How to choose an eyeglass frame
Before you purchase an eyeglass, you need to determine the shape of your face and the color of your skin. By considering these two factors you can easily decide which eyeglass frame style and color can look the best on you. You should always concentrate on three main areas while choosing an eyeglass frame, according to the Vision Council of America (VCA):
Eye-wear should repeat your personal best feature (such as a blue frame to match blue eyes).
The frame shape should not be in contrast with the face shape.
The frame size should be in scale with the face size.
- Base-Down Triangle
- Base-Up Triangle/ Heart shape
- For warm skin tone
- For cool skin tone
Eyeglass frames & Face shape
Base-Down Triangle Face Shape
A Base-down triangular face has a narrow forehead that widens at the cheeks and chin area. To need to select those frames that can add width and emphasize the narrow, upper third of your face.Try frames that are heavily accented by the means of colors and details on the top half .
Frames having thin rims, and vertical lines help balance bottom part of the face.
Frame should not sit too high on the face.
* Avoid large frames, bold colors and square shapes.
Base-Up Triangle / Heart Face Shape
This face has a very wide top third and small bottom third. You need to chose a frame that will help you minimize the width of the top of your face.
Try wearing frames that are wider at the bottom and are light in color and material.
The rimless frame styles will also suit you the best.
Celebrity with Base – up Triangle (Heart shape) : Rihanna
Rimless Aviator glass frame by Ray Ban
Diamond Face Shape
A Diamond-shape face is narrower at the eye line and the jawline. The cheekbones are often high and dramatic. This is the rarest face shape.
You need to go for the eyeglass frames that can help you highlight the eyes and bring out the cheekbones.
Try frames that have details or distinctive brow lines.
Go for those that are heavy on the top,.
You can also try rimless frames.
Keep the shape of your eyeglass oval and cat-eye shape.
Celebrity with Diamond face shape: Jennifer Lopez
Rimless cat eye shape glass frame
Eyeglass frames & Face shape
Square Face Shape
A square face has a strong jaw line and a broad forehead,. The width and length of the face are almost in same proportion.
You need to go for the frames that can make the square face look longer and help you soften the angles.
The tops of the frames should sit high enough on the face to downplay the jawline.
Try the styles with a narrow frame.
Go for the ones that have more width than length.
Narrow, oval frames will also look great on you.
Frames that are slightly curved will work wonders for you.
Celebrity with Square face shape: Angelina Jolie
Oval glass frame by Ray Ban
Round Face Shape
A round face has curvilinear lines with no angles. The width and length are in the same proportion.
Angular narrow eyeglass frames add length the face.
Rectangular shape frames also go well with this face shape.
Frames with straight or angular lines will also suit you.
Colors like black suit this shape well.
Celebrity with Round face shape: Mandy Moore.
Rectangular glass frame by Ray Ban
Oblong Face Shape
The oblong face is more in length than in width.
The face is characterized by a long straight cheek line and sometimes a long nose.
Frames that can cover the center of the face should be preferred.
To shorten the face, one should try round, deep, or low-triangle shapes.
Frames with strong horizontal lines are also apt for for face-shape.
Celebrity with an Oblong face shape: Sarah Jessica Parker.
Round glass frame with huge glasses by Ray ban
Sarah Jessica Parker
Color Analysis for different skin tones
Vision Council of America has proposed some basic points for deciding the color of the frame.The main factors to consider while determining the best color palette are the color of skin, eyes and hair.
- All people have either a cool or warm coloring.
- Everyone looks best in the color base of his own.
- Eye-wear color should be in compliance with the skin tone.
Frames for: For Warm Skin tone
Some frame colors best for warm coloring are: camel, khaki, gold, copper, peach, orange, coral, off-white, fire-engine red, warm blue and blond turquoise.
Golden eye glass frame for warm coloring
Frames for: For Cool Skin tone
The best eyeglass frame colors are are black, rose-brown, blue-gray, plum, magenta, pink, jade, blue and amber.
* People whose long tresses is a major feature of their face should stick to very simple glasses. But people with shorter hair should opt for bolder glasses.
* Glasses in bold colors look great on people with dark hair and complexion. But only those people who have a bold personality can carry them .A person with timid and shy personality cannot.
* Glasses matching the colors of one's eyes are preferable.
* Black contrasting glasses go well with blonds.
* If you have an angular face, round glasses will be an apt choice.
* For those with long nose, large over-sized frames are recommended. Frames having side-bars that draw attention towards the temple are also recommended.
* A high bridge with a light color will do with one's with small nose.
Plum eye glass frame for cool coloring