Whether you prefer a relaxed and comfortable style or a put-together business look, the eyeglasses you choose should showcase your style. Much like your clothing, eyeglasses are an extension of your personality, so make sure you choose the frames that reflect you correctly. Since eyeglasses frame your face, they can either bring out your features or hide them. When choosing frames, how do you decide between glasses you like and glasses you should wear? (Try out our Frame Wizard to have our Virtual Optician match you with the perfect frames)
Not all glasses are for everyone. Here are 4 easy tips that help determine which glasses work for you:
1. Face Shape
It might seem silly, but you can determine your face shape by drawing it in the mirror. Just look in the mirror, take lipstick, and draw the outer edges of your face. This will help you determine what shape you have, since for most people this is ambiguous!
Circle face shape: you have full cheeks, a soft chin and proportional forehead in length and width. You should try out frames that are the opposite of your face shape: strong and angled frames, especially rectangular.
Square face shape: you have a strong jaw and broad forehead. You should try out frames that are opposite to your face shape: soft and round that sit high, especially a cool circle frame.