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Added April 10, 2014

Glasses: Finding the Frames for You

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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 your features.

  • 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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AFRICANpink
AFRICANpink
Posted April 21, 2014
I wear glasses too,and the colour fits my skin tone and it looks good on me.
dancerpenny
dancerpenny
Posted November 08, 2013
I've had glasses since like 3rd grade, and next time I get new ones, I want to try all the kinds in the store!
loveydove2012
loveydove2012
Posted August 13, 2012
I needed that info,thanks now I now which glasses frame works for me.
basketballer#31
basketballer#31
Posted January 24, 2013
i had glasses since pre-k and now im in 6th and dont need them thank god i hated them to death
emmakayf
emmakayf
Posted December 05, 2012
ive had glasses since first grade im in nineth now and still wear them but now i hv contacts as well realy, getting glasses is fun the process of picking them out if fun and because they bring attention 2 ur eyes u dont have to wear lots of make up pic a pair thats not 2 thick it can interfere with reading and pick ones that u like it doesnt matter wat other people think
sweetkitty14
sweetkitty14
Posted October 29, 2012
Hello, im back to this article! Anyways, I got these great glasses that fit my face and nose well thanks to this great article. They also have glittery flower designs on the sides and go with anything in my closet.
holyprayerx
holyprayerx
Posted June 27, 2012
Dont buy glasses that are a very eehhhh crazy color. My first pair of glasses were pink and I couldnt wear like half of my closet!! I suggest wearing very dark colors like black, or dark brown, or dark brown. That way you dont have to match your glasses with your clothes.
sweetkitty14
sweetkitty14
Posted June 30, 2012
since im asian, my eyes are naturally beautiful, but i also wear glasses, which mess them up! often, when i take off my glasses, people say i look beautiful. i chose the wrong glasses that emphasize my nose more than anything, so next month when i get new glasses, i'll remember this article!
bubblypenguin
bubblypenguin
Posted May 31, 2012
I think my glasses look ok...they are a really light perscription (about 125) but have super thin frames and those oval thingies that stand on your nose. But my friends say they look wierd because the frames are so thin....
3Echosong3
3Echosong3
Posted August 01, 2012
Wear glasses that are a similar color to your hair. OR wear glasses that are a color that compliment your hair. This tip usually is able to help me find cute glasses! I find that if your hair is brown, tortoiseshell frames look really cute!
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