Which Eyeglass Frames Would Look Best on You?
For many of us, the most important aspect of choosing eyeglass frames is how they look on our face. You could try on every pair of eyeglasses in the store to find out how each one looks, but narrowing down your choices in advance can save you a lot of time and aggravation. Below are some common face shapes and the styles that tend to look best on them.
Finding the best frames can be tricky, but the professionals at First Look Opticians will work with you to find the most suitable and flattering look for you.
Diamond-shaped faces are narrow at the eye line and jawline, and cheekbones are often high and dramatic. This is the rarest face shape. To highlight the eyes and bring out the cheekbones, try frames that have detailing or distinctive brow lines, or try rimless frames or oval and cat-eye shapes. Best are rounded or geometric frames to minimize the width of the temple area. Avoid big frames or bold styles.
A round face has curvilinear lines–with the width and length in the same proportions–and no angles. To make the face appear thinner and longer, try angular, narrow eyeglass frames to lengthen the face, a clear bridge that widens the eyes, and frames that are wider than they are deep, such as a rectangular shape. Best are geometric frames to sharpen the features and create definition. Avoid round shapes. Try angular frames, wide ovals, or cat-eyes.
A square face has a strong jawline and a broad forehead, and the width and length are in the same proportions. To make the square face look longer and to soften the angles, try narrow frame styles, frames that have more width than depth, and narrow ovals. Best are rounded, cat-eye, or oval styles to soften angular facial lines. Avoid square or strong-angled styles. Try a rounded shape that is more horizontal than vertical.
The oval face is considered to be the ideal shape because of its balanced proportions. To keep the oval’s natural balance, look for eyeglass frames that are as wide as (or wider than) the broadest part of the face, or walnut-shaped frames that are not too deep or too narrow. Most frame styles work, particularly geometric or rounded frames.
The oblong face is longer than it is wide and has a long, straight cheek line and sometimes a longer nose. To make the face appear shorter and more balanced, try frames that have a top-to-bottom depth, decorative or contrasting temples that add width to the face, or a low bridge to shorten the nose. Best are curved and rounded styles that emphasize width. Choose a shape that is wider than it is long.
The top third of this face is very wide, while the bottom third is small. To minimize the width of the top of the face, try frames that are wider at the bottom, very light colors and materials, and rimless frame styles (which have a light, airy effect because the lenses are held in place only by a few screws).
First Look carries frame lines from many of the best eyewear designers, featuring the latest styles, colors and materials. With a diverse selection of eye glass frames for every lifestyle and budget, First Look Opticians will help you find the perfect frames for your new look.
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