Gorgeous in Glasses

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Quick Guide to Glasses

1. When choosing a frame, you should think about your brow shape, advises brow expert Ramy Gafni, adding that they shouldn't compete with each other. The pictures at left illustrate the three classic brow shapes and the best frames for each. Also, keep some space between the brows and the frames to keep them from looking like one big line, says Gafni.

2. Lloyd Boston, style expert for LensCrafters, suggests that you pick a frame color based on your skin tone. Pink or rose frames will warm up fair complexions. Metal frames, such as lightweight titanium or silver, complement cool skin tones. Bright colors, like red and orange, as well as bronze or gold, look great against warm and olive skin.

3. Classic tortoiseshell frames are universally flattering. The dappling of lighter and darker tones complements nearly everyone, says Boston.

4. Choose a frame that balances the shape of your face. "A round face will look best with a geometric or square frame, while a square face is best with a rounder, softer frame," says Boston. Oval shapes look great on nearly everyone.

Originally published in Ladies' Home Journal, November 2006.


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