Given the plethora of different styles and shapes available in eye-glasses; getting a right pair of could be daunting. Have you ever found yourself standing at the store overwhelmed by all the choices, don’t fret! Knowing which frames best compliment your face shape is one of the easiest ways to find the one that you will fall in love with and will make you look your best.
Check out our guide on determining your face shape and picking the perfect pair of glasses.
How to identify: Heart shaped faces are characterised by an upside-down triangle appearance, in which the forehead is significantly wider than the chin. The pointed chin makes this the softest of faces.Try frames that are thin, light metal or plastic, and slightly rounded. Oval shapes are good for heart faces, as are glasses with a broader bottom than top. This will bring balance to the width of your temples, and make the point of your chin seem less severe. Stay away from aviator glasses or shades because they will only emphasize the shape of your face. Avoid semi rimmed glasses, as they will draw attention to the wider part of your face.
We recommend: Bottom-heavy frames that add width to lower face, Rimless frames that are light in colour.
Try to avoid: Styles which are wider at the top; these will reflect the face shape rather than balance it.
Wear it like: Deepika Padukone
How to identify: If you have the oblong, or simply long, face shape, your face will be longer than it is wide. It is typically very symmetrical, but the wrong frames can elongate you even more. Look for a pair of round or square frames that have more depth than width. If you have a longer face than usual, the wider glasses, also known as aviator frames, are definitely for you. Aside from aviator shapes, try frames that have more depth than width, decorative or contrasting temples that add width to the face, or a low bridge to shorten the nose.
We recommend: Aviator shaped frames and some square styles.
Try to avoid: Narrow and rectangular frame shapes, Short frames that accentuate face length.
Wear it like: Shraddha Kapoor
How to identify: People with oval-shaped faces have wide and varied choices. If you prefer to keep the oval’s natural balance, look for eyeglass frames that are as wide as (or wider than) the broadest part of the face, or walnut-shaped frames that are not too deep or too narrow.
We recommend: All styles should suit – but try aim for frames on slightly wide side.
Try to avoid: Narrow frames that draw attention to a narrow eye line.
Wear it like: Sonakshi Sinha
How to identify: Round face will have softer angles in the brow and jaw lines, rectangular frame styles are definitely for you. Choosing frames that are narrow and rectangular, with brow bars, will pull the eye upward, giving the illusion of a longer face rather than just a round one, and a more defined shape or an angular frames like the latest trend of cat-eyed frames. Darker frames are also helpful, because they draw attention to the lines of your glasses, and define your face. Finally, choose lenses that are wider than they are deep.
We recommend: Rectangular shaped frames, Frames with colour or decoration on the temples.
Try to avoid: Small or round shapes and oversized frameswill make your face look rounder.
Wear it like: Priyanka Chopra
How to identify: Square-faced individuals have a lot of angles. From cheekbones to jaw, your face is very defined.The best bet is to consider oval frames that are narrow in width, which will make a square face look longer and soften the angles. Frames of this style can soften the jaw line, place emphasis on the eyes and lengthen the nose. Square framed styles will achieve the opposite effect, and look out of balance with the rest of the face.
We recommend: Round and oval style frames with sides set at the top of the frame
Try to avoid: Thin, angular and square styles, Low-set temples or colour accents on the bottom of the frames that draw emphasis to the chin.
Wear it like: Kareena Kapoor
Be it at a movie premiere or a charity event, bollywood divas certainly seem to have revised their style statements with chic spectacle styles. How about you???