Glasses For Girls: You’ve Been Framed
Finding glasses for girls is a daunting task —w orse than changing a tire, or eating a lobster, or learning how to parallel park. It requires knowledge, confidence, foresight and a sense of style. We're talking about choosing the exactly right glasses for your face. Whether you are selecting your very first set of specs or your tenth, here are some tips to make the process of choosing glasses for girls less stressful and more successful!
Select a frame that complements your face shape, your coloring, and your features. If you've got an angular face, choose ovals or almonds that will soften the angles of your face. If your face is more round, choose rectangular frames with crisp straight lines to make your face less curvy. 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. Generally the frames should not be wider than the widest part of your face. As far as color is concerned, consider your skin tone. (Can't figure out what tone you are? 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. 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. If you have close-set eyes, go with a lighter bridge and draw attention outward with color or trim near the temples. For wide-set eyes, choose a bridge that's dark, colored, or detailed. If tinted lenses intrigue you, stay with brown, rose, or light gray hues. Blues, violets, and greens tend to distort color.
You are making an important decision. Take advantage of the trained salespeople. If you just can't decide when choosing glasses, use the camera, take some photos, and when you're less hassled, the right frame will make itself known. Good luck picking out a pair with flair!
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