Frame selection can cause the nose to appear longer or shorter than it really is, depending on the frame bridge chosen. Apparent nose length depends on the extent of nose visible beneath the frame bridge, just as apparent face length depends on the area of face observed below the frame.
To “lengthen” the nose, choose a frame that exposes as much of the nose as possible. An keyhole or open- bridged frame allows most of the nose to be seen because it rests on the sides and not on the crest of the bridge.
Wearing the Glockner
frame which has a keyhole bridge, makes the nose look longer.
Dark frame colors draw attention to the surrounding facial area and tend to emphasize whatever characteristics are created by the fit of the frame.
The saddle bridge is designed to cut across the crest of the nose. The lower the bridge, the greater the effect of shortening the nose (Figure 4-3).
Wearing the Emilie
frame which has a lower bridge, has a effect of shortening the nose.
With some individuals the length of the nose may not be of primary importance, but rather the width of the base of the nose may matter most.
If the base of the nose is narrow, choose a frame with a high, thin bridge style. B,
If the base of the nose is wide, choose a frame with a low-set, vertically wide bridge.
Wearing the Zweig
with a vertically thin bridge, the base of the nose looks wider.
With vertically wide bridge, the base of the nose looks less wide.