Thursday, March 4
THE GREAT GLASSES GUIDE
GET IN FRAME SHAPE
Frames come in many different shapes and sizes, which can considerably change how they look on your face. Being aware of what frame shapes suit the shape of your face the best or what impact various colours will have, means you can balance your look and help emphasise your best features. Here are some top tips to help you find just the right frame!
Check the fit over the nose. If you have a longer nose, a low set bridge appears to shorten it, whereas a style with a high set bridge in line with the top of the frames is best for a shorter nose. Be aware, most metal frames have nose pads to adjust the fit whereas acetates don’t.
FRAME WIDTH & DEPTH
Check out the width of the frame in relation to the width of the face – make sure the frame is not too wide or too narrow. Also, make sure the frame is not resting on your cheek. (be aware that the fashion might dictate otherwise when the trend is disproportionally large frames)
Make sure the arms on the frame are not too long or too short behind the ears. Some metal frames with end tips can be shortened by removing the tip and cutting the edge of. EYE FIT Check how it’s framing your eyes – make sure the pupil is centered in the frame. A thin or clear bridge can add width between close-set eyes and a coloured bridge will make wide-set eyes appear closer together.
FRAME AND FACE SHAPES
Oval faces are evenly proportioned and softly rounded. If the customer has an oval shaped face you can be adventurous as this shaped face suits almost all frame shapes.
A rectangular face is defined by high cheekbones and a deep forehead. If you have a rectangular face shape you should consider a wide frame with a strong top line or with a softer shape. Avoid small square shapes and try a frame style with all-over colour.
A round face is fairly short with a wide forehead, full cheeks and a round chin. If you have a round shaped face you should consider angular or geometric styles as they draw attention to the top half of the face. For balance, avoid oval or round shaped frames.
A square face shape is defined by a broad, deep forehead, a wide jaw and a square chin. For this face shape, consider oval frames as they soften the jaw line. Avoid square shaped frames unless you want to emphasise the angular facial features.
A heart-shaped face which has a broad forehead and tapers to small, neat mouth and chin can wear slender, rounded or square styles without decorative detail on the temples. For balance, avoid styles which are wider at the top.
Dare to wear bold and strong colours such as purple, green, orange, yellow, pink and blue or shiny silver for the sophisticated look.
Compliment your look with natural and warm colours such as brown, green, gold, bronze and tortoiseshell or bring out the contrast with a dark, bold frame.
Emphasise your fiery tones with green, gold and bronze colours or tortoiseshell and copper.
Use rich and deeper colours or metallic metals. A shiny black frame can complement the silver locks and create a distinctive, interesting look.
MIX & MATCH
Don’t be afraid to mix and match your glasses with the rest of your outfit.Wear your glasses like a piece of jewellery – include them in your outfit plan and either match or bring out contrasts for that little extra!
MAKE UP & GLASSES
Behind your glasses, you can afford to wear stronger eye makeup. If you are myopic, your eyes will appear smaller behind the lens so stronger makeup can help enhance your eyes. Take note that if you are hyperopic your eyes will instead look bigger so you might want to be careful with overly heavy makeup around your eyes.
BUILD YOUR OWN SPECS WARDROBE
Just as you don’t wear the same pair of shoes, trousers or shirt every day – why should you wear the same frame? At Specsavers you can afford to build your own specs wardrobe and have different pairs to choose from at different occasions.
Try something different! Many people tend to go for a similar fit, style and colour every time. Dare to try something new to go with your different outfits and activities!
Posted by MISS SPECULIAR