It is important to consider your face shape when choosing a new pair of glasses. The style and shape of your glasses should complement your face shape. If you have an oval-shaped face, choosing glasses should be easy because oval faces have the most balanced proportions and can wear most styles of glasses. The general rule is to choose glasses that are as wide as the widest part of your face, or wider.
Oval face shapes allow women to wear most styles of eyeglasses, making it easier for them to use eyeglasses as a statement of their personal style. Always choose a frame that is wide enough to balance the widest part of your face, but avoid frames that are too large for the rest of your facial features. If you have a small nose or small, deep-set eyes, large frames can further dwarf these features. Similarly, small frames can make large eyes and noses seem even larger. If you want to wear colored frames, choose a color that complements your coloring. If your skin, eyes and hair have cool coloring, choose frames in black, plum, magenta, blue-gray, pink, blue and dark tortoise. If you have warm coloring, the best color glasses are camel, gold, copper, orange, red, warm blue and light tortoise.
Men with oval face shapes can choose from almost any frame style they like. Wide rims, horn rims and eyeglasses with invisible frames are among your options. When choosing the size of your frames, you should consider the size of your facial features. Wear larger frames to balance large facial features or small frames to balance a small nose and eyes. If you have facial hair, smaller frames are the best because they provide minimal coverage. Larger frames will further hide your facial features which are already hidden by your facial hair. Colored glasses are a popular trend, but try to stick with colors that fit within your color palette. Choose shades of orange, red and metallic colors if you have warm coloring. Choose shades of black, brown, bold blues and dark tortoise for cool coloring.
In recent years, sunglasses have become the accessory of choice for self-expression. They come in many sizes, shapes and styles, guaranteeing there is a type of sunglasses for all personalities. Oversized sunglasses, a popular option among celebrities, are perfect for oval face shapes, as long as the rest of the facial features won't be dwarfed by their large size. Of course, sometimes people want to attract attention to the small size of their facial features, in which case large frames are a great choice. Fun frame styles you can try for an oval face shape include small and large frame aviators, wraparounds, shields, square frames and dramatic cat-eye shaped sunglasses.
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