Hipster Glasses and You!

Hipster Glasses

hipster glassesOur fashion blogs says: People who need prescription lenses, especially thicker ones, like the fact that hipster glasses frames are thick enough to hide thick lenses. Finding the right glasses can make the difference between having a pair you’re embarrassed to wear and showing off spectacles that make you feel great. Ray Ban has an impressive selection of this type of frame in lots of different sizes, colors, and styles.

How to Choose Frames

Choosing frames for your lenses is easy if you know a little bit about face shapes and how the spectacles you choose can actually help create optical illusions. People with larger faces who opt for small frames, for example, would actually benefit from choosing big glasses. Keeping things in proportion can help put emphasis on your best features.

A Look at Different Face Shapes

The basic rule is to choose frames that are the opposite of your face shape. While the hipster look works well with some face shapes, a flattering design needs to account for a balanced and well-proportioned look. Here are some general guidelines to consider when shopping for stylish hipster frames.

For Round Faces

Round faces have equal proportions of width and length, so people with this face shape usually opt for spectacles that help make their faces look a little bit longer. This creates the illusion of extra length. This face shape benefits from angles that help narrow the face, so round and square shapes won’t be a good choice. Instead, look for wider frames that help offset a round face.

For Square Faces

Square-shaped face have defined angles at the forehead, the jaw, and the chin. People with this face shape should avoid frames that are geometric. Curved styles that are narrow work well for people with square-shaped faces.

For Heart-shaped Faces

Heart-shaped faces have a wider forehead with a narrow jaw line and a narrow chin. Big frames can work against this face shape, but so can extremely small ones. Aviators and rimless frames are a great choice for people with heart-shaped faces.

For Oval Faces

Oval faces have overall balance. The chin is slightly more narrow than the forehead, so people with this face shape can get away with wearing almost any style of spectacle. The most important thing to consider if you have an oval-shaped face is the size of the frames. Make sure they are proportionate to your face, and you’re set.

People with a prescription need to factor in how thick their lenses are going to be, because some styles are better for thin frames. Thicker frames can work well with thick lenses, depending on the style. Lenses that are extremely thick can be cut to look a bit narrower, but some are still won’t work with certain styles. For people who don’t have a prescription, but want the look of designer specs, thickness won’t be an an issue. These same guidelines can also be used to help people with or without prescriptions pick out a great pair of shades.

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3 Responses to Hipster Glasses and You!

  1. Kristeen says:

    This post is very interesting, but is hard to find in google. My favorite glasses at the onesI got from glassesetc.com. They were the Sarah Palin Glasses. I just remember the day that I wore them to work, I got 3 compliments. It made me feel so exhilarated.

  2. Jayne says:

    Aw, this was a very good post. Finding the time and actual effort to make a very good article… but
    what can I say… I procrastinate a lot and never manage to get nearly anything done.

  3. There is certainly a lot to find out about this topic.
    I love all of the points you’ve made.

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