4 Qualities To Look For When Choosing Designer Glasses

   
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November 06, 2017, by Bard Optical

Designer Glasses.jpgA common theme you’ll likely see in your social media feeds as 2017 transforms into 2018 is “new year, new me.”

For the new year, think about considering a bold choice in your next pair of glasses to stand out from the crowd and carve a unique path. Below, we’ve listed four factors to help you do just that.

1. Color

The color of your designer glasses actually depends on a number of other factors, such as the tone of your skin and the color of your eyes and hair.

First, skin tone is the most important factor in choosing your frames’ color. Your tone can be light, medium, or dark, and each of those tones can have warm or cool undertones. Each permutation suggests a different frame color.

After skin tone, hair color also helps determine what color your frames could be. Hair colors typically fall into warm or cool blonde or brown, plus red, black, gray, and white.

Next comes your eye color. Some sources suggest picking frames that mimic your eye color. However, frames often work well with a variety of green, hazel, blue, or brown eye colors.

Colors also depend on your personality type. More bold choices may include non-traditional colors such as bright yellow or even patterns like floral or animal print, while traditional choices may skew more toward brown, silver, or black.

2. Size

Another important factor in selecting a pair of eyeglass frames is the size. The size of your glasses reveals quite a bit about who you are because it conveys to people whether you’re more progressive or conservative on the fashion continuum. Trendy, fashion-forward sizes are generally quite larger or smaller than more traditional eyeglasses. They also lean more gender-neutral, or they may come with accessories (think cat eyes).

3. Shape

Similar to color, the shape of your frames depends on the shape of your face. Faces come in several shapes, including round, oval, square, oblong, and two triangle variations.

Ideal frame shapes will complement the shape of your face. Bold frame shapes go a step further because they may be styled in a retro or vintage fashion to show off your creativity or fashion savvy.

4. Feel

Finally, glasses are made from a wide range of materials. You could choose more traditional options like plastic or metal. However, more unusual and bold eyeglass choices exist. For example, frames can be crafted from solid or sterling silver, gold plating, leather, velvet, stones, wood, bone, or buffalo horn. These materials are often more difficult to find, more expensive to buy, and they may even be used for one-of-a-kind, but they exist.

If you’re looking for a pair of bold frames for the new year, stop into any central Illinois Bard Optical location to have an optician help you. Even if you decide on a more traditional look, we can help you with that, too.

 

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