No matter if you are on the hunt for the best blue light-protection glasses to cheat your way to more screen time, reading glasses to help you devour your favourite novels or refuse to go out even in the middle of winter without your trusted sunnies, let’s go ahead and say it. Reading glasses are a true necessity for many of us. Luckily there are a multitude of amazing silhouettes to choose from. From minimal, clear glasses to statement-making all-year-round cat-eye glasses, the options are seemingly endless. Honestly, our go-to online retails are filled to the brim with fashionable, yet extremely comfy trendy reading glasses, bold 70s inspired frames as well as classic yet trendy eyewear for women. The best part? You can virtually try on pairs in every colour, style, size, and trend imaginable from the comfort of your own home. I know, It’s quite overwhelming. That’s why I rounded up a foolproof guide on how to pick your trusted glasses according to your face shape. Even though I mainly focused on reading glasses for women, the same principles apply to sunnies as well.
As most of you know, I have Type 1 diabetes and my vision is impacted as a result. Rough right?! But thankfully, I don’t mind wearing glasses! If anything it’s just another great accessory. I use mine primarily for work…reading and computering (is that even a word?).
Trendy Reading Glasses for Women
Long gone the days when we all felt a bit conscious about our prescription glasses. Nowadays, these beauties have become a true fashion accessory. Every fashion-savvy gal has worn a pair of clear glasses at least once in her life with no medical need for it behind it. Nonetheless, your face shapes play a huge role in which eyewear silhouettes will look attractive on you. So, let’s pull our hair away from our faces and look straight into the mirror. There are six primary face shapes, and we will go over each and every one of them.
If you’re in the market for a new pair of eyewear, I have also listed some shopping recommendations for each beautiful face shape ahead.
Oval Face Shape
It has been said that people who are blessed with an oval face shape have “balanced” proportions. So, let’s keep it that way. Typically, the oval face shape is longer than it is wide and has a beautifully curved jawline. Glasses for women with a frame that is as wide as the broadest part of your face (or even wider) are the most ideal option for you. Think walnut-shaped silhouettes to enhance your proportioned features even more.
Opt for cat-eye glasses to add a chic, retro touch to your look. Aviator-style is also a fantastic option, plus it’s a huge trend for 2021. The rectangular shape and thicker frames of Wayfarers guarantee to compliment your face shape too. Just make sure to stay away from oversized eyewear.
Square Face Shape
Square face shapes carry a strong jaw and a broad forehead. The overall width and length of the face have even proportions. Gals with this shape are also blessed with having an array of frame options to choose from. Just in case you want to balance your strong jawline while adding contrast to your face shape, I have you covered. Choose trendy reading glasses for women with narrow silhouettes that have more width than depth. Opt for narrow ovals if you want something a bit more extra.
Browline glasses look absolutely amazing on you! These frames are thicker at the top and effortlessly compliment your face shape. Try to invest in dark colours and bold styles like black modern round glasses, tortoiseshell frames for a more classic look, or the aforementioned narrow ovals to soften your strong angles. Stay away from square or rectangular glasses.
Round Face Shape
Your round face has the cutest curved lines! Round faces often give off a youthful look due to the fuller cheeks. If you want to create the illusion of a thinner and longer appearance, add contrast between your frames and your face. Square and rectangular frames will add balance to your proportions. There are just so many flattering options for you out there! Full-rim reading glasses for women offer strong, angular lines to even out the roundness of your face. The best part? They come in a slew of styles like Wayfarers, cat-eye, and more. Avoid getting eyewear that is too small.
Diamond Face Shape
The diamond face shape graciously offers high and exaggerated cheekbones accompanied by a narrow forehead and jawline. The best part? This is actually the rarest face shape of them all! Horn-rimmed glasses look absolutely stunning on you, but rectangular and oval eyewear silhouettes are equally flattering. Oval shape frames give the perfect contrast. From rimless to thick and statement-making, this eyewear shape is the ultimate option for you. Cat-eye glasses come to a point at your temples that shifts the focus away from your jawline, offering a symmetric look.
Finding the perfect glasses for heart-shaped face women can be a bit hard, however, we do love a challenge! You have a gorgeous wide top third and a narrow bottom third with high cheekbones. Reading glasses for women with light colours with minimal frames are the ideal option for you. Oval eyewear shapes soften and balance out your angles. Rimless and semi-rimless eyeglasses add a light, effortlessly chic look to your face while drawing the attention away from your strongest features. In case you want to balance out the curves of your heart-shaped face, rectangular glasses are your new BFF. Last but not least, Wayfarers complement your face perfectly!
Base-Down Triangle Face Shape
Base-down triangle faces are often narrow at the forehead and widen at the cheek and chin. By opting for frames that are soaked in beautiful colours and adorned with details you will draw attention to the narrow upper third of the face. Look for trendy reading glasses for women that are rectangular, oval or, cat-eye-shaped.
Avoid eyewear frames that have a lighter upper rim, or darker lower rim. They will draw emphasis on the wider part of your face and make your forehead appear more narrow.
Reading Glasses for Women – So Many Choices
If you are looking for trendy reading glasses, don’t fret. There are so many great options out there! Reading glasses for women are available in a multitude of styles, although I must say lately I am drawn to cat-eye glasses. I hope this information on face shape was helpful to you.
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Bella Bucchiotti is a storyteller, food lover, dog mom and adventure seeker living on the Pacific coast. She shares her passion for food, dogs, fitness, adventures, travel and philanthropy, in hopes of encouraging followers to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places and stand for a cause. Bella lives with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease.