Frame Tips for Face shapes
Specs that make you look good as well as see well
Silhouette the famous spectacle fashion brand provide us with some interesting tips on choosing frames to suit your face shapes.
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Choosing frame styles
Many styles of glasses can compromise your sense of individuality by imposing their own character on your face. For example, cumbersome ‘Clark Kent’ style frames can cramp your features and quickly become dated.
Faces are as different as people and there is a choice of rimless eyewear for every man, becoming an integral part of the face without drastically changing it.
Silhouette’s style consultant, Pauline Voce, believes the personality of the glasses wearer plays the decisive role in the selection of eyewear.
The three rules for the perfect pair of glasses …
Step 1: Forget Fashion, Focus on Yourself
Many people wear the wrong frames for their face as they are influenced by fashion rather than their personal aesthetics.
Your glasses are beyond fashion – they are a part of you. It’s fun to have loads of styles to fit in with fashion, but not everyone can afford to replace their glasses with every passing trend. We all need a classic pair that suits every trend simply because they are designed to suit you.
Step 2: Analyse your face shape
Take a fresh look at your face. The shape of your face will map out which frames will best suit you. There is a face shape for everyone, so work with what you have naturally and your frame will accentuate your favourite features and detract the eye from any flaws!
Step 3: Express yourself with a flash of colour
Rimless glasses are designed to enhance your best feature – your eyes. Framing them perfectly without detracting from their allure, Silhouette has introduced subtle swathes of colour across the bridge and on the arm, offering each style in an array of hues to compliment every skin tone.
Tips to remember
Remember the shape of the face should determine the shape of the lenses. In principle, the shape of the lenses should be different to the shape of your face.Eyewear should not dominate the face, it should harmoniously complement it. A face gives an asymmetric impression when the pupils are not centred in the middle of the lenses. For this reason, depending on your face type, you should ensure that your pupils are centred in the middle of the lenses.The upper line of the lenses of rimless eyewear should run parallel to the eyebrows. The eyebrow should be above the edge of the eyewear, with a maximum distance between the eyebrow and lens of one centimetre; the eyebrow should never be behind the lens.The bridge should be properly positioned, resting snugly on the nose. Positioned too high, the nose appears longer; positioned too low shortens the appearance of the nose. If the eyewear is positioned too low on the nose – commonly seen in older people when they are reading – the nose not only appears shorter but the person appears older as well.