How to Choose Eyeglasses That Will Boost Your Self-Confidence
If you wear eyeglasses, it’s almost certainly because you need them to see clearly. Being fashionable is probably not your top priority. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t find glasses that look stylish and will boost your self-confidence. There are luxury glasses frames that can make you look great, but you need to know how to choose the right frames for you. Here are some tips that will help with that.
Consider the Shape of Your Face
First of all, you need to consider the shape of your face. While there is nobody who looks exactly like you, your face likely fits into one of seven general shapes.
Round, with full cheeks and chin
Heart-shaped, with a wide forehead that narrows into a pointed chin
Triangular, with a wide jawline and narrower forehead
Square, with a wide forehead and equally wide and strong jaw
Rectangular, which is similar to a square face but slightly taller
Oval, with round cheeks and a pointed chin
Oblong, which is similar to an oval face but with a less pointed chin
To determine what shape best describes your face, look at yourself in the mirror. If you have long hair, tie it back so you can get a good look at your face. Get a good look at yourself when your face is relaxed and when you’re smiling since smiling broadly can change the shape of your face more than you would think.
You also need to consider whether you have a softer face or a more angular face. Round or oval-shaped faces tend to be softer, while square, rectangular, and triangular faces tend to be more angular. Look at your jawline if you don’t know how soft or angular your face is. If you have a stronger jawline, that usually means that you have a more angular face.
Choosing the Best Frames for Your Face
Once you have a good idea of the shape of your face, it’s time to pick out your glasses. It’s best to try on a few frames in person, but you’ll have to go with what you know about your face shape if that’s not an option. Softer and rounder faces look best with glasses that have harder angles, so you should look for rectangular or square frames if this describes your face. Meanwhile, rounder frames are best for more angular faces. Heart-shaped faces look great with glasses that are wider on the bottom, while triangular faces look better with horn-rimmed or cat-eye glasses that emphasize the tops of the frames. Finally, oblong and oval faces are best matched with round frames.
Finally, the colors of your glasses can make a difference. If you have paler skin and lighter-colored eyes, you should go with frames that have a cooler color such as blue or silver. If you have a darker complexion and brown eyes, go with gold frames, orange, frames, earth tones, or some other warm color. Of course, if you don’t like how you look with glasses at all, you can always opt for clear frames that won’t draw attention to themselves.
While glasses have traditionally not been seen as fashionable, it is possible to find a great-looking pair that accentuates your looks. Keep these tips in mind when your optometrist tells you that you should start wearing eyeglasses.