Gone are those days when glasses were a necessity and whether you like it or not, you have to wear one. Now a days eye glasses have become a style statement, with so many varieties to choose from in terms of looks, feel etc. So if you have an eyesight issue and require wearing glasses then you could do that the most stylish way. All you need is a bit of knowledge on what suits your face the best and you are good to go.
How do you choose an apt eyeglass for your face?
- To choose the right eyewear for your face, you need to determine the shape of your face, complexion, eye color etc.
- An eyeglass should repeat the best feature in your face, for instance, you eye color. If you have blue eyes then blue frame will work best for you.
- The frame has to be in contrast with your face shape.
- The frame size must scale in with your face size.
To understand which is best for your face shape, you must understand the basic face shapes and they are- round, square, oval, oblong, heart and diamond. First, pull your hair back, look into the mirror and outline the shape of your face with a lipstick or liner pencil. Once you have outlined the shape of your face on the mirror, study the shape to know which category of face type you fit into.
The best face shape and that is because it has balanced proportions. In order to keep up with the natural balance of the face, look for frames that are as wide as or wider than the broadest part of your face. Larger frames, cat-eye versions as well as eccentric pairs work well with oval face.
Round face is characterized by curved lines with length and width in same proportions with no angle. The goal is to balance out the unusual proportions and add a definition. A rectangular as well as square frame is best as they endow some angularity to the face and downplay the jaw too. Choose frames with dark colors like black or tortoise shell as they help in further accentuating the natural lines of the face.
It consists of several varieties and could be similar to oval or round faces. The goal is to balance out the unusual proportions of the face. Oval or square frames with curved edges are best for this face shape. It helps to give a narrow jaw as well as a broader look. Frames have to be of light metal or plastic as they help in drawing focus to the eyes.
Square face has symmetrical features, which will have forehead and jaw of same width. The aim is to soften the features and also add length to the appearance of the face. Choose frames that settle high on the bridge of the nose. This will add length to the face and help in drawing away the focus from the jawline. A slimmer frame is best for square face.
Long and wide face with high forehead and prominent cheekbones. The goal here is to shorten the overall appearance. Square and round shapes works best with this face shape. Accentuated top rim or minor detailing will also help to cut down the length of the face.