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Factors to Consider When Selecting Eyeglasses

by James

You don’t have to be a fashion icon to find eyeglass frames that flaunt your face. When choosing the right frame for you, face type and skin tone are usually the most important aspects that you must look at.

Face Type

What shape is your face? Is it round, oval, square, diamond-shaped, or heart-shaped? The outline of your face will assist you in deciding which frames will look best on you.

  • Round Face: Eyeglass frames with a square or rectangular shape are usually more comprehensive than those with a round face. This quality will help to balance out your round face by making your face look slimmer and longer.

Frames to avoid: Rimless frames, oval frames, and small frames will highlight the roundness of your face, making it appear even rounder.

  • Oval Face: Oval face frames have a solid bridge, are more comprehensive than the broadest part of the face, and are geometric.

Frames to avoid: Oversized glasses that occupy and over half of your face will throw off the oval face’s natural balance and alignment.

  • Square Face: On square faces, eyeglasses that improve the angularity and sit high on the nose’s bridge go well. The angles of a square face would be balanced and thinned with oval or round eyeglasses.

Frames to avoid: Avoid angular and boxy eyeglass frames because they can emphasize the angular features and make a square face look flat.

  • Diamond Face: Eyeglass lenses that sweep up or are more comprehensive than the cheekbones, such as cat eye glasses and oval frames, can accentuate a narrow forehead and jaw. These frames will highlight your cheekbones and delicate features.

Avoid these frames: Boxy and thin frames will bring attention to your small features instead of enhancing them, highlighting the breadth of your cheeks.

  • Heart-Shaped Face: Frames that match the forehead’s width with the chin’s narrowness are perfect for a heart-shaped face. Low-set temples and bottom-heavy frame lines will give your face more width in that narrower area. Eyeglasses with curved edges, either round or square, can detract focus from a broad, high forehead.

Avoid these frames: Avoid any frame design or color that calls attention to the top of the head. It involves frames with embellished tops.

Skin Tone

The best frames can be chosen by your skin tone, as well as the shape of your face. When it comes to high-fashion constructs, skin tone is more important than hair color and more decisive than eye color. Choose a shade that closely suits your skin tone:

Skin Tone: Warm

You have a warm complexion whether the skin has a yellow, bronze, or golden cast to it. Avoid using similar colors like pastels. Both white and black frames are unflattering. Instead, soft tortoise, brownstones, gold or honey, beige, and olive green are the perfect frame colors for you.

Skin Tone: Cool

If your skin has pink or blue undertones, you have a cool skin complexion. Go for silver, black, dark tortoise, pink, purple, blue, mauve, and grey frames that will enhance your attractiveness.


Your eyeglasses will show a lot about your personality. You can have a pair of glasses that emphasizes your get-down-to-business tone on weekends and a couple that emphasizes your fun-loving side throughout the week. Use your favorite color (as long as it doesn’t interfere with your skin tone) or extensive embellishments and flair to dress up your face. 

Choose a single frame style to express your personality, or have a small set on hand to change your look to fit your mood quickly.

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