Most people enjoy going out and purchasing fashionable, attractive clothing that fits their sense of style, comfort, and taste. It’s wonderful to receive positive complements from others about our wardrobe, and it’s great for self-esteem. Being comfortable as well as stylish only adds a positive twist to a shopping experience.
Shopping for eyeglasses is no different, and those out there looking might find themselves “eyeing” a very wide selection of stylish glasses. When shopping for eyeglasses you can pick a pair that matches your unique personal flare, choose from an array of bold, bright colors, or, if that’s not your style, try a softer, muted color to enhance your features. Enjoy the process and take your time selecting the perfect pair for you!
The optometrist’s verdict comes in and the inevitable is clear for that unclear vision: You need glasses! The first step is to choose frames that compliment your face. According to Fetch Eyewear, there are five face shapes, and understanding your face shape will help narrow the choices down to what looks best on you.
1. Glasses for Round Faces
Fuller cheeks, a wide forehead, and rounded chin are all characteristics of a round face. Lenses that have strong, angular shapes, are wider than they are deep, and have a slight upsweep at the corners would be a good choice.
2. Glasses for Oval Faces
An oval face shape has gently curved jawlines, a narrow forehead, and high cheekbones. Frames that are square or rectangular will help to contrast the curved lines of an oval face and are usually the most attractive. Just make sure that frames aren’t too large or too small for the face.
3. Glasses for Square Faces
A square shaped face is the proportional in width and length. A broad forehead, strong horizontal jaw, and a square chin are all prominent characteristics, and soft oval or round shape frames would look perfect. These rounded shapes contrast the straight lines of a square face. If you chose rectangular frames as opposed to oval or round, they should have softened edges and emphasize the brow line to balance out the jawline.
4. Glasses for Heart Shaped Faces
The heart shaped face features a broad forehead, small chin, and high cheekbones that follow the contours of the face. Glass frames should be shapes that balance the different widths of the face.
5. Glasses for Rectangular Faces
The other common shape we see is the rectangular face. Rectangular faces have more length than width, boast a long forehead and high cheekbones, and have a longer nose. Frames should accent the brow line and have a bit of depth in the lenses to balance out the face length. Frames also need to have rounded edges and curved lines to soften hard angles.
Color is also important to consider while choosing the perfect set of frames. Consider these three factors thinking about color for glasses frames:
All people have either cool (blue-based) or warm (yellow-based) coloring.
Everyone looks best in his or her own color base.
Eyewear color should complement personal coloring.
When you know your own natural coloring, it will be easy to pick a complementary colored frame in our shop. And if you don’t know when you get to your appointment, we can help you pick out a few colors to try and see what works best for you.
Living with New Glasses
Some may feel self-conscience wearing eyeglasses, particularly children. Wearing glasses for the first time is very unusual, and not just because you can finally see the world in focus. If your child is adjusting to new glasses, take a look at our tips for children.
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