Published on April 15, 2022
You don’t need to be a fashion expert to find eyeglass frames that look great on you. Eyeconic makes finding the right frames simple. Use the following four tips to find the frames that work best for your style.
Is your face round, oval, square, diamond, or heart-shaped? The shape of your face will help you determine which frames enhance your look.
Eyeglass frames that are square or rectangular tend to be wider than a round face. This quality can enhance your face by making it appear slimmer and longer, adding balance to your round features.
Rimless frames, round frames and small frames will accentuate the roundness, making your round face look even rounder.
Frames that suit an oval face have a strong bridge, are wider than the broadest part of the face and are geometric in shape.
Eyeglasses that are overlarge and cover up more than half of your face will throw off the natural balance and symmetry of the oval face.
Eyeglasses that soften the angularity and sit high on the bridge of the nose look best on square faces. Oval or round eyeglasses will balance and add a thinner appearance to the angles of a square face.
Angular and boxy eyeglass frames will sharpen and draw attention to your angular features, making a square face appear bulky.
Play up a narrow forehead and chin with eyeglass frames what sweep up or are wider than the cheekbones, such as cat eye glasses and oval frames. These frames will accentuate your cheekbones and delicate features.
Boxy and narrow frames will accentuate the width of your cheeks, drawing attention to your narrow features rather than enhancing them.
Frames that balance the width of the forehead with the narrowness of the chin are ideal. Eyeglasses with low-set temples and bottom heavy frame lines will add width to that narrower part of your face. Round eyeglasses or square eyeglasses with curved edges will help draw attention away from a broad, high forehead.
Steer clear of any style or color of frames that draws attention to the forehead. This includes frames with decorative temples or embellished tops.
The key to finding the right frames is to remember that opposites attract. Select eyeglasses that contrast from your facial contours and bring symmetry and balance to your prominent features. At Eyeconic you can try on hundreds of eyeglass frames virtually to see which styles complement your appearance.
Just as the shape of your face helps determine which frames look best, so does your skin tone. More important than hair color and more decisive than eye color, skin tone sets the tone for high fashion frames. Select a shade closest to your skin tone:
If you have a yellow, bronze or golden cast to your skin, you have a warm complexion. Stay away from contrasting colors such as pastels. White and black frames are not flattering either. Instead, the best frame colors for you are light tortoise, browns shades, gold or honey, beige, and olive green.
If your skin has pink or blue undertones, you have a cool complexion. Avoid colors that wash you out and instead reach for frames that are silver, black, dark tortoise, pink, purple, blue, mauve and gray.
Original Article: Four Factors to Choosing Eyeglass Frames