You’ve been browsing for new glasses and you’ve just spotted that perfect pair of stylish frames — but when you put them on, they just don’t look “right.” Why is that?
Well, your face shape, skin tone, eye color, and hair color all play a role in finding the right pair of frames. At Standard Optical, we understand that finding the perfect pair of glasses that both bring out your personality and compliment your features can be frustrating, but we’re here to help! Read on to learn how to select the best frames for your face shape, hair and eye color, and skin tone.
Your Face Shape Matters
While no two faces are the same, faces can generally be categorized into five different shapes: oval, round, square, diamond, and heart. To determine your face shape, pull your hair back, look into a mirror, and evaluate which shape most closely resembles the contours of your face.
Why does this matter? Certain shapes of frames are made to complement these different facial shapes, and you want to be sure that you can find the right frame for your unique look.
Frames for a Square Face
If you have a square face, you should wear cat-eye or round frames because they can add softness to your features. Those with square faces should avoid wearing rectangular or square glasses, because they can accentuate or add to the angles of your face and may make it appear wide.
The Best Glasses for Round Faces
For those with round faces, narrower lenses with sharp angles will make your face appear wider and longer. However, you should avoid frames that are too small, because they won’t contrast your facial features enough and may be uncomfortable to wear.
Frames for Oval-Shaped Faces
If your face is oval-shaped, you’d also look great with a pair of rectangular or square frames. Since those with oval faces tend to have more evenly proportioned features, you should avoid oversized frames that may throw those proportions out of balance.
Great Frames for Heart-Shaped Faces
Frames that are wider at the bottom will go a long way to complement heart-shaped faces, which are wider at the top. For this reason, you should avoid frames with heavy brow lines, as they will draw attention to your forehead.
Frames for a Diamond-Shaped Face
The angular features of a diamond-shaped face can be softened by wearing oval frames. Horn-rimmed glasses and cat-eye frames can also help balance out your features and draw attention from your jawline. However, narrow, thin-rimmed frames can be overpowered by your strong, angular features.
Glasses for Your Hair Color and Skin Tone
Your hair color and skin tone certainly factor into which frames will suit you best, especially if you want to wear more unique, colorful frames — you want to make sure the color suits you before you make that purchase!
If you have a warm complexion, for example, it’s a good idea to stay away from pastels or white frames, and opt for browns, tortoiseshell, gold, or green frames. If you have a cool complexion, the opposite applies: black and cooler colors will look best on you.
Your hair color matters, too! If you have dark hair and want your frames to stand out, you can opt for bright, bold colors or metallic shades. If you have light hair, subtler shades are the way to go.
Your Frames Should Make Your Eyes Pop
If you have brown eyes, you’re in luck: nearly any color frame will look great on you. For green and blue eyes, complementary colors will really make your eyes stand out: red frames for green eyes, and orange frames for blue eyes will certainly make a statement.
For gray eyes, a colorful frame would be a great contrast, since gray is a neutral tone. If your eyes are hazel — that is, they change between green, gold, and brown, or some variation of those colors — a safe bet would be to go for neutral frames like brown or amber.
Find Your Perfect Fit at Standard Optical Today
Finding frames to compliment your personality, lifestyle, and facial features can be difficult, especially when there are so many styles to choose from. Luckily, our opticians are experts and can help you find exceptional frames in no time.
One thing is for sure. You won’t know what a pair of glasses will look like on your face until you try them on. So why wait? Head to your nearest Standard Optical location today and take one step closer to finding that perfect pair of frames!