Choosing the right eyeglasses can be a bit of a daunting task. Especially if this is your first time trying on and buying glasses. Even if you’ve been wearing glasses your whole life, there are some tips you should live by to ensure that your glasses compliment your face.
If you’re finding that you’re wearing your contacts more often because you don’t like your glasses anymore, you probably need some help with finding the right pair. Likewise, if you’re postponing a trip to the eye doctor because you don’t want to deal with the experience of shopping for new frames, well, you’re in the right place.
In this article, we’re breaking down exactly what type of eyeglasses frames will suit you best. Whether you have fair skin with black hair or a round face with dark skin, there is a pair of perfect frames for you. Keep reading to learn more.
Choosing the Right Eyeglasses Frames for Your Skin Tone and Face Shape
Most people think of their face shape when they begin shopping for eyeglasses frames. But skin tones are perhaps just as important unless you’re comfortable in plain black frames.
Eyeglass frames allow you to make a statement about your personality. And you want the color of those frames to say something. It could be your professional self or your casual self, or your active self.
No matter which self your glasses are representing, you’ll just look tacky if they don’t match your skin tone.
Let’s take a look at which colors are best for your skin.
Fair skin has blue and pink undertones. You would be best suited in the following colors:
Look for icy and steely tones but be careful according to your eye color. We’ll talk more about that in a minute.
Olive tones and peach or yellow hints in your skin indicate a medium skin tone. Look for shades you might see in a fire:
Warm colors go best with dark skin but if you’re lucky enough to have brown or black skin, you should feel free to go wild with your choices. Think bright and bold colors or reds and browns for a more sophisticated statement.
You must be especially particular about which frames you pick when your skin begins to change. You don’t want anything too drab that will wash you out. Likewise, you don’t want anything too loud that doesn’t quite fit your age.
Consider purple tones and shades of red to help brighten your face.
Choosing eyeglasses that match your skin tone goes hand in hand with matching them to your eye color. The best eyeglasses colors for your eye color may not match your skin tone and vice versa. Keep an eye out for frames that match your eyes or make them pop.
Hair colors are similar to skin tones. They can be fair, warm, dark, and gray.
Fair hair colors are platinum, strawberry blond, white, and ash. Warm hair colors include Auburn, golden blond, brown, and brownish black. Dark hair is deep brown or black.
Good frame colors to consider for fair hair are silver, black, blue-gray, and dark turquoise. Warm hair looks best with khaki, camel, gold, or copper. Gray hair pairs great with deep purples and reds.
If you have deep brown or black hair, you can try just about any frame in the shop.
Besides choosing eyeglass frames that match your skin, eyes, and hair, you’ll want to make sure that they fit your face. Different styles of glasses fit differently, not to mention that the shape of your face can make a pair of glasses look completely different than they appear on the shelf (or someone else’s face).
Here are the best choices for your face shape.
You can actually lengthen your face with angular and narrow frames if you have a round face. Whacky shapes and wide rectangular frames are also a good choice.
Square faces offer prominent features. To soften your angles a bit, try wider frames. Narrow oval styles are also fitting.
An oval face shape has the most balanced proportions and therefore makes choosing eyeglasses frames a bit easier. Look for frames that are as wide, if not wider than the widest part of your face.
Heart-Shaped Face (Base-Up Triangle)
If you want to draw the eye away from the width of your forehead, choose eyeglasses frames that are wider at the bottom. You may like thin or rimless frames, too.
Eyeglasses sit directly on the bridge of an oblong face. This is the perfect opportunity to make your face appear more balanced with deep frames. Also look for frames with decorative embellishments at the temples to add width to your face.
Oval or cat-eye shapes are best suited for a diamond-shaped face as they highlight the eyes and soften the cheekbones. You may also like rimless frames.
Base-Down Triangle Face Shape
A base-down triangle face shape is the one exception to color for your eyeglasses frames. Look for frames with heavy colors and lots of detailing at the brow. You may also like cat-eye shapes.
Keep these guidelines in mind when you begin your search for the right eyeglasses frames and you will succeed.
If you really want to be bold you can always choose spectacular frame shapes, too. Just be careful getting funky and using color at the same time, it could clash.
The best thing to do when buying new eyeglasses frames is to try on several pairs. Come into one of our Colorado Springs locations to find your best new look, today.