Are you wearing glasses that don’t suit you without knowing it?
When it comes to finding the right spectacles for your face, seeing isn’t always believing (and believing isn’t always seeing!). It could be that you are comfortable with the same old frames you’ve had for years but that they don’t actually complement the shape of your face.
The new face shapes tool by Arlo Wolf allows you to work out what face shape you have and suggests a variety of suitable frames to your face, along with honest advice on what frames would look good and which frames would be best to stay away from.
Just like a good pair of shoes or a made-to-fit suit, you have to get the right size and style that goes with your shape, and glasses are most certainly no exception to this rule!
Shape is everything
Knowing which face shape you have is the most crucial part of getting the right glasses which suit you. Grab a mirror and study your face to get an idea – the most common face shapes are:
The really good news is that, for those of you who have the common oval shape, almost all frame shapes will suit you! A rectangular face shape on the contrary is generally quite a defined look, and suits larger than life frames that are both deep and wide. So, if you have a rectangular face shape and you’re sporting smaller frames, it might be time to check out the face shapes tool to see where you are going wrong.
What are the giveaway signs that my glasses don’t suit me?
Apart from your gut instinct when you look in the mirror with your glasses on, there are ways you can tell whether or not you are wearing specs which are good for your natural face shape.
Knowing the basics on what frames suit what face shape is very useful when shopping! Listening to the recommendations that are out there about what does suit you will help you understand what doesn’t. For example, when it comes to square faces, it is recommended that you should wear either round glasses or something distinctive like cat eye frames. If you have a square face with a totally different style of frames to what is recommended, you could be sporting the wrong specs!
Ask people for the truth!
Ask your friends who you know well enough and who are close enough to you so that they’ll tell you the exact truth. Asking an acquaintance in the pub will likely get you a fluffy and unhelpful response, so ask those who won’t mince their words if you want real, honest feedback.
The face matching tool from Arlo Wolf is still the most effort-free way of finding out which frames look good (and which are not so good), as you can do your research from the comfort of your own home, but a little verbal advice to go with it wouldn’t go amiss. Give it a go now and see what useful info you get!