and important for their overall health but most people who choose to wear sunglasses do so with the purpose of protection and to reduce the reflection / glare of the sun.
For frames, look at styles which will compliment your face whilst protecting your eyes – frames can be larger than glasses.
Style the eyes!
Finally, always make sure you feel comfortable in what you’re wearing. No matter your face shape – as long as you are happy with what you’re wearing, that’s all that really matters.
If you’re still unsure about the styling of glasses, you can always visit different stores and chat to experts who can help you with the choosing of frames. Now, it’s easier than ever to look good wearing glasses – all to suit you, your mood, your style and your face shape.