Everyone’s face is uniquely different.
If you’ve ever purchased a pair of glasses in a store, you’ll know exactly how long it takes to decide on a frame. It needs to be exactly right, from the color, fit, comfort, weight, right down to the shape of the frame.
But how does one go about deciding on a frame online? Turns out, it’s really not that hard!
Try it on yourself
The best way to know how a frame will look on your face is to – well – try it on! That’s why we’ve developed our fuss-free Virtual Try-on feature, which will let you see how a particular frame shape will look on your face in real-time.
Go ahead – have a play around.
The basics of finding a frame that suits you
Alternatively, you can use these strategies in place of your face shape to effectively pick a frame online:
1. Face shape
It’s usually best to pick eyeglass frames that contrast with your facial contours, as this can help bring symmetry to your features. For example, round glasses can help to balance out an angular face. Check out our written guides to learn which types of frame will look best with your face shape.
2. Skin tone
Warm skin tones tend to look good with other warm colors, while lighter skin tones mix well with cooler shades. Compare a few colors to your skin tone to find one that complements and adds a layer of elegance to your look.
3. Hair color
You can pick your frame based on how it looks against the color of your hair. Light-haired folks have the luxury of wearing a wide variety of colors, while people with darker hair best pair them with lighter shades. Remember, contrast is your friend!
4. Eye color
Pairing your eyewear frame to your eye colors works very well, as they can literally bring out the color in your eyes. Pick one that contrasts but doesn’t fight for attention from your eyes.
5. Purpose & personality
Your glasses need to fit your purpose and personality as well. If you’re in academics or research, best to go with darker, serious colors. If you’re in the creative industry, take some risks and go for bolder, brighter shades!
How to get the perfect fit
No matter how great your frames look on your face, there’s no point if they don’t fit you properly!
Make sure to check out our guide on how to measure your frame size. That way, you’ll be able to enjoy maximum comfort from your new glasses – all day, every day.