Factors to Consider When Choosing Frames for Your Glasses
For many of us, choosing the right glasses frames is tough. After all, there are a lot of choices out there, and most of us only have the money to choose one!
Many people resort to trying on nearly every pair of frames in the store when shopping for glasses. Eventually, they end up just picking one at random because they’re tired of the process.
But, this doesn’t need to be you. There are certain factors to consider when choosing eyeglass frames. Knowing these factors will make your final decision much easier.
And don’t worry, you don’t need to be a fashion expert to figure things out. Just read on to discover the top 4 factors to take into consideration when choosing glasses.
1. Know Your Face Shape
When it comes to choosing frames, your face shape is perhaps the most important factor to consider.
Let’s look at the different types:
- Round Face: Rectangular or square frames can help your face appear slimmer. Avoid round or small frames, as these will just make your face look rounder.
- Square Face: Round glasses or oval frames are great, as these can help soften your sharp angles. Avoid square frames, as these will just make your face look boxy.
- Diamond Face: Cat eye frames are great to help accentuate your cheekbones and play up your narrow chin and forehead. Avoid boxy frames, as these will only draw attention to narrow features rather than enhancing them.
- Heart-Shaped: Opt for frames that are bottom heavy, as these will add some width to the bottom part of your face. Avoid frames with embellishment or coloring on the top, as these will just accentuate your wide forehead.
2. Consider Your Lifestyle
There are eyeglass frames out there to suit just about every lifestyle!
There are frames out there for gamers, frames that twist and bend for those who are active, and of course, frames for those who want to look business savvy.
So, keep your lifestyle in mind when making your purchase. If you’re super active, however, it may be better to switch to contact lenses.
3. Consider Your Skin Tone
Many think that eye color and hair color should dictate the frames you choose, however, skin tone is much more important.
If you have a warm complexion, that is, you have a yellow, gold, or bronze cast to your skin, then you should stay away from pastels, white, and black frames. The best colors for you are brown, gold, beige, olive green, and honey.
If you have a warm complexion, that is, you have blue or pink undertones, then avoid colors that wash out your complexion. The best colors for you include black, grey, silver, pink, purple, and blue.
4. Consider Your Personality
Last but not least, you’ll want to take your personality into account when buying frames.
Are you outspoken and outgoing? Then some detailed embellishments might suit you well.
Are you ready to take care of business? Then some dark, classic-looking frames might be best.
Also, don’t be afraid to buy one pair for the weekends when you’re ready to let loose and another for during the week when you want to appear more professional.
What factors do you consider when choosing frames?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.