Whether you wear glasses for vision correction or as a fashion statement, it can help to know what you're looking for when looking at frames. Aside from simply finding the pair you think is the cutest, it helps to understand about face proportion and choosing frames that fit your face shape. Here are some tips for choosing a new pair of eyeglasses.
One of the things people don't often taken into consideration when choosing new eyeglasses is the proportion between the frames and their face. Look at the size of your face, especially around the eyes, and think about what size frames would be best. You want the proportions to be good in order to feel more confident and have a comfortable fit. If you have a smaller face, don't choose the big, trendy frames just because you like how they look. Not only will they not look the best, but you might find that they are heavy and uncomfortable.
Compare the Colors to Your Skin Tone
Also consider that the color of your frames can make a difference with regards to your particular skin tone. All eyeglass colors don't look good on everyone. You should try to compliment your unique features by choosing a color that complements the color of both your skin and your hair. If you have light skin and light hair, you might want to go with a slightly darker frame color, instead of a white, beige or pastel color. On the other hand, if your skin is medium or dark-toned, the black or brown frames might not be suited to you.
Look at Your Face Shape
An important factor in choosing the right eyeglass frames is looking at your face shape. For example, if you have a round face, avoid round-shaped frames—they will only accentuate the shape of your face. Instead, choose frames that are a little wider than your face, such as square ones. You also don't want to go with rimless frames if you have a round face. With a heart-shaped face, you will look best with either round or square-shaped frames as they help to provide better balance between your forehead and narrow chin. Your optician is trained to help you find the perfect pair of eyeglasses; they can help you fit the frames to the shape of your face, whether it is round, oval, square or heart-shaped.
Also consider other details that will help you pick the right glasses. For instance, your lifestyle might be better suited to frames with some extra flexibility, and you should always remember to consider your budget before making a purchase.