Fatima Faheem Raadia Humayra Rahman Mitul pick out funky frames
Didn’t we all go through that phase where we wore fake glasses to look cool? By the time we realised how silly it was, some of us got glasses – this time prescription ones. Nevertheless, the main idea is to be comfortable in whichever frame you choose for yourself.
Heart-shaped faces have jaw lines that taper to a defined chin. While choosing glasses for heart-shaped faces, the goal is to minimise the width at the top of the face and to broaden the chin. Try avoiding frames that could exaggerate the width of the forehead or the narrowness of the chin.
Round faces are full and don’t have strong lines and angles. The goal should be to add contrast to the face’s natural curves and to avoid frames that could exaggerate the roundness of the face. By adding contrast, you can make a round face appear thinner and longer. A good rule of thumb is to choose glasses that have wider frames, which give the illusion of a slimmer face. Your face is ideal to try glasses adorned with prints, bright colours, strong brow detailing, and other embellishments, which all add contrast and definition to the face. Finally, glasses with a clear bridge can make your eyes appear wider while adjustable nose pads can prevent frames from resting on fuller cheeks.
Square faces typically have strong jaw lines and facial features defined by distinct angles. While choosing glasses for square-shaped faces, the idea is to lengthen and soften the face’s natural angularity and to avoid frames that enhance the sharp facial features. By adding curving lines, you can make a square face appear thinner and softer. Rounded and upswept frames will add curves to the face while drawing attention away from the square-like angles of the jaw. Pick out glasses that are wider than they are deep (i.e. tall), as wider frames make the face look slimmer. Another trick you can try is to select glasses in neutral colours (cream, beige, etc.), which help soften the angles of the face. Finally, oversized frames, like Jackie-O exaggerated rounds, help to distract from the harshness of a square jaw line.
Oval faces are thought to have the most balanced proportions. Consider yourselves lucky, as you can pull off any type of frames. Avoid frames that could throw off your ideal facial proportions. Glasses with detailed embellishments will look great with those high cheek bones.