With a good stretch of summer yet ahead, now’s the time to score yourself a great set of shades. With so many trendy shapes and styles available it can definitely get overwhelming when it comes time to selecting the perfect pair for your face.
Enter South Granville’s Eyes For You! and their handy “How to Frame Your Face” set of guidelines. You’ll be happily shaded from the sun’s rays in no time (and look hot while doing so).
Read on for shape, fit, and style tips shared by Eyes For You!
Opposites attract when choosing frames. Simply put, a frame that contrasts with the shape of your face will help compliment your best features…
Select a frame that is at least as wide as the broadest part of your face. Avoid frames with low or “dropped” temples.
Light coloured or rimless frames with low temples are good choices.
Avoid round or square shaped frames. Rectangular-shaped frames thin and lengthen the face. Frames with clear bridges make close-set eyes appear further apart, while frames with higher, coloured temples lengthen the appearance of a round face.
Look for frames where the lower part is curved and the top has some weight. A frame wider than the widest part of the face softens angles.
Frames deeper than they are wide shorten the appearance of an oblong face. Decorative temples add width, while a curved frame enhances the appearance of an oblong face.
Decorative accents on the top of the frame draw attention away from the wide jawline. A frame that has no lower rim is an excellent choice.
Select a frame that accents the forehead and jawline and draws attention away from the temple. Frames decorated along the top, or rimless frames, are good choices.
Locally owned and operated by certified optician Brigitte Reymond-Peter (who’s got 35 years of experience tucked into her belt), and located at 2694 Granville Street (at 11th), Eyes For You! eschews the box-store mentality prevalent today. Instead, the boutique offers up customized optical service with a friendly, one-on-one approach to help you look and see better.
One of the most unique things that Eyes For You! offers is the use of their own custom made frames, allowing customers the choice of more than 1,000 unique colours and patterns from the German-based Wissing brand. Made-to-measure glasses are fit perfectly to your face shape and size to ensure you’ll look your best. Brigitte then sends the info off to Germany where custom glasses are handcrafted for individual clients and shipped back.
Book your custom-fit appointment with Brigitte at Eyes On You! and score a perfect fit of shades for the tail end of summer!
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