There is one feature we pride ourselves at having here at Global Eyeglasses, and that is our Virtual Mirror that allows you to try on any pair of our frames before purchasing them. It is naturally very important to pay attention to design details when selecting your frames. Today, we are going to use the Virtual Mirror to give you a few tips for choosing the right frames for your face. Our chosen style victims include our faithful Global Eyeglasses stock couple, as well as Tilda Swinton and Jason Statham.
The images on the left will be examples of what kind of frames don’t work for the given face, while the examples on the right offer a suggestion based from our Global Eyeglasses products.
May we introduce our first fashion victim, dear stock Darla. We are not actually certain of her name, but Darla seems oddly appropriate. In the first image, she is wearing our popular Dark Sludge frames. Dark Sludge are very stylish and modern, giving elements of classic design a very fresh twist. Darla, however, should probably avoid them and we should learn from her faux-pas not to buy frames just because they look great on their own. The rounded lenses at the bottom conflict with her low-set cheekbones and wide jaw. This narrowing in the lenses causes her face to look bloated where the soft curves should instead be gently enhanced. The heavy top rim does nothing to aid the matter, blocking out her eyebrows entirely. The protruding sides of the top rim also create an awkard cut between her temples and cheeks, which also serves to make her face seem larger than it really is. Dark Sludge is out of propotion with all of her features.
Our solution to poor Darla’s predicament is to offer our Celebrity Brown frames. Rimless frames work wonders for Darla because there is no restriction on her face. Her cheeks are not cut off by a bottom rim, and her eyebrows are not hidden behind thick frames. For a touch of accessory, we chose Celebrity due to its hints of colour on the bridge and at the arms. This is good to ground the look, setting off Darla’s dark hair, eyes, and eyebrows well with a touch of a similar shade. It’s a small detail, but it makes the difference between Celebrity Brown and another rimless pair of glasses without colour accents. Overall, the look is balanced, quiet, and compliments the gentle curve of her features.
Tilda has very acute facial features, without looking chiseled. This “petite” look can sometimes be hard to style with the danger of picking frames that make you look bug-eyed. In this case, we chose our blue Charles King frames for the first image. These are very common frames and seem to be a popular go-to for just about anyone. The problem is, just because they seem generic does not make them universal. Pay attention to Tilda’s thin nose, light eyebrows, the shape of her eyes, and the subtle slopes in her cheeks and jaw. The Charles King frames are too obvious on her face with their full-rim plastic. Another concern is the colour. It may seem like a great idea to pick frames for their succulent colours, but in Tilda’s situation, the blue is entirely out of place and sucks the life out of her green eyes and blonde hair.
To remedy this horrible mistake, we equipped Tilda with a sophisticated pair of Belutti brown frames. There are very careful details in the Belutti glasses that set them apart from some of the other half-rimmed frames we carry in stock. The first important factor is the shape of the lenses. They are just a bit larger than what might be considered standard for slim half-rims. On Tilda, this compliments the lines and dips around her eyes by not cutting across them. The top rim is very elegant and has the slightest of curves to look very natural. The arms extend quietly, without unnecessary accessory at the temples. Her eyebrows have enough room above the top-rim. Belutti is a timeless look and works very well for Tilda’s features.
Here we encounter our darling stock gentleman, Maximillian. Once again, we are not sure of his actual name, so we dubbed him appropriately. Maximillian enjoys plastic frames. He likes full-rims and wants the bold, youthful look that that plastic frames can give. In the first image, however, he failed miserably. Opting for thick black frames, Max chose the slight variation on wayfarer frames of Fast Forward. While these are certainly great frames to give your look a modern punch, they look entirely out of place on sweet Max. His features are all very light, from his hair to his skin and his eyes. The black looks forced and emphasizes everything that is wrong about the frames. They are much too curved, which softens his features, the bridge is too thick, and the rims jut into his eyebrows.
Not to worry, we have rescued Maximillian from the depths of despair. Our solution is the mahogany-tinted pair of Beach Morning frames. The colour creates a better balance between light and dark while the angles serve to better frame his face. The lenses are just the right size to emphasize his eyes. The top rim runs along the line of his eyelids and has a very quiet, unique curve to it, which serves to accent his eyebrows well. Since Beach Morning is more angular than Fast Forward, they don’t make his nose look pudgy. In effect, Maximillian looks bold, dashing, and young.
Our last victim is actor Jason Statham. Similar features are easy to spot in other men and he lends himself well to picking out frames that suit his physical demeanor. For the unlucky shot, we chose to dress Jason in our Beckett brown frames. Quickly compare the two photos. Notice how the Beckett frames seem to drop Jason’s face. All of a sudden, his angles disappear, his nose loses character, and his eyebrows don’t look so imposing. The fact is, while the frames are more or less alright in terms of size and shape, they make Jason look old. If he let the scruff grow, we could start calling him grandpa Jason.
To avoid this, we chose to accesorize Jason with a pair of our Frank black frames. His face should be complimented by very modern frames that do nothing to take away from his features. Rimless glasses are, of course, an excellent solution for this predicament. Since Jason’s eyebrows are naturally low set, the absence of a top rim does not obstruct their shape. His eyes droop downwards at the outer edges, and this could be a big conflict with any kind of rim at the top or bottom of his frames. In order to give the look a stylish punch, we chose frames with unique temple accessories in an industrial-style titanium. Sophisticated, serious, and thoroughly handsome. We approve.
If you are looking for advice on what frames suit you do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com for some great style tips.