My sister-in-law recently found out she'd be needing glasses, and as a woman very concerned about
her looks (who isn't?), and she was freaking out a little. She was imagining herself with that
"librarian look." It didn't take long to realize this didn't need to be the case at all...
In fact, glasses can be alluring: Just think of Marilyn Monroe looking sensually studious in bulky
black rectangle frames and b'zillions of other gorgeous eyeglass wearers.
The focus is to select an unobtrusive, easy-to-wear
frame that compliments your face shape and blends into your overall look — like the most
fabulously subtle accessory. Or, why not try a frame that unexpectedly defies predictability
and anchors your personal style? Then again, how about choosing a few pairs that fit your
different moods? What’s key is to remember that not every face looks great in every shape
After an exasperating session of trying on a mélange of shapes, it is no wonder that you
end up glassy-eyed. Once you have narrowed down your
picks to just a few, it can be difficult to individually compare each style in the mirror
and how it holds up on your face.
Consider a few beauty secrets to hone in on the most flattering pair of glasses:
See? You really can be beautiful in the right glasses!
- Eyeglass size should be in proportion to face size. For instance, large full faces are
flattered by more oversized frames, yet a petite face would appear “bug-eyed” in the same
scale of frame.
- The most suitable frame shape is the opposite of your face shape. Angular-shaped faces
look better with rounder frames. Softer, fuller faces are enhanced with sharper-edged
- Use frame shapes to help create the illusion of a more oval face. Narrow rectangle frames
lengthen a round face. Full-bottomed frames balance a wide forehead. A square face appears
softer with an oval frame. A narrow forehead will appear fuller with a cat eye frame.
- To ensure correct lens size, check to see that your eye falls dead center of the eyeglass
- Eyeglasses should complement; not compete with your hairstyle. Be sure not to get carried
away with a fussy frame if you favor big hair.
- If you prefer a colored frame, opt for one that enhances skin tone and hair shade, rather
than just choosing the trendy "color of the moment."
- Our faces are not always in perfect balance, so be sure glasses rest evenly on ears and
that they cross your eyebrows at the same level to avoid a seesaw effect.
Copyright © August 2005 Lori Markham and Low Carb Luxury