Saturday, February 26, 2011

Guidelines to frame selection

We believe that optical frames and sunglasses are a reflection of personal taste and self expression. However, there are a few face-shape guidelines that we offer our clients to support the purchasing of new frames.

A round face has curvilinear lines with width and length in the same proportions and no angles. To make the face appear thinner and longer, try angular and narrow frames that length the face, and a clear bridge that will widen the eyes. Example: rectangular shape - suggestion below.

Salt - 'Langford'

The oval face is considered to be an idea shape because of its balanced proportions. The keep the oval's natural balance, look for frames that are as wide as the broadest part of your face. Example: walnut shape - suggestion below.

Entourage of 7 - 'Bobby'

A square face has a strong jaw line and a broad forehead, plus the width and length are in the same proportions. To make the square face look longer and soften the angles, try narrow frame styles. Examples: oval shape - suggestion below.
Barton Perreira - 'Chelo'

Diamond-shaped faces are narrow at the eye line and jaw line, and check bones are often high and dramatic, To highlight eyes and bring emphasis the cheekbones, try frames that have detailing or distinctive brow lines. Example: semi-rimless - suggestion below. 
Initium - 'The Clarvoyant'
The triangular face has a narrow forehead that widens at the cheek and chin areas. To add width and emphasize the narrow upper third of the face, try frames that are heavily accented with colour and detailing on the top half. Example: cat-eye - suggestion below.

Dita - 'Svelte'

This face has a very side top third and small bottom third. To minimize the width at the top of the face, try frames that are wider at the bottom, very light colours and materials. Example: rimless - suggestions below.

Gold & Wood - 'L04'

The oblong face is longer than it is wide and has a long straight cheek line. To make the face appear shorter and more balanced, try frames that have top-to-bottom depth, and decorative or contrasting temples, which add width to the face. Example: oversized - suggestion below.

Paul Frank - 'Tomorrow Noon'
Come by Gafas and let our frame specialists help you choose your next pair!

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