Your glasses should be long-lasting, stylish, and an extension of your personality—they are, after all, part of your image and a telling feature in your presentation.As an obligatory accessory, glasses pose many challenges in both style and practicality.
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When choosing a pair of eyeglasses that will compliment your features, you should
a) Firstly consider the angles found in the frames. You may really like aviator glasses or wayfarers, but that doesn’t mean that they will suit your unique facial features. Rectangular frames can emphasize sharp angles found in the face, while curved frames can highlight natural curves.
b) Various shapes and sizes of lenses can serve to elongate or shorten certain parts of the face. Square or highly angular faces are complimented by rectangular frames. Finer features benefit from slimmer frames that don’t consume the face.
A good rule of thumb to go by when choosing eyeglasses that have a curve to them, is to try to emulate the same lines in your frames as those in your cheekbones.
Frame Styles – Balancing Practicality & Style
Eyewear comes in full-rimmed, semi-rimmed and rimless varieties. Each has practical and stylistic benefits. Fully-rimmed glasses offer you a solid frame around your eyes and offer more opportunities to play with trendy frame materials, colors, and designs. They are also the least versatile, because you have to always consider how the frames match with the rest of your outfit. Fully-rimmed frames can also give you the best of both worlds when it comes to the lens shape, because you can have a rectangular outer shape, and the inner frame can curve to give the lenses an oval shape.
Brandon Black and Red ($49.00)
Anthony Gold ($19.00)
Tough Black ($24.00)
Semi-rimmed glasses normally offer you a bit more flexibility with how you can wear them, because the frame tends to be a bit less imposing. You can also achieve a semi-rimless look with metal wire frames that are very fine around the bottom lenses and offer a heavier frame around the brow. For this reason, semi-rimless glasses can be very effective to highlight your brow line, as they naturally direct attention to this area of your face.
Leon Gunmetal Grey ($49.00)
Rimless glasses are without a doubt the most versatile, since they offer no commitment to color or material. You typically have less opportunity to get creative with them, but they do transition well in any situation. Your main concern will be the shape of your lenses, and the angle at which they sit.
New Element ($39.00)