Finding Glasses Frames for Base-Down Triangle Faces | Eyeglasses Chicago
If you’re having trouble finding a pair of eye glass frames that look good on your face, you may want to visit a professional eye care center, as they have trained professionals who know exactly what frames will work best with your particular face shape. Doing a little research before going there can’t hurt, however, you never really know how a frame is going to look on your face until you actually try it on. However for the eye care frame stylist finding a frame that looks good on your face is actually a learned skill and is all about following some basic concepts regarding the frame measurements, the color of the frame, the thickness of the rims, and where the temple (or arm) of the frame attaches to the frame front.
Different Methods of Measuring Frames
There are about 7 different ways that eye care professionals measure frames. They measure the distance from the center of the lens to the side of the frame, the distance between the centers of each lens, the distance between the top and bottom of the frame, and the distance from edge to edge of the outer frame, just to name a few. Along with a few other considerations, this determines whether a pair of glasses will look good on someone and also dictates how the lens prescription works, especially in terms of progressive lenses.
What should you look for if you have a base-down triangle (often referred to simply as a triangle-shaped) face?
Finding Glasses for Triangle-Shaped Faces
The base-down triangular shaped face is characterized by the widest dimension of the face being the lower jaw line and the narrowest portion of face being the forehead. Keep in mind hairstyles can also help to create this face shape as well. With this shape face we will want to de-emphasize the wider lower portion of the face with the frames we select to balance the face out.
In terms of frame shapes – look for frames that are rectangular or oval and for women cat eye shapes also work well. Try and match the widest frame dimension with the widest lower jaw dimension horizontally.
Other important considerations include – frame attributes such as – darker upper rims of the frame to help give the narrower upper portion of the face a wider appearance, with a lighter or rimless lower rim of the frame and look for frames that have a higher temple attachment (vertically) to the frame front. Stay away from frames that have a lighter upper rim, or darker lower rim because these attributes accentuate the wider lower portion of the face and will bring attention to the widest lower jaw line making base down triangular shaped faces even more wide in the lower portion of the face and jawline and give the appearance of an even narrower forehead.
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