If you are a glasses wearer, the frame can completely make or break look. The glasses may be essential for your eyesight, but they are an accessary all the same. So choosing a correct pair of stylish glasses is extremely important. There are lots of factors to base your choice on, including your personal style and coloring such as eye color, skin color and hair color, but perhaps the most universal is your face shape. There are five basic shape categories that most of us fall into. If you don’t fit one perfectly, go for the one that is closest to your shape. As with any body feature, there are all kinds of variations.
For those with a square face shape, be sure to avoid glasses with hard lines that might make your face look boxy. Actually, a frame that is wider than the widest part of the face shape to balance the proportion of a square face. Heart-shaped faces, those with a chin much thinner than their forehead, need to find shapes that balance the width of their face. It is suggested to try to minimize width at the top of the face by choosing frames that widen at the bottom. Oval faces are the luckiest, as they can pull of almost any style. You may want to balance the curve of your face, so choose square, rectangle or upswept glasses to balance your face. Oblong, or long face shapes, will see much more length than width. You’ll want to choose frames that are larger, to break up the length of your face. Those with round faces will want to choose frames that add angles, are structured and slim. Lenses that are wider than they are deep, as well as those with dark frames help define a round face.
Just as the shape of your face helps determine which frames look best, so does your skin tone. More important than hair color and more decisive than eye color, skin tone sets the tone for high fashion and stylish glasses. If you have a yellow, bronze or golden cast to your skin, you have a warm complexion. Stay away from contrasting colors such as pastels. White and black frames are not flattering either. Instead, the best frame colors for you are light tortoise, browns shades, gold or honey, beige, and olive green. If your skin has pink or blue undertones, you have a cool complexion. Avoid colors that wash you out and instead reach for frames that are silver, black, dark tortoise, pink, purple, blue, mauve and gray.