Face Shape and Frame Shape:
Don’t go crazy trying to figure out your face shape. Just select a frame shape that contrasts your facial contours. Contrasting frame shapes will create a visual balance of your facial features. Simply decide if your face shape is angular or full, and then select a frame shape that contrasts it.
Most people do not fall into these exact categories, but this provides you with some guidelines.
If you have a round face, then a frame with squared edges will add definition. Look for frames that will add width, such as a rectangular frame with squared edges or an angular shape that will add definition. Heavy frames with color make the look much edgier. Good ones to look at are Karen, Lisa, Marcy, Alan, Peter, Steve and Jorie.
An oval face shape is characterized by balanced proportions and looks good with most frame shapes. Try to keep the proportions consistent by choosing a frame that is balanced with your facial features. Add edginess with an angular frame, or soften your look with a graphic design with rounded corners which can be found in Style Mirona. Go for trendy, geometric styles that complement your balanced proportions. Lucky you, everything goes!
Diamond faces, are characterized by a small forehead and chin with prominent cheek bones that form the widest part of the face. Best looks are with upswept or oval styles that accentuate the high cheek bones and add balance. Eyeglasses with upswept corners create what is known as the “facelift’ affect, emphasizing cheekbones and making the jawline look slimmer and angular. This look has really caught on recently. Squared shape frames and semi-rimless styles help widen the bottom of your face. Try the Karen, Libby, Mirona, Susan, Joe and Bernie.
A squared face, characterized by strong bone structure and a defined chin; this face shape benefits most from reading glasses where the temples are placed at the top of the frame and in which the lens area is deep. This appears to shorten the length of your face. Choose a frame that will give your face more width and has curved edges to offset and minimize strong lines. Consider a frame shape with details on the temples and slight upsweep at the sides as in Susan. Samantha, Alan, Joe, Loni, Steve, Peter are a good choice also.
Heart face shapes are marked by a broad forehead and high cheekbones tapering in to a narrow chin. Look for frames that add width to the cheek area. Softer styles with contoured tops and squared bottoms will help to balance this face shape. Check out the Karen, Mirona, Samantha and Bernie.
Frame Size should be in scale with your face size and stature. Usually the frame should extend to the widest part of your face, even slightly beyond. Some styles are meant to be oversized (such as Lisa, Libby, Peter, Steve and Loni) and some are meant to be worn smaller (such as Karen, Jorie & Bernie). It adds to the look!
Use your reading glasses as an accessory to define your style!
The frame shape should contrast your face shape. A frame that is geometric or rectangular, with squared corners, will add definition to a fuller face and has a trendier look. A frame with round edges will soften a more angular face shape.
Maintain a conservative look that is totally on trend with an angular frame!
Use color to accentuate your best features. Rather than choose a frame color that goes with everything, consider a color that flatters you. Choose a frame that accents your hair color, highlights your eyes or enhances your complexion or just brightens up your everyday look.
Freshen up your everyday look of t-shirt and jeans by adding a touch of color or bold shape!