In order to choose the ideal pair of glasses & sunglasses, it is important to pay attention to the quality & design but also to the frame & it’s color according to your face’s type & colorimetry. Nouvelle Chicane & 90 Suits Paris have teamed up to provide you tailor-made advices about the the perfect eyewear that will best suit you harmoniously with the shape of your face as well as your skin, hair & eyes color.
The perfect eyewear according to your face shape !
To know what shape your face is, there are 2 techniques. The first one is to place you in front of the mirror. Then make the outline of your face with your finger. The shape of your face is defined by everything related to the skin area & therefore stops at the hairline.
The second technique is to use a snapshot of you. For instance, you can use your ID photo. The ideal is to avoid the selfie which could distort your face! Thus, each person is different however you can compare your face’s shape to one of the following categories :
Your jaws are marked. Your goals is to soften the features of your face. The ideal frame is therefore a wide frame with a round, oval or butterfly shape.
Your characteristics are similar to the square face, your jaws are marked. You can soften the features of your face & make it smaller by choosing an even wider frame that go down quite low. The perfect shape is a round, oval or butterfly shape.
Because your beautiful face is long, you will have to make it visually shorter & wider. A great tip ? Feel free to opt for a very visible or oversize frame. For instance, rectangular frames will suit you perfectly.
The curve of the forehead & the chin of the oval face respond to each other. This is the most common face’s shape ! Great news, all shapes of glasses are suitable, especially butterfly or rectangular frames. The ideal is a frame as wide, if not a little more, as your face.
A round face has plump cheeks, protruding cheekbones & a semi-circular chin. It is therefore important to structure your face. The perfect shape will be geometric shapes with angles like square or rectangular frames. However, rounded & spherical shapes may be suitable if you want to accentuate your face’s type.
Because your face is angular, the idea is to counterbalance your prominent cheekbones. Bet on rounded shapes, like butterfly or oval frames, rather than wide. The stretched shapes are perfect for you, especially the cat’s eyes.
Your chin is wider than the top of your face. The goal is to highlight the top & refine the bottom of your face. For instance you can dare to use fantasy on the upper part of your sunglasses. The ideal frame is an oval or round pair. Bet on the aviator form !
Face in inverted triangle
Unlike the triangle face, you have a broad forehead, marked cheekbones & a pointed chin. The frame you will choose should emphasize the bottom & refine the top of your face. The lower part of the sunglasses must be narrower than the upper part. Therefore prefer a narrow, rectangular or butterfly frame.
The ideal glasses & sunglasses according to your colorimetry !
The perfect color of frames & lenses which will highlight your face & eyes, depends of your colorimetry. Indeed 3 criterion determine your colorimetry : your skin, hair & eyes color. Consequently, some types of lenses, colors of lenses & colors of frames, are more or less recommended in accordance with your facial features. Here are several precious advices & indications.
3 main types of lenses
An eyewear with plain lenses is a timeless, chic & classic accessory. It is perfect for a minimalist look, for an elegant effect or to soften a heavy look (with prints for instance or with very original pieces). It is highly recommended for a fashion show, a business look or a Parisian trip for instance. However it should be avoid with an urban look, in a casual occasion & if you already look strict.
Sunglasses with mirror lenses is a strong, original & catchy accessory. It is perfect for a daring look, for glamorous & stylish effect or to spice a simple wear. It is highly recommended for a pool party, a weekend look or a trip in Miami for instance. However it should be avoid with a sexy look, in a formal occasion & if you have a sophisticated make up.
An eyewear with gradient lenses is a trendy, feminine & fine accessory. It is perfect for a bohemian look, for a hippie inspiration style or to bring a touch of gracefulness to your outfit. It is highly recommended for a music festival, to highlight your eyes shape & color or for a Californian trip for instance. However it should be avoid with thick fabrics, dark colors & if you need a high sun protection.
3 main colors of lenses
Dark & cold lenses colors
Dark & cold colors sunglasses are a must-have easy to wear, chic & timeless. They are perfect for everyone especially for brown & black eyes. In addition, they are wearable the entire year during every season. Finally, they match perfectly with a rock style, long & large outfits or a classic look.
Warm & light lenses colors
A warm & light colors eyewear is a staple for fine, colorful or printed looks. It is perfect for everyone especially for tan & dark skins. In addition, it is mainly wearable during the spring, summer & autumn. Finally, it matches perfectly with a bohemian style, a very feminine outfit or a highly accessorized look.
Pop lenses colors
Pop colors sunglasses are a a daring piece for fashionistas. It could be combined with a minimalist, refined or urban look. They are perfect for everyone especially for brunette & red hair. In addition, they are wearable notably during the spring & summer. Finally, they match perfectly with a color block look, denim or a monochrome style.
3 main colors of frames
Dark & cold frames colors
Frames with dark & cold colors match completely if :
You have blue-grey eyes (mainly black, dark blue & dark purple frames).
You have black eyes (especially dark brown, dark blue & dark green frames).
You are brunette with blue eyes (particularly dark grey & dark blue frames).
Warm & light frames colors
Warm & light frames colors are perfect if :
You have brown eyes (especially light pink, light peach & beige frames).
You are brunette with green eyes (particularly yellow, orange & golden frames).
You are blond with blue eyes (essentially pastel colors & orange colors).
Pop frames colors
Frames of pop colors are ideal if :
You are blond with green eyes (all kind of green frames especially pop green).
You have a tan or black skin (warm pop colors including yellow, orange & red).
You are brunette with blue eyes (especially fuchsia & dark pink to purple colors).
Some eyewear brands we recommend
French frames designers
- Emmanuelle Khanh
- Nathalie Blanc Paris
- Jimmy Fairly
- Paul & Joe
- De Fontaine Paris
- Anne et Valentin
- Alain Mikli
- Face à Face Paris
- Maison Jean-François Rey
International frames brands
- Tom Ford
- Nouvelle Chicane
- Miu Miu
- Salvatore Ferragamo
- Valentino Garavani
- Dolce & Gabbana
- Kazoku Lunettes