Finding The Right Look In Eyeglass Frames

The shape of your face and skin tone are key factors you should consider when choosing an eyeglass frame style and color. Eyeglass frames, like those at Vision Eyeland Super Optical LLC, come in all shapes, colors, and sizes, so whether you are of the masculine or feminine gender, selecting frames can be a challenge.

Here are some tips to make the job easier and help you choose a pair of eyeglasses that will look good on you.

For starters, determine the shape of your face before trying to match it to a frame style.

  • If you have a round face, your face has curved lines and no angles. Narrow, angular eyeglass frames will lengthen your face. Try frames that are rectangular in shape.

  • If the shape of your face is oval, choose eyeglass frames that are at least as wide as the broadest part of your face. Stay away from frames that are too narrow.

  • If you have a square face and broad forehead, select a narrow frame style to make your face look longer. A narrow oval will help soften the angles of your face.

  • If your face is oblong in shape and your nose is long, look for frames that add width. Frames with a low bridge can help shorten the appearance of your nose.

  • If your face is diamond-shaped, rimless or oval frames will highlight your eyes and soften your broad cheekbones.

  • If your forehead is narrow and your cheek and chin areas are wide, eyeglass frames that are accented with color and detailing on the top half of the frames will add width to the narrow part of your face.

  • If you have a wide forehead and narrow chin, choose a frame style that is wider at the bottom. Light colors or rimless frames are a practical choice.

Skin coloring is another thing to consider when selecting eyeglass frames that will look best on you. Rather than choosing a frame color that goes with everything, select a color that flatters your face and is suggestive of your personal style.

  • Cool complexions have blue or pink undertones. Olive skin, which has mixed blue and yellow undertones, is a cool complexion too. If you have "cool" skin coloring, eyeglass frame colors that will suit you best include black, silver, blue, darker tortoise, pink, blue-gray, plum, and rose-brown.

  • A peaches and cream, or yellow-based complexion, is considered a "warm" skin tone. Eyeglass frame colors that compliment warm coloring include gold, copper, blond tortoise, khaki, coral, off-white, and warm blue.

Determining your natural skin coloring with these tips:

  • If you don't burn but tan easily, your skin probably has a yellow-to-olive, or warm, undertone.

  • If you sunburn easily and have trouble tanning, or your skin has a ruddy complexion, you have a cooler skin tone.

  • Another way to determine your skin tone is to check the color of the veins on the inside of your wrist. Veins that look blue or purplish indicate a cool skin tone. If the veins appear greenish in color, your skin tone is warm.