Glasses: Finding the Frames for You
So it’s time to get some glasses. Although you may think
it as an annoyance, getting a pair of cool, stylish glasses could be a fun, accessory
that pulls a look together. Plus, you’ll have improved eyesight!
Whether you’re selecting your first or fifth set of specs,
use these tips to make sure you get the right frames for you.
When you go to buy new glasses, wear your hair the way you
usually do with a favorite shirt in a neutral color. This will help you focus on
your face and how the glasses look on you for an everyday look.
Ask for a second opinion. Your parents can provide their
expertise, but you may also want to recruit a friend. And don’t forget to ask the
sales person for their expertise. After all, this is their job and they will be
familiar with all the options in the store that can work for you.
Select a frame that complements your face shape and your
features. If you've got an angular face, choose ovals or almonds that will soften
your look. If your face is more round, try rectangular frames with crisp, straight
lines. Generally the frames should not be wider than the widest part of your face.
Match the top of the frames to your eyebrow; they should
follow the same basic arc. If the frames sit below your brow, you might look permanently
surprised; above your brow and you'll give the impression you're angry or frowning.
Make sure the size and position of the frame's bridge (the
little piece that sits on your nose and holds the glasses together) helps balance
Make sure it’s a good fit. Your eyes should look out of the
center of each lens. The frames should not pinch your nose or leave red marks, and
they shouldn’t be so loose that they slide down your nose.
How about color? As far as color is concerned, consider your
skin tone. Pick a color that is complementary. Need help figuring out your skin
tone? If the veins you notice in your wrists and feet seem greenish, you have warm
skin, while mostly blue veins mean you have cool skin! Browns look great with warm
skin, as do metals and flashy colors like turquoise. Cool tones do better with grays,
silver and muted colors.
Taking the time to try out several pairs to find the best
fit for you will be worth your while. This pair has to go with everything you wear
for at least a few years! You can even go online to some websites that will let
you upload a photo of yourself to virtually “try on” frames to see what looks the
best on you! If you follow these tips, and your best judgment, many compliments
on your new frames are just around the corner.
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