Eye Can Steal The Show!

Posted on: 29 July 2009 by Gareth Hargreaves

Style guru Gok Wan knows that glasses are a fabulous accessory and not just an optical necessity. Here he offers readers his top tips for specs wearers.

“Glasses come in so many different shapes and sizes, which can dramatically change your look.  The secret is to make the most of your best features and play down your least using a combination of colour and shape. Frames, colours and styles can also reflect your personality so never be afraid to experiment.”

If you’re a specs wearer, or just want to change your appearance with a pair of glasses, Gok has seven top tips to keep your look sin-free:

Gok's Top Tips

  1. Frames should be no higher than the line of your eyebrows. The lower edge should not sit on your cheeks - even when you smile - and the frames no wider than the width of your face at the temples
  2. A thin or clear bridge can add width between close-set eyes and a coloured bridge will make wide-set eyes appear closer together
  3. Oval frames are best for a square face as they soften the jaw line.  Avoid thin, angular styles and those with colour emphasis on the bottom rim
  4. Angular or geometric styles are best for a round face.  They draw attention to the top half of your face
  5. An oval face looks great in most styles!  Be adventurous and try modern geometric shapes, which are stylish and fashionable
  6. A long face with high cheekbones requires wide frames with a strong top line.  Avoid small, square shapes – opt for a style with all over colour
  7. A heart-shaped face can wear slender, rounded or square styles without decorative detail on the temples.  Avoid styles which are wider at the top, these will reflect the face shape rather than balance it

Gok represents Specsavers. To book an eye examination or to find your nearest Specsavers store, call 0800 0681 241 or visit www.specsavers.co.uk. 

This article was produced for Eye Spy – Bausch & Lomb’s new guide to eye health and beauty. For a free copy of ‘Eye Spy’ or for more information about Bausch & Lomb and its range of products for good eye health, contact 01748 828781, email eyespy@bausch.com or visit www.bausch.co.uk.

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