Most users prefer to wear lens over eyeglasses. Well it isn’t always convenient! Keeping eyeglasses is always a good idea even if you wear lens. When out there to buy eyeglasses what most of us wonder ‘how they will look on my face’? And if it’s the first time you are selecting one, you are sure to go to a store to see for your self how the eyeglasses will look on you.
Here are a few tips to guide you which frames will suit you according to the shape of your face. This will save you a lot of time in selecting eyeglasses. You will also get a reality check and will not try some bold frames which will not look good on you.
Now remember these guidelines are true for simple frames and designer ones. Just because you have wore a Prada eyeglasses does not mean it looks good on you. If it did they wouldn’t take the trouble for making so many different frames.
Eyeglass Frame Dos and Don’ts
There are basic shapes of face like round, oval, oblong, diamond, square and triangle. The eyeglasses frames shape should be in contrast with the face shape and the size should be in proportion with the size of your face.
For round shaped face rectangular eyeglasses go well. This frame will make the face look longer and thinner. The oval shaped face has balance features. If you have this shape, then go for something that is wide. Try out rectangular shaped frames.
Oblong shaped faces are longer but not exactly oval. They have a straight cheek line. If you have such face than go for frames with decorative temples. They will add width to your face. Or you can go for something that makes your face look shorter.
On square face, frames that have narrow ovals and more width than the depth will go better. They will enhance the face by making them appear longer. For triangle shaped faces, rimless eyeglasses or ones which are detailed on top half are good. You can also try cat-eye shape frames. Diamond shaped face are rare ones but you can surely get a variety like rimless which makes a good choice or oval and cat-eye shaped eyeglasses are also good options.
Your optician or the person on the vision counter will help you further with analyzing your face features and get you the perfect frame. Who knows you may not wear lens anymore!