Selecting the right reading glasses can be very daunting, as you may dislike the same pair that you just adored at the shop. It is also possible that your most honest friends may feel that your choice was not good enough. Whether your glasses look good on you or not, is relative and therefore you need a more concrete way of making a decision.
The best way to select designer reading glasses is by matching them with your face shape. Look at your face in a mirror, and try to figure out its shape. Once you figure this out, you can proceed to the next step.
Triangular -Triangular faces can be of two types: base up and base down. Base down faces are wider towards the chin and narrower towards the forehead. Base up faces are broad towards the forehead and narrower towards the chin like the face of Liz Hurley. Cat eye frames that are sharply colored towards the top are suitable for base down faces. For base up faces, rimless glasses look great.
Square -If your face has the same width and length, you have a square face. You share your face shape with Jessica Simpson and Demi Moore. Reading glasses with frames that are wider will make your face look longer and natural. You can also go in for designer with accents on the outer edges.
Round -Round faces have round foreheads and chins. They look cute and younger. They do not seem to age, and resemble the faces of babies. If you have a round face you share your face shape with Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz. Rectangular or angular frames that are wider will make your face appear oval. A frame with a clear bridge and rhinestone temples will make you look snazzy.
Oval -An oval face is something that everyone desires. An oval face has high cheekbones and soft jaw lines. If you have an oval shaped face, you share your face shape with Ashley Judd and Britney Spears. In order to maintain that lovely oval look, you must select a frame that will be as wide or just a little wider than your face. Accented frames may mar the perfect balance of your face; so keep the frames simple.
Oblong -If anyone tells you that an oblong face reflects sadness, Celine Dion or Jennifer Love Hewitt may just prove them wrong. This type of face is not as wide as it is long, and has elongated cheek lines. You can select reading glasses with a low bridge to make your nose appear shorter, and accented temples to add width to your face.
Diamond -If your cheek bones are prominent and they taper towards your forehead and your chin, you have a diamond shaped face. If you are worried about your cheekbones, have a look at Madonna and Sophia Loren, and you will begin to appreciate your face. Butterfly shaped frames, square frames or designer reading glasses with accented tops will give your face a well rounded appearance.
Heart -If you have high cheekbones and your face tapers towards the chin, you have a heart shaped face. You fall in the same category as Naomi Campbell and Mariah Carrey. The heart shape is more pronounced when you are smiling. Frames without rims and with the glass screwed to the temples are the best for your type of face.
Kent Hamilton is the owner of TrendyGlasses.net which carries trendy and fashionable designer reading glasses, mens reading glasses and reading sunglasses.