Fret Not For We Are Here To Guide You in Buying the Best Spectacles
It has become a norm to use glasses as a fashion accessory as the right pair of eyeglasses frames go a long way in defining our overall look and make the right style statement. When it comes to purchasing the ideal spectacles, there are many factors to take into consideration.
First things first, let’s take a look at some of the most common Spectacles shapes available in the market.
Different Shapes of Eyeglasses
Rectangle Glasses: These classic specs have a rectangular shape frame. They can either come with sharp or curved edges.
Aviator Style Eyeglasses: This classic timeless frame is shaped like a teardrop. Hence, the pair is also known as teardrop-shaped glasses.
Clubmaster Shape Spectacles: The upper portion of these eyeglasses is thicker mimicking a browline-like feature. They accentuate the wearer’s eyebrows, thus, drawing attention to the eyes.
Wayfarer Shape Glasses: These versatile glasses have a trapezoidal shape that suits every face shape.
Square Spectacles: These eyeglasses are rectangular in shape with either curved or sharp edges.
Round Shape Glasses: These disco-era inspired specs are circular in shape.
Cat-Eye Glasses: These stylish glasses frames have upswept edges simulating cats’ eyes. From sleek to round, the frames may give different vibes depending on their shape, size or their intricate ornamentation.
Butterfly Style Frames: The edges of these voguish eyeglasses are fanned out replicating the wings of a butterfly.
Now that we’ve learned the names of some of the most common spectacles, let’s see which of these frames would best complement your face depending on your face structure.
Different Frames for Different Faces
Square: People with square-shaped faces have jaws, foreheads, and cheekbones that are equivalent in width and height. The best frame for a square face would be a pair with smooth, curvy edges. Round and aviator shape glasses are the best choices as they will help in elongating your square jaw.
Diamond: High cheekbones and pointed chins and foreheads best characterize people with diamond-shaped faces. For those with this face structure, aviator style frames will work wonders to even out your overall facial features. Women can opt for cat-eye glasses for a bolder look.
Oblong: Longer in length and smaller in width, people with oblong faces have longer chins and foreheads. So, to draw attention away from the length, the best eyeglasses would be a pair that is oversized, be it oversized aviator or clubmaster style glasses, or square, rectangular or round shaped frames.
Round: The height and width are equivalent for people with round shaped faces. The ideal specs that would even out the round cheekbones would be square or rectangular eyeglasses with sharp edges.
Heart: The best way to describe a heart-shaped face in two words would be, inverted triangle. The foreheads are wider with pointed chins. Choose spectacle frames that will not accentuate your foreheads. Go for cat-eyes, clubmaster shaped or aviator style glasses that will flatter the lower portion of your face.
Oval: With forehead slightly wider than the jaw, and with cheekbones being the widest on the face, oval shape faces simulate the shape of an egg. As the most common face shape, they are regarded as the most ideal face structure. People with this face shape can easily pull off any glasses shape and style.
Now that you know which glasses frames would best suit your face, let’s see which frame color would complement your skin tone.
Frames Colors for Different Skin Tones
Warm: People with warm skin tones look their best in equally warm colors like yellow, gold, peach, brown, orange, green - any earthy color really.
Cool: Cool-toned people have blue and pink undertones. Blue, pink, grey and purple in bright hues go best for people with this skin tone.
Neutral: A mixture of cool and warm, people with this skin tone are fortunate enough to choose any color they may wish to experiment with. Neutral colors like white, black, grey and beige are mostly preferred by people belonging to this category.
Now that you know which frame and color will look best on your face, let’s move on to the different types of lens coatings available in the market so that you can make an informed decision before purchasing a pair.
Anti-Glare: Apart from improving your vision, these lenses help in protecting your eyes from glares and reflections which can cause eye strain.
Blue Lenses: These lenses help in protecting your peepers from the blue lights emitted from your gadgets like mobile phones and laptops as well as the sun.
Ultraviolet Rays Protection: These lenses protect your eyes from the ultraviolet rays of the sun that can cause serious eye problem. They block out 98% - 100% of UVA and UVB light.
Scratch-Resistant: With harder surfaces, these lenses are durable and designed to be shockproof.
Tinted Lenses: Having the same effect that sunglasses do, tinted glasses protect your eyes from the sun or light’s glare. You can choose from various colors.
Hydrophobic Lenses: These lenses are designed to repel water and sweat. They also reduce the forming of fogs or mist on your glasses and are easy to clean.
Most glasses lenses come in a few of these coatings. So, it would be wise to ask for your preferred lens from your optician.
Now that you’ve finally figured out the ideal frames for yourself, we’ve got one more tip just for you. Lenskart.sg has amazing offers and discounts on eyeglasses as well as sunglasses. You can get two pairs for the price of one. You will also have the option to try frames on virtually through the 3D try-on feature. You could also visit our store in Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Singapore where our opticians are always ready to assist you, should you have any inquiry.