Nerdy frames are back in vogue, albeit in a fashionable way with celebs flaunting it like never before.
Defining the new cool, nerd or geeky glasses are finding patronage amongst Bollywood and Hollywood stars. From Amitabh Bachchan, who often sports a black-rimmed Tom Ford frame, Salman Khan, who wore one at a recent press conference, to Aamir Khan who was seen in geeky glasses of late. Internationally, French First lady Carla Bruni, actor Jennifer Aniston, singer Jay Z and actor Anne Hathway, amongst others have also donned the look at public appearances.
What is a Nerd glass?
A typical nerd glass is usually a large frame, preferably made of plastic and black in colour. But the nerds have become trendier with new shapes such as the classic black-rimmed wayfarers, cat’s eye or the gazelle frames. Amitabh Sahdev, Marketing Head Luxottica, India says, “While buying nerd glasses, make sure they fit on the bridge of your nose. It’s best to go for metal or rimless options with adjustable nose pads.”
A full-looking face, which is as wide as it is long with a round chin and hairline. The widest point is at the cheeks and the ears.
Style scout: “If you have a round face, opt for more angular frames. Choose amongst rectangular and square shaped frames,” says stylist Akanksha Jain.
A square face is about as wide as it is long with a strong, square jaw line and usually an equally square hairline.
Style-scout: “To soften the angular face structure, try choosing a horizontal oval or cat-eyed shaped frame” says, Amitabh Sahdev.
An oblong face is longer than its width. It has the same width at the forehead and below the cheekbones. The chin is very narrow or the forehead is high.
Style scout: To cut the length of the face, look for rounder shapes, horizontal ovals, cat-eyed style or rounded square shaped frames with big lenses.
Heart-shaped face is wide at the temples and hairline, narrowing to a small delicate chin. The prominence of the wideness vary in each individual.
Style scout: “To balance the varying shape, opt for rectangular or square shaped frames or cat’s eye styles.
cat-eyed, square”, says Jain.
An oval face is slightly narrower at the jaw line than at the temples, with a gently rounded hairline. The length is equal to one and a half times the width of the face.
Style scout: “Be experimental as most of the shapes will suit an oval face. So, try round, horizontal oval, cat-eyed, square or gazelle glasses to rectangular shapes”, says Sahdev.