Accessorising your eyes is the hottest trend of 2014. I’m not talking smoky eyes or 60’s style eyeliner, I’m talking glasses. Once the prerequisite of the nerd, a good set of glasses are now the biggest trend to grace our face since the fake eyelash.
My Grandma always used to say ‘all beautiful things are kept behind glass’ when referring to my spectacles, something that always beguiled me as a child. It turns out that she was right, as now everyone is choosing to showcase their beautiful peepers with glasses.
There are many styles of glasses available. Even free prescription lenses now come in trendy designs. With such a vast choice available, there has never been a better time to decorate your face.
When considering purchasing a beautiful pair of specs, you need to bear in mind your face shape. Your face shape will ultimately depend on whether your chosen frames will suit you. After all, you don’t want to part with your hard-earned cash to look, dare I say a little silly.
Take a look at those gorgeous celebrities and see which face shape is similar to your own.
Face shapes include:
Oval – Taylor Swift
You’re incredibly lucky, if you have an oval face, as you can pull off almost any frame and style of spectacle!
Square – Jennifer Aniston
Avoid square frames, if you have a beautiful square face, as this can make you look ‘boxy’.
Long – Sarah Jessica Parker
If you have a long face, then it is advisable that you choose glasses with larger frames, but in terms of length rather than width.
Heart –Reese Witherspoon
If you have a gorgeous heart shaped face then you will need to find glasses that balance the width of your face, as your chin will be narrow, but your forehead will be wide. You do not want your new spectacles to highlight your forehead.
Round – Emma Watson
Should you have a lovely rounded face (and by this I mean with less angular features) I would suggest not choosing round frames; add sharp angles to your face. Square and rectangular glasses will balance your face.
In short, if your face is angular with sharp features, choose a rounder frame to soften your face. If your face is rounded, choose frames that are angular.
Other important factors to consider when choosing your specs is your hair colour, skin tones and eye colour. Purple frames can highlight blue eyes even more, but paired with green eyes can look quite bizarre.
New York Fashion Week 2014 have tipped the hottest trends for the upcoming the year and have put glasses in the limelight. Cat eye glasses are back and have moved on from black. Designers are styling them in bright, bold colours. Chunky glasses are making a comeback too, but again, in bold colours. Over-sized round glasses are back, for the retro fashionista as well as superb, extra detailing. Glasses are now being embellished with all sorts of quirky adornments. In short, glasses are fabulous!
2014: Glasses are back, and they are bolder than ever!