Choosing the right frame for yourself is always a challenge. While people often google, ‘best specs for men’ or ‘best specs for women’, that’s not the right way to understand which frame will suit you best.
Then how can you find frames that are aesthetically ‘pleasing to the eye’? Well, it’s all about the shape of your face!
We are writing this article to illustrate how you can pick eyewear that flatters your face.
First things first. Let’s determine the silhouette of your face. We want you to look directly at the mirror while pulling your hair back. Look closely and try to figure out the shape and contours.
Now, there are 6 primary face shapes. Let’s hop onto these shapes and the type of specs that complement each one of them.
Specs for Oval Face
The proportion of an oval face is well balanced, and thus you need a frame that can maintain the same. Go for eyeglasses that are at least as wide as the broadest part of your face. You can try out oversized frames as they will complement your features.
Specs for Oblong Face
If you have a long face with narrower sides and straight cheeks, you need to look for frames that go well with the oblong shape. Glasses with more depth can make your features look more proportionate.
Specs for Heart-Shaped Face
If your face is the broadest at the forehead and gets narrower towards the chin, you have a heart-shaped face. You must ensure that your frame is slightly wider than your forehead. Smaller ones might drag all the attention to your brows. Owning a wayfarer with detailings on the lower rim of the frame can also act as a statement accessory.
Specs for Square Face
The square face shape has equally wide cheekbones, forehead, and jaw with more angular lines and features. Instead of adding more angles to your face with square or rectangular eyewear, you must choose round or oval frames to soften the edges off your face.
Specs for Round Face
If your face has softer curves and similar width from the jaw to the brows, you have a round face. You have fuller cheeks and a rounder chin with unobtrusive edges. To add some bold angular lines, you must opt for rectangular or other geometric frames. Avoid small eyeglasses as they might not highlight the best of your features.
Specs for Triangular Face
Your face is the widest at the jaw and gradually narrows towards the forehead. Thus, you need a spectacle that is bold on the upper rim and subtle at the bottom. Aviators and cat-eye glasses can balance out the bold edges of your jawline.
Once you have determined the shape of your face and the types of frames that are likely to spruce up your look, you are halfway there. To be 100% sure that a frame is right for you, you must also learn which shades go well with your undertones.
If you have warmer undertones, frames with camel, khaki, peach, orange, fire-engine red, corals, and warm blues can amp up your beauty. If you have cool undertones, you should go for hues like black, silver, rose brown, jade, blue, pink, and magenta.
That’s it… You are ready to go eyewear shopping!
At Viviana mall, we bring you a range of popular eyewear stores in Thane like Gangar Eyenation, Lenskart, GKB Opticals, John Jacobs Eyewear, and more. Visit us and explore a collection of specs that are no less than a fashion accessory.