Since changing our face shape isn’t an everyday option for most of us, we should make the most of the variety of glasses available to achieve subtle changes in our appearance. Of course, we can also go under the knife to soften or enhance different facial features, but we don’t need to rush into it! First, we should try some new eyewear. The trick is to wear glasses or sunglasses that harmonise with the shape of the face and soften any aspects that you find too dominant.
In this blog post, we’ll look at how you can use glasses to elongate your nose a little. If you have a very short, wide, bulbous or snub nose, you can cheat more nose vertically into your face by choosing glasses with a high nose bridge. The higher bridge creates a free space underneath, which creates the effect of a longer nose. Conversely, if you have already have a longer nose, you should avoid wearing glasses with a high nose bridge and instead opt for a typical fit.
Some eyewear models even do without a nose bridge completely and rely on the browline alone to connect the lenses. Both combined would be called a double bridge. However, in this blog post we will concentrate on prescription glasses with a single, high bridge and show you which ones are really high-flying:
This pair from JB by Jerome Boateng are virtually the Beipanjiang bridge among high bridge glasses. There is a huge gap where the bridge would normally be located. Instead, the bridge between function and design is built here at eyebrow level. It could not be higher. As a result, these glasses elongate the nose.
Givenchy GV 0101
Pilot glasses, such as this pair by Givenchy, can also have this elongating effect, as this type of glasses already has a high nose bridge. With aviator glasses, people with a small nose and a triangular or heart-shaped face can kill two birds with one stone. This is because the drop shape makes the face look wider, especially in the lower part. Aviator glasses are therefore also helpful for men who want to make their chin appear more masculine.
Montblanc MB 0085
Rectangular glasses also have the advantage that they make the face appear wider. This effect is achieved by a horizontal upper edge of the frame, as it interrupts all vertical lines in the face. If the lower edge of the frame is also horizontal, this effect is intensified. The nose pads of these high bridge glasses by Montblanc are formed from the same plastic as the frame, which helps the glasses to sit higher and also makes the nose look longer.
Ray-Ban RX 7164
There’s also something from Ray-Ban. And not just anything! Because Ray-Ban’s huge selection also includes transparent glasses with a high bridge. They have the effect of fading into the face in terms of colour. And if a colourless pair of glasses is almost invisible, there is hardly any risk of them highlighting certain facial features negatively.
Of course, in the end, the decision is yours because fashion accessories, just like everything in fashion, are a matter of your own personal taste. Just take a look at our range and explore the wonderful world of eyewear!