Finding the right pair of glasses to suit your face can be quite the process. You want to make sure that you choose frames that really bring out your best features and diminish those features that might not be your favourite. Fortunately, our team of expert opticians are on hand to help you find the perfect pair based on a few key principles. Taking everything from your face shape, skin tone, hair colour, lifestyle and personal style we’ll be able to help you through our extensive inventory to find those perfect frames that will help you look and feel your absolute best.
A round face is defined by its soft, full and well balanced features with the width of the forehead, cheekbones and jaw being equal. Some celebrities with round faces include Olivia Munn, Charlize Theron, Mila Kunis and Emma Stone.
Typically, with a round face you want to make your face appear longer and leaner. Sharpen those soft features with bold angular rectangle frames that sit above your cheekbones.
Heart shaped faces are wider at the forehead and become narrow at the chin. Often described as the Disney princess face, because of the natural cheerful look it gives its owner. Check out some of these famous heart shape faces on Jennifer Love Hewitt, Naomi Campbell, Reese Witherspoon and Eva Longoria.
When choosing glasses for a heart face shape make sure to look for frames that add a bit more width to your chin. These can be found in rounder bottom heavy frames that will provide a more balance. If you have a particularly pointy chin go for bold oval frames that will soften your chin and draw attention to your eyes.
An oval face, often described as the perfect face shape offering the most versatility is defined by well balance features and a chin that is slightly more narrow than the forehead. Some famous oval faced celebrities include Emma Watson, Kate Middleton, Tyra Banks and Jennifer Aniston.
Although your ideal face makes it easy to fit any shape of frames you will have to be extra mindful in finding frames that are not too large for your face. Draw attention to your beautiful frames with bold, daring colours that compliment your fashion style.
A square face shape, like the round is defined by the equal distance between the width of your forehead, cheekbones and jaw. However, instead of having soft features the cheekbones and jawline will be sharp and angular. Compare your face to famous square shaped A-list celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Demi Moore, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Sandra Bullock to see if you match up.
Going with the theme of opposites attract you will want to find frames that help soften your angular lines. Try frames that are round and oval shaped to help bring balance to your features and once again make sure that they are sized proportionately to the width and length of your face.
Matching your clothes with your skin tone is a lot like matching your hair with your skin tone. All skin types can be boiled down to four categories. These categories happen to correspond with the four season’s winter, summer, autumn and spring. By matching your skin tone with the right season, you’ll be able to dress your best.
Come in and speak with one of our expert opticians who will be thrilled to help you discover which season you are, and find you frames that will really set off your best features.
Titanium – if you want a frame that’s lightweight, strong, corrosion-resistant and available in a variety of colours, look no further. Enjoy whisper-thin designs with the promise of durability for your active lifestyle.
Stainless steel – an alternative to titanium, stainless steel frames are also lightweight and strong. Many stainless steel frames are nickel-free and thus hypoallergenic. (If metal frames cause a reaction, nickel is usually the culprit.) Stainless steel offers excellent resistance to corrosion, abrasion and heat.
High-quality acetate – we choose frames constructed from superior materials that are hypoallergenic and provide good tensile strength, the maximum stretching for that a material can withstand before breaking.
Flex frames – ever accidentally twist, bend or sit on your frames? If you answered ‘yes’ you are not alone. “Memory metal” frames such as Flexon can return to their original shape. It’s a titanium-based alloy so frames are 25% lighter than standard metals. Add hypoallergenic and corrosion-resistant to the mix for premium performance.