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Eyeglasses: Are You Wearing the Wrong Glasses for Your Face?

Glasses can be a really great way to make a bold fashion statement. The trick with this cool accessory is finding the right ones that flatter your face, personality, and style. Ideally, glasses wearers of the world would love to have several pairs in different flattering shapes and styles, but the reality is glasses are expensive. Even our beloved Warby Parker frames, though on the cheaper end of the spectrum, can be a bit much when you’re buying multiples. More often than not, you’re probably limited to about two pairs at a time, so you want to make sure you’re getting the ones that are most flattering for your mug. These are some tips to consider to help you know if you’re wearing the right glasses for your face.

1. Contrast

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fashionable man with eyeglasses Choose a frame opposite of your face shape. | iStock.com

This has to do with the shape of your face in contrast to your choice frame. Garrett Leight, founder of Garrett Leight California Optical, tells GQ that contrast is key in choosing the right shape, which means the right frame for you will be the opposite of your face shape. So if you have a more angular face, then you’ll want to soften it with more curved shapes, and conversely, if your face is round, then opt for a square-shaped frame. Additionally, if you have a darker skin tone, then you want to compliment your face by choosing a lighter brown or tortoise frame.

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