For instance, here’s something I clipped from a ladies’ magazine (hopefully, one I owned) and saved. It’s by Carol Norbeck, one-time CEO of Silhouette Optical Laboratories and spokeswoman of the Vision Council of America.
Make a full face look thinner: Wear frames that are shallow and don’t dip too far down the face…angular styles no broader than the widest part of the face. Avoid: Rounded styles.
Shorten a long nose: Frames with a low or colored bridge. Avoid: High, clear or keyhole-shaped bridges.
Narrow/lengthen a wide nose: Frames with nose pads…metal or clear bridges positioned high on the nose.
Shorten a long face: Frames that are the same width as the face and that dip lower down the face…lower temples and bridges.
Widen close-set eyes: Frames with an unobtrusive bridge…darker colored frames…detailing away from the center. Helpful: Narrower frames will center the eyes.
The bit was, of course, about using eyewear to look your best. Naturally, I read it in terms of a character needing a quick disguise; seemed like these might be helpful in that regard, along with other elements.
Don’t forget to do something with the character’s ears: ears are overlooked, but I’ve identified many a friend from the back just from the ears.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character needs a quick disguise. Why? Why???