The accessories we wear has a lot to do with how we look. Sure you can have great footwear that matches your outfit but since people look at your face and not your feet, the certain magic of face accessories shouldn’t be ignored.
Glasses are the single most important face accessory that shows off your personality and becomes a part of your image. This is why some people find it challenging to choose the perfect designer glasses frames that’ll look good on them. But I’m here to give out some tips and guidelines to help you find that perfect pair.
Why do people wear designer glasses frames?
Glasses have evolved from being a vision necessity to being a stylish accessory. Geek chic glasses are taking over the fashion shows and hipsters are embracing vintage glasses to give off that “I don’t care” vibe.
And now your favourite celebrities are at it too. From galas to grocery runs, you could see your favourite stars such as Kit Harrington and Jennifer Aniston in glasses.
But it’s not just the celebrities that made eyewear famous and a common style thing. You’ve got to give a little credit to the unique appeal of glasses. As per a survey by The College of Optometrists, 43% of people wearing glasses said that glasses make them appear smarter while 36% of people claimed that specs make them look more professional.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that every other person in the UK wears specs and not just for vision correction. And it’s no more about matching one frame with everything you wear. People like to own different designer glasses frames for different occasions and outfits.
The right pair of glasses not only help in making you look and feel good but also boosts your self-confidence. So, how to find the right pair of glasses? Let me break the curiosity.
Tips to choose the best designer glasses
Whether you are looking for designer glasses with a prescription or clear lenses or blue light glasses, use the following tips to make your glasses work for you.
Match your frames with your face shape
The whole idea of buying glasses for face shape is to contour the face and find a frame that adds structure to your symmetry.
- A round face looks perfect behind glasses with angular rims and crisp edges. Square and geometric specs will add balance to your soft features and make it look slimmer.
- Glasses with curvy corners and round silhouettes are the best choice for a square face. Round or oval glasses will offer a nice contrast to the prominent angles of your face.
- If your face shape is oval, any frame style would look great on you. Try out oversized glasses for unique styling or rimless glasses for an understated appeal.
- Glasses with wide top rims such as browline and cat-eye are the best pick for a heart-shaped face.
- A diamond face shape is best paired with upswept frame styles that lend width to the forehead and balance out the high and wide cheekbones.
Finding the right glasses for your face shape is not complicated at all. But, the countless choices in designer glasses frames can be overwhelming. But knowing the basics will keep you out of trouble.
Mind the frame size
No matter whether your glasses are to help you see better or look better, they should fit like a glove in order to be comfortable. Here are a few ways to know that a pair of glasses is the right fit for you:
- The frame should not slide down your nose
- The curve of the arms should fall over your ears
- The arms should not be too tight or too loose on your temporal bones
- The frame should not cover your eyebrows
The right fit becomes even more important when you’re buying designer glasses with a prescription as ill-fitting frames affect lens placement and how you see with your glasses.
Spectacles are more than just two lenses fixed to a frame. There are so many parts in glasses, all affecting their size and fit. You need an eyeglass frame size guide to help you choose the right size for your prescription glasses.
Follow the colour wheel
The next step in selecting a frame is to choose colours that go with your natural colour palette. If your skin tone is cool, go for cool shades such as black, blue and grey. But, if your undertone is warm, earthy browns, tortoiseshells, yellow, golden, red or orange hues will complement your skin.
Most people settle for neutral shades to enjoy the freedom of effortless styling. But, adding a splash of colours to your designer glasses frames makes you look fun and interesting.
You can use the 3D virtual mirror to see which frame colour makes your skin tone pop. If you have beautiful eyes, you can choose glasses for different eye colours which is also easy.
Consider your lifestyle
We all come from different walks of life. Then why should our glasses be the same?
If you’re an athlete or have an active lifestyle, you need frames that could take your daily adventures and give you vision protection both indoor and outdoor. Transition glasses lenses go from clear to dark in the presence of UV light to protect your eyes from sun damage.
But if you’re a student, you could either play safe and go for transparent glasses or you can flaunt your quirky personality with geometric specs. For working professionals, rectangular glasses or browline specs will make you look corporate ready.
If you are an artist, you can draw style inspiration from vintage glasses. Wooden frame glasses will also be an interesting choice for you.
Don’t overlook the frame material
Glasses come in a range of frame materials all having their own exclusive qualities and benefits. When buying glasses, you’ll have the following options to choose from
It is one of the most common materials used in eyewear. You could call it strong plastic without the harms and nuisance of plastic. Acetate is known for its durability and lightweight appeal.
Wooden glasses are practical and drawn from the goodness of nature. The unique texture of the wood gives an interesting spin to traditional designer glasses frames and help you stand out from the crowd.
Metal glasses are durable and give a polished finish to your look. They blend with your look and are comfortable to wear for long hours. Titanium glasses are the most popular among metal frames as they are built to last and feel comfortable on your skin.
That’s all. I guess you’re now ready to buy the right pair of designer glasses with a prescription or without a prescription. You can also use these tips when shopping for sunglasses.
If you still can’t decide which frame to buy, we’ve made it a little easier for you. Take a free home trial for glasses from us and try out the frames at your home.