Tips for Finding the Glasses That Will Look Great On You


Whether you’ve just been told by your eye doctor that you need glasses or you’ve worn them for most of your life, there’s no doubt that shopping for new glasses is not the most enjoyable process. It’s frustrating to get excited over a pair of glasses that look cute and stylish on the display rack, on the model, or in the photograph, only to find that they look awkward and out of place on your own face.

However, there’s no reason to give up on ever finding that perfect pair of glasses.  Even if you buy extremely plain or cheap eyeglasses, with these tips you can find a pair that compliments your appearance and style.

Start by choosing the shape.

Eyeglasses are offered today in numerous shapes, including rectangular, round, aviator, oval, cat-eye, and more, so deciding on the shape first can really narrow down your choices.  The key to choosing the shape is figuring out your own face shape.  The seven face shapes are heart, pear, diamond, oval, round, square, and oblong.

A heart-shaped face has a narrow jaw line and is widest at the cheekbones and forehead, while a diamond-shaped face is widest at the cheekbones.  A pear-shaped face is widest at the jawline.  Round and square faces are roughly the same width and height, while oblong and oval faces are longer than they are wide.  Your ideal glasses will help balance out your face shape.  Rounder glasses will soften square and oblong faces, whilewide, angular glasses will look best on round and oval faces.

For a pear-shaped face, bold or cat-eye style glasses will draw attention to the top half of the face.  For heart-shaped faces, rimless or light colored glasses keep your face from looking unbalanced.  People with diamond-shaped faces can wear distinctive glasses that draw attention to the eyes.

Next, move on to color.

Once you’ve found your ideal shape, you should focus on finding the color that will look best with your skin.  To identify skin tone, you can hold a piece of paper next to your face; a cool skin tone will appear pink, while a warm skin tone will appear golden.  You can also look at the color of your veins under natural lighting.

A warmer skin tone will give veins a green tint, while a cooler skin tone will veins them appear blue.  Once you’ve determined your skin tone, you should pick colors accordingly.  Natural beiges, browns, and oranges complement warm skin tones, with neutral colors looking great on people with lighter skin and richer colors suiting people with a deeper skin tone.

Pinks, blues, and even cool greens and reds look great on cool skin tones; blues and pale colors are the best bet for fairer skin tones, while the deeper colors will look great on deeper skin tones.

Finally, think of your own style.

It’s important to consider your own preferences, too, as far as the frame and even bridge style go.  Glasses that look good on your face but are just way too plain or ostentatious for you will get on your nerves eventually, so be true to your personal style and preferences.  There is such a wide variety of glasses produced now that, with these tips, it should be easy to find a pair that looks stylish and attractive on you.

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