The Eyeglass Dilemma – Frames That Compliment

If choosing the right frames to suit your facial shape is proving to be a frustrating science or an art form you have no clue about… not to worry. This dilemma strikes individuals nearly every time a purchase needs to be made so, consider yourself in great company.

Many women find themselves standing before a store counter mirror trying on one pair after another until finally they think they hit on a pair that actually compliments their face. Sadly, a large number will mindlessly stockpile pairs the same way they do lipstick tubes and makeup compacts. Think of the money you can save if you only knew how what style would actually enhance your overall look. Listed below is a breakdown of what style frames will compliment the major facial shapes.

ROUND – No round frames for you. You need to minimize the fullness with angular frames such as rectangle/octagon which will create an illusion that thins your face. Use classic patterns and darker colors. However, make sure most of the color is on the upper rim or temple area.

SQUARE – Oval and round shapes will soften your hard angles. No square and angular shapes, however. Glasses that frame out beyond your face and wrap around to your ears will look best on you if, you have a very strong square jawline.

HEART – Stay away from super-sized lenses, high sides, wide tops and large heavy rims. You are a great candidate for a classic pair of aviators.

OVAL/OBLONG/LONG – The sky is the limit! If you’re petite, stick to rimless, delicate frames. Otherwise, you can sport just about anything from bold styles to impressive shapes. Color Is Important As Well Cool Complexions (skin tone has a blue or pink undertone) – black, brown, blue-gray, plum, magenta, pink, jade, blue, tortoise shell and amber are your colors. Warm Complexions (skin tone has a peaches & cream tone or yellow cast) – camel, khaki, gold, copper, peach, orange, coral, off-white, fire-engine red and warm blue are your colors.

Knowing how to combine the right style and color with selection is a sure fire way to save not only money but, compliment the first thing people see… your face.