When many people think of black frame eye glasses they immediately think of those clunky, chunky glasses of the 1950’s or maybe even into the early 1960’s. While those particular glasses may not be the height of fashion forward eyewear, other styles of very traditional types of glasses are certainly at the center of fashion trends. Glasses for many people are an important part of their overall look since glasses often are the one constant item that both men and women wear. After all, you may change your clothing styles, your jewelry and even your hair color but you rarely change your glasses once you find a style that suits your face and fashion style.
Choosing a pair of black frame eye glasses makes a lot of sense. They can come in a variety of styles from very classic and traditional to ultra modern and trendy. Whatever style you choose, the fact that they are black is a fashion plus since the color literally goes with everything and every color you may wear. In addition, black frames are very distinctive and tend to be excellent at highlighting your eyes and drawing attention to the center portion of your face.
Getting the right style of glasses for your face shape is important. The first step is to decide just what shape your face really is. Imagine the major face shapes of a square, oval, oblong, round heart, triangle or diamond. Look at your face in a mirror and try to impose each shape over your face. Another option is to use an erasable marker and simply trace your face shape in the mirror, then step back and look at the outline to determine which shape is the closest. Remember not to trace your hair, just the outside edges of your face.
Generally, when choosing black frame eye glasses to complement your shape you want to go with an opposite frame shape to your face. For example, those with a more square face shape look best with the round or oval frames that soften the angles of the face. People with round faces need to try the rectangular or geometric shaped frames and frames that sweep upwards at the temples to make the face appear slightly longer.
A good rule to keep in mind is that the frames, regardless of the shape, style or color that you select need to be matched with your features. Women or men with fine features, narrower faces and less prominent cheekbones and foreheads should select finer or smaller, narrower width frames. People that have wide, broad faces and heavier features can wear both narrow and wider frames and still appear in balance. If you look at your face you should notice first your eyes and features, not the size or shape of your glasses. Frames should complement and support your appearance not take it over.
Black frame eye glasses are great for both causal wear as well as for those very dressy occasions. You may want to choose a style that includes another accent color on the frames, especially on the arms at the temple if you choose a wider frame style. Small designs or inlay colors as well as gold or silver accents can really add to a simple black frame and make it look very elegant while still remaining very practical.
The best way to decide what style, shape and design of black frame eye glasses is most suitable for your face is to spend some time trying them on. Have a friend you trust come with you to give you honest feedback about which glasses are the ones that are a definite hit on you face shape, that way you know you are making the right decision.