Spectacular Spectacle Advice from Henry Roth

| 30 November , 2009 | 2 Replies

Once upon a time being a bespectacled individual seemed to warrant the use of terms like “nerd” and “four eyes”. Yes, these times were in kindergarten but the stigma lives on nonethless. That said, it has recently seemed clearer and clearer that the juvenile abuse for the wearing of reading glasses may have actually stemmed from jealousy.

Because the more you look the more you realise that glasses can actually make you look refined, intelligent, glamorous and classy. There is a catch though you need to choose the right frame, and as a long-time glasses wearer, designer and Project Runway judge Henry Roth as Specsavers Style Ambassador has some tips to select the perfect spectacles…


Frames as Fashion

“Think of your frames as a fashion accessory – match them with your mood and personal style. You add a burst of colour to a neutral outfit, or transform your wardrobe from day to evening with a change of frames.”

A Pair for This and a Pair for That

“Be adventurous with your spectacle selection. Choose a classic pair for work and a more bold design for evenings and weekends.”

Frame a Prominent Nose

“If you have a long nose, look for glasses with a low set bridge to shorten it. For shorter noses, select a style with a high set bridge in line with the top of the frames.”


Face Framing

“If you have a square face, choose oval frames as they\’ll help soften your jaw line. If you have a round face, opt for angular or geometric frame styles.”

Specsavers offer designer frames starting from $199 for two pairs at one low price, meaning you can afford to be more adventurous with your spectacle selection, classic by day or glamorous by night.

Where do you buy your glasses from? Is there a brand that you think suits you particularly well? Do you have any tips or advice for people selecting new frames?

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  1. Sassi Sam says:

    Sorry I don’t understand what you mean can you please clarify and I’ll try and give you the answer.

  2. Max says:

    What ad is the photo you used for this article? I like the frame 🙂

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