The 7 Frame Shapes For Optical Glasses

by Fashion Eyewear on March 7, 2012

Are you clueless about the types of frames shapes available for optical glasses?

If so, then carry on reading. This short post will show you the seven frame shapes for optical glasses. There are many different styles and variations of frame shapes you can now find online and on the high street. Take a look at the ones below and see which ones you like.

The 7 Different Frame Shapes For Glasses1. Cat Eye
The cat eye shape has been around for a long time. The shape was very popular in the 1950-60′s. Marilyn Monroe, Amy Lame, and Dame Edna Everage are big fans the cat eye glasses. The main characteristic of the cat eye frame shape is the horn-rimmed frame which flares out at the outer edges.

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2. Oval
The oval style is a variation of the rectangle and round, offering wearers that ‘something in-between’. Oval frame shapes soften facial features so it may not be a good choice if you have a fuller face. The characteristic of this frame shape is its elegant appeal; it makes the wearer appear more mature minded and intellectual.

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The 7 Frame Shapes For Optical Glasses3. Rectangle
The rectangle frame is perfect for those with rounder faces. Thick rimmed rectangle glasses boomed in the millennial years. Most, if not all, eyewear brands will stock rectangle frames in their collections because it’s a strong seller. The key characteristics are the narrow frames and angular lines. Rectangle frames can give the wearer a smart, professional look.

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The 7 Different Frame Shapes For Glasses4. Round
Round frame shapes were made popular in  1970-90′s. Over-sized round sunglasses have been seen on the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Nicole Richie, and Paris Hilton whereas smaller round frames were popularized by John Lennon, Ozzy Ozbourne and Harry Potter. The main characteristic of the round frame shape is its ‘retro geek-chic’ style. It gives wearers the old ‘geeky school girl/boy’ appearance.

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The 7 Different Frame Shapes For Glasses5. Square
The square frame shape is another popular choice among modern men and women. These angular frames contour the face and gives the wearer a masculine look. Browline glasses are a variation of the square and cat eye frames which has a more feminine look. The main characteristics of the square are the masculine straight lines and wide frames.

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The 7 Different Frame Shapes For Glasses6. Aviator
A variation of the square frame shape, the aviator style is a very popular choice. Originally created by Ray Ban for aircraft  pilots during WWII, Ray Ban Aviators were later sold to the public as sunglasses. The main characteristic of this frame shape is the straight line at the top rim, and slightly curved rims towards the nose bridge.

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The 7 Different Frame Shapes For Glasses7. Wayfarer
The Wayfarer is also a variation of the rectangle and square frame. The wayfarer was first seen in 1950′s and was popularized by musicians like Buddy Holly. It is a popular choice for those who are fashionable and love retro styles. The main characteristics of the frames are the masculine lines and geek appeal.

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Top Tip: Remember that your personal taste, style and confidence is what truly matters when choosing a frame shape. The advice given above should only be used as a  simple guideline to help you choose the right frame shape for you.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

charmaine May 11, 2013

what is the brand of cateye glasses. wth the flowers? i have to get those! :)

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Nathan May 13, 2013

Hello Charmaine,

Unfortunately, we do not have those cat eye glasses in stock.

But we have these new D&G’s with the 3D flower feature available… Take a look here: http://www.fashioneyewear.co.uk/designer-frames-1/dolce-gabbana-dg3163-flowers-501-black.html

Contact info@fashioneyewear.co.uk if you wish to place an order.

Hope this has been helpful.

Leyla

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Charmaine May 17, 2013

although they are not in stock, Do you know the brand of the glasses? :)

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Nathan May 20, 2013

Dear Charmaine,

Most vintage frames like the one above are limited edition and usually unbranded. You can try contacting retailers who specialise in vintage eyewear for more advice/information.

Alternatively, if you’re simply looking for cat-eye styles with floral detailing, our previous suggestion of the D&G model is strongly recommended. :)

Kind regards,
Manny

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