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How to choose your glasses perfectly every time

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HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR GLASSES PERFECTLY EVERY TIME

If your asking yourself “What frames suit my face?”, let us tell you that it’s the age-old question when it comes to picking a new pair of glasses or sunglasses.
Choosing the right pair of glasses isn't only about comfort and usability - it's also important that your glasses look good. Today, spectacles are less about seeing than being seen. Whether you want to appear sophisticated, flirtatious, youthful, conservative or style savvy, the right eyewear can help you shape how you are perceived. Your “eyewear wardrobe” reflect your personality, so take a few minutes to find out what suits you, and ensure you look fantastic!

How to choose the perfect frame for your face shape!

Choosing a frame that complements your face shape is one of the most important considerations when selecting your glasses. The secret to looking good in glasses is that frames should always contrast your face shape.
What Is my face shape? To correctly choose your face shape pull your hair away from your face and look straight into a mirror. Analize the overall shape of your face and the contours of your head. Then draw a conclusion and pick one from the 4 primary face shapes bellow. To help you even more, each face shapes is matched to the type of eyeglass frames that will look best on you!

What glasses shape should I get? The right pair of glasses will enhance your style and make you look and feel fabulous! Our guide to face shapes and the styles that suit these shapes best will hopefully make this task a little easier.
For further assistance, in our luxury eyewear boutique we can offer you in-store guidance and advice on frames that will suit your face shape best. Book your appointment at our Bucharest showroom here.

ROUND FACE

WOMEN SUNGLASSSES & OPTICALS FOR ROUND SHAPED FACES MEN SUNGLASSSES & OPTICALS FOR ROUND SHAPED FACES
PAWAKA 'DELAPAN 8' DITA 'ENDURANCE 79'
CUTLER & GROSS '1288 02' CUTLER & GROSS '1294 02'

Round faces have a soft, circular shape with proportionate width and length and are devoid of visible angles.
What glasses suit my face? A round face shape needs a frame design to make it appear narrower and to give more definition to the face shape. For the best eyewear for men and women with round shaped faces try angular narrow eyeglass frames (like cat-eye shapes) to lengthen the face. Frames with a clear bridge and rectangular frames that are wider than they are deep also can be good choices.
This sunglasses shapes will add sharpness, highlight your cheekbones, and overall make your face look more contoured.

SQUARE FACE

WOMEN SUNGLASSSES & OPTICALS FOR SQUARE SHAPED FACES MEN SUNGLASSSES & OPTICALS FOR SQUARE SHAPED FACES
CUTLER & GROSS '1293 01' THOM BROWNE '413 02'
THOM BROWNE '910 01' CHRISTIAN ROTH 'REDUCER'

A square face has a very strong jaw line and a broad forehead; the width and length are proportionally equal.
What glasses suit my face? To make a square face look longer and soften its angles, try narrow frame styles with more width than depth. Curves are your best bet at balancing your features! For the best eyewear for men and women with square shaped faces choose either round or oval shaped glasses to balance the face and make it look slimmer.

OVAL FACE

WOMEN SUNGLASSSES & OPTICALS FOR OVAL SHAPED FACES MEN SUNGLASSSES & OPTICALS FOR OVAL SHAPED FACES
PAWAKA 'TIGA 3 ' DITA 'NACHT-ONE'
KALEOS 'LENNOX 1' KALEOS 'LOWELL 3'

An oval face shape is considered to be the ideal because of its balanced proportions. Oval faces are gently rounded with fairly balanced features and a jaw that tends to be slightly narrower than the forehead.
What glasses suit my face? Basically, any type of eyeglass frame will compliment your face shape because of its natural balance between forehead, cheeks, and chin. Pick bold shapes that maintain the balance of your face. Even so, if we must choose, the best eyewear for men and women with oval shaped faces are geometrically square or rectangular - frames that are as wide as / or wider than the broadest part of your face.

HEART FACE

WOMEN SUNGLASSSES & OPTICALS FOR HEART SHAPED FACES MEN SUNGLASSSES & OPTICALS FOR HEART SHAPED FACES
DRIES VAN NOTEN '96 C1' KUBORAUM 'MASK K5'
KALEOS 'TREVETHYN 1' CUTLER & GROSS '1269 13'

Heart-shaped (sometimes called "triangle") faces have wider foreheads and narrower jawlines and chins. The heart shaped face is the most common.
What glasses suit my face? The best eyewear for men and women with heart shaped faces are frames with shapes that are wider at the bottom, because they minimize the width at the top of your face and bring the overall look back into balance. Round or curved edged glasses are bound to flatter your face shape, as they will draw the eyes away from a high forehead. Thin frames and rimless frames also are good choices.

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What frame colors match your skin tone?

When choosing your glasses, face shape isn't the only factor that determines which frames will look best on you — your skin tone also plays an important role.
Everyone looks good in black frames but why don’t we go further and have a little fun. Regardless of the color of your skin, skin tones are categorized as either "cool" or "warm."

CUTLER & GROSS '1294 02' CUTLER & GROSS '1301 01'

A cool complexion has blue or pink undertones, and a warm complexion has a mild yellow cast. The same applies for hair colors.
If you have a warm skin complexion avert contrasting colors such as pastels. White and black frames are not flattering either. The best frame colors for you are light tortoise, browns hues, gold or honey, beige, and green shades.
If you have a cool skin complexion avoid colors that make you look faded and instead go for frames that are silver, black, dark tortoise, pink, purple, blue and gray.

What frames are in style?

Once simply celebrated for their sun protective properties or improving vision qualities, today sunglasses and reading glasses have taken on a new status: that of a fashion staple. What glasses are in style? For inspiration check out our TRENDS & EDITS (https://www.sunglasscurator.com/sunglasses-trends-and-edits) section. Because they say that there’s no other accessory that can reinvent your look like beautifully designed eyewear.

What glasses should I wear?

At the end of the day when you ask us “What glasses suit my face type?” or “What glasses are in style?” what we can tell you for sure is that choosing what sunglasses or optical frames to wear it’s not an exact science.
It’s about one’s love for eyewear!

From our 6 years experience at sunglasscurator.com we noticed that the hardest for people is to get out of their comfort zone and to be daring! Trying to find the perfect pair of glasses should feel fun, not frustrating. Of course, your face shape, skin complexion and personal style all play a part in determining the right frames for you. And we tried to lay out the main guidelines, but be aware that rules were made to be broken.
The most important part of choosing the right style of glasses for you is whether you like them. If you love them, then it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. You’re the one that’s going to be wearing them at the end of the day!

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