Eyewear: Styles for name
The shape of the spectacles must take into account the size and shape of the eyes. Almond-shaped eyes need oblong or square shapes. For small eyes, the spectacles should not be too big; oval frames balance out eyes that are too wide apart and oblong frames help to make eyes that are too close together seem more widely spaced. Eyes that slant downwards at the outer corners suit frames with an upward sweep (butterfly style).
Avoid plastic frames, as they will make you appear older due to their strong association with the elderly.
Face Shape: SQUARE
The aim when selecting eyewear is to create length and minimise width by choosing:
- Avoid thin, angular and square frames, as these will exaggerate the squareness.
- Colour or decoration on the frame’s outer corners.
- Fine to medium scaled frames.
- Frames that are more horizontal than vertical.
- Frames that are wider than the widest part of the face.
- Frames where the width and length are almost the same or equal.
- Frames with gentle curves.
- Frames with weight or decorations on the top frame only.
- The top of the frames should sit high enough on the face to minimise the jaw line.
A square face shape has a strong jaw line, a broad forehead, and a wide chin and cheekbones.
If you wear glasses permanently, they are arguably your most important accessory.
The shape, style, size, colour and material are all important factors when selecting glasses.