Picking Suitable Frames
There is a huge range of glasses to choose from and there are new designs available each season. Your optician will be able to give you advice and help you find frames to suit you and your lifestyle. They will ensure they are fitted correctly and are comfortable for you to wear. You could always take a friend along to help you choose.
ComplexionsLightweight metal frames with just a hint of colour are best for people with fair skin. Tortoise shell frames often look good on those with pale complexions. Brightly coloured frames should be avoided as they can make you look even paler they generally look better on darker people.
For dark complexions, silver, gold or clear frames look good. Although black may look too heavy, frames in burgundy and brown tones will suit darker complexions.
Face ShapesThe easiest way to remember what style will suit your face shape is that the frames should compliment, not match the shape of your face. So totally round glasses will not suit someone with a round face. People with oval faces are lucky as almost all frames will suit them. Slightly elongated and square frames are best for people with a round shaped face, as they will help to highlight the upper face. So-called heart shaped faces will look better in more delicate glasses or rounded or high cheekbones look best with rounded glasses or frames with a strong top line.
Choosing frames to suit is never an exact science so break the rules and pick what makes you feel good. Some people have several glasses to match different outfits or occasions.