How To Pick Out Glasses That Flatter Your Face | Scoop Sorority

Just about every major movie makeover of the early-2000s features our beloved heroines ditching their geeky glasses for a pair of classy contacts. But while we love the no-specs look, there are times when wearing glasses can be much more convenient — and not to mention, more comfortable — than wearing contacts.  

So, if you’re over contacts, throw on some specs. This year, we’re embracing the four-eyed look. 

Glasses are in and having less-than-perfect vision can be an excuse to level-up your fashion game if you know how to choose the most flattering frames for your face shape. 

Don’t know how to pick the right pair of glasses? 

Here’s how:

Figure Out Your Face Shape

In order to find the most flattering frames, you’ll need to know your face shape. There are five main types of face shapes: 

Round: Your cheekbones and face have similar measurements. These features measure longer than your forehead. A round face also features a soft jawline.

Square: Squares have similar measurements all around .The jawline is typically sharp. 

Heart: Heart-shaped people have long faces and slightly less long cheekbones and foreheads. The jawline is short and the chin is pointed. 

Triangular: Triangular-shaped beauties have a long jawline and comparatively small foreheads and cheekbones. The face can range from very long to very short.

Oval: This type is defined by a face that is longer than it is wide — the face is longer than the cheekbones are wide. This beauty’s forehead is also larger than her rounded jawline.

If you have a tape measure, you can measure different parts of your face to identify which areas of your face are larger than others. Knowing this will allow you to correctly match your face shape with the descriptions above.

First, measure your forehead by pulling the tape measure from the arch of your eyebrow to the top of your opposing eyebrow’s arch. 

Next, measure your cheekbones by pulling the measuring tape taut against the middle of your face. The tape should be horizontal to your face and touch the top of your cheeks. 

To measure the jawline, pull the tape across the widest part of your face, which should be about one inch below your ears. 

Finally, measure the length of your face, from the tip of your forehead to your chin. 

When you’re done recording all of these measurements, compare them to see how the different areas of your face compare in size and length. 

Choose Frames that are the Opposite of Your Face Shape

Selecting frames that are the opposite of your face shape will complement your natural features by balancing out your more prominent features and creating a subtle contrast.

For example, if your face is particularly round, wearing boxy square frames will make your face appear more angular. 

Pick a Color that Flatters your Skin Tone

Identifying your skin’s unique undertones can help you select frames that will flatter your face and illuminate your beautiful features. 

First, determine whether your skin is cool-toned or warm-toned. Cool complexions have blue or pink undertones. A warm complexion, on the other hand, will have yellow or gold undertones. 

If your skin is cool-toned, you’ll want to stick with frames in colors like black, silver, plum, blue and brown. Luckily for you, you can also rock tortoise-colored frames!

If your skin is warm-toned, try cream-colored frames or glasses in shades like red, gold, peach and orange. 

Try Them On 

Trying on several pairs of glasses is the only way to truly know which ones make you feel the most beautiful. 

If you can’t be bothered to run to your local eyeglasses store, consider shopping online. 

Sites like EyeBuyDirect and LensCrafters offer virtual try-on tools that can help you pick your dream frames. 

What tip for picking out the right glasses did we miss? Drop a comment below and let us know!

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