Which Frames Should You Choose?

Which Frames Should You Choose?

Just as clothing styles change with the seasons, so do eyeglasses, but choosing a new pair of glasses is a lot scarier than buying new jeans. How do you decide if they are right for your face?

When choosing new optical eyeglasses Boonton NJ, consider the shape of your face, the shape of the eyeglass frames, the color of your skin and hair and the color of the frame. The way these factors work together creates balance between the frames and your face.

Face Shape

Faces come in basic shapes such as oval, heart-shaped, round and square. Glasses come with many different frame shapes, and most people choose glasses that help to balance the face. If you have a wide forehead, choose frames with a wider bottom than top to draw attention away from the forehead.

Skin Tone, Eye Color and Hair Color

The color of your skin, eyes and hair affects how a set of frames will look on your face, although this is more about personal preference. Are you looking for glasses that stand out against your skin and hair, or do you want frames that blend and harmonize with your face? 

Frame Color

Eyeglasses come in basically two materials, metal or some form of resin, but they are available in a wide variety of colors. If you want your frames to compliment and blend with your face, choose a pair that are in the same tone as your skin, eyes and hair. For example, if you have warm copper skin with medium brown eyes and dark reddish-brown hair, something in the warm browns like chocolate, copper or russet would work well. If you want to create a contrasting effect, gold stands out, or you could choose a blue for a strong contrast.

The eyewear you choose reflects your personal style and preference. If you prefer your glasses to blend in, choose complementary shades. If you want to make a statement, go for contrast.

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