How to Choose the Most Flattering Glasses for Your Face

If you’ve worn glasses for a while, or you just found out you need them, you may already know how it feels to go try on a pair of frames, see your reflection in a mirror, immediately remove the frames, and look for the next set to try on. You may have even done this for a painfully long time.

The experts at Eyecare Center of Snohomish can help you choose the best frames for your lifestyle, as well as those that are most flattering for your appearance. Dr. Anup Deol and her team first ensure that you have the correct prescription for your eyes, and then they’re happy to help you choose frames that fit your life and look great, too!

Face shape makes a difference

Most people have one of the following face shapes: 

However, most people don’t have a face that fits one of these general shapes perfectly. For example, you may not be able to tell if your face is more heart-shaped or more oval-shaped. That’s OK. Using our guide gives you a place to start, and that narrows the field from the beginning — which is helpful if you’re feeling overwhelmed. 

For the most flattering look, you want to choose frames that contrast with your face shape. If your face is round, you should look at retangular, cat-eye, or D-shaped glasses. If your face is square, start by looking at round frames. 

If you have an oval, diamond, or heart-shaped face, you have plenty of options. Those facial shapes are generally more dynamic and versatile than others. You want frames that help balance your natural face-shape but that also create some contrast.

Skin tone matters

When it comes to choosing flattering frames, there’s another important consideration in addition to the shape of your face, and that’s your skin tone. You have a “cool” skin tone if your skin has pink or blue hues; if you have yellow or golden undertones, you have a “warm” skin tone. 

Generally, silver, black, pink, purple, blue, mauve, or gray frames work better with a cool skin tone. If you have a warm tone, look for brown, gold, honey, or olive-colored frames. 

Other considerations

If your glasses don’t stay on your face, the shape and color don’t matter so much, do they? What you do during the day makes a difference. Do you play sports? Look down at your desk all day? Are you moving constantly? 

You need glasses that fit you well, stay where they belong, and feel comfortable. Our staff can certainly help with making sure you have the right fit, but be sure to take into account what you normally do while you wear your frames. 

Also, you may want to consider having a few different pairs — for example, one for the office, and a different pair for your workouts. Keeping different styles on hand allows you to make your glasses part of your overall fashion statement. 

If you’d like to learn more about choosing the best frames for your face-shape, lifestyle, and fashion sense, book an appointment at Eyecare Center of Snohomish today. We’re happy to offer guidance and suggestions to help you choose flattering glasses. 

You can easily book online, or you’re welcome to give us a call between 9am and 6pm Monday through Thursday and we’ll be happy to schedule your appointment.

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