Winter Eyewear Trends for 2016-2017 (Sara Rogerson)
Looking for the perfect Holiday gift? Get that special someone a fun new pair of specs or sunglasses! Then look no further than Eyespot to find the latest eyewear trends.
Check out any of the above styles in tortoise shell, two-tone, or metallics to keep your look fresh and up-to-date
What Glasses Fit my Face Shape? (Sara Rogerson)
The general rule: You want to pick a frame shape that contrasts with the shape of your face. If you have angular features, you might want to try softer shapes. If you have a rounder face, angular frames can lend you some definition.
Breakdown by shape:
HEART: Broader forehead, narrow jawline, more pointed chin
Do: Shapes that make your face appear less top heavy, such as aviator or rimless styles. Frames that are heavier on the bottom also work, such as thick square or round frames
Avoid: drawing attention to forehead with embellished tops or decorative temples
SQUARE: Strong square jaw, face equally broad at forehead and jawline.
Do: Round and oval shapes tend to soften out an angular face
Avoid: Boxy shapes. Though rectangular is very popular, it is easy to pull off on a square face with a thinner metal frame. It’s a versatile shape that can look good on anybody, so don’t limit yourself!
ROUND: Equal length and width, but softer angles with full cheeks
Do: Angular and rectangular shapes will add length, such as wayfarer or square frames. You want to go wider than the face, which can have slimming effect
Avoid: Rounder shapes and rimless frames. If you are in love with some round frames, avoid very small ones. Bigger shapes in general work better for round faces.
OVAL: Most common, fairly versatile. Chin slightly narrower than forehead, balanced proportions, high cheekbones
Do: Pretty much any shape can work, but thicker and darker on the top or a butterfly style look great, as well as a prominent bridge or cat-eye shape
Avoid: Oversized glasses can throw off the symmetry of the oval face, however thinner frames can make it work.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: Pick out frames that YOU like and wear them confidently! Be sure to visit us at Eyespot so our experts can help you choose the perfect frames for you. You can also peruse our online store and check out some of the curated styles we offer.
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