Spectacular Style – Getting your Glasses Right

couple in glassesGlasses are the one accessory that you probably wear every day . When you get it right they can completely  enhance your face making a positive statement, so it is worth putting a bit of thought into which spectacles suit YOU.

There are 3 main issues to consider when choosing  eyecatching eyewear .

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1 Flattering  Your FaceShape

The most flattering look is always achieved by creating balance and symmetry, so choose glasses that create balance.  Here is our quick guide:

 Oval faces suit most styles as the features are already balanced. Frames that are slightly wider than temples or slightly angular work particularly well.

Round  faces have soft features so need frames to define cheekbones and draw eyes up to make face seem longer. Tip – avoid very round or very square frames.

Long faces have strong chin and cheekbones.  Deep frames with a low bridge will create horizontal emphasis and shorten the face.  Avoid shallow or rectangular frames as they will make the face seem longer.

Square faces have straight lines, so try to soften angles and choose frames that are no wider than widest part of face. Upswept sides help to highlight the upper face.

Heart shaped faces have a broad forehead and small chin so need to balance these features.  Choose a low bridge and avoid width at the temples.

Diamond faces are broader at the eye level, so make sure frames do not extend beyond temples.

2 Colour

Choose frames in a tone to complement your natural colouring and they will flatter you as well as working with your wardrobe.

3 Scale

Take into account your bone structure ie if you have small wrists and feet, very heavy frames will swamp your neat features, whereas fine frames or even frameless will work better.

Finally, have fun with your glasses by injecting a bit of your own personality into your choice of frames.