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What Do Your Glasses Say about Your Personality?

Shu Kie

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Shu Kie

Updated: 20 July 2024 •  
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If our glasses could speak, what would they say? Many of us have an intimate connection with our eyewear – they’re stuck to our face, after all!
Just like the clothes we choose and the way we wear our hair, our glasses can give hints to our personality. Whilst there are no real rules here, it can be fun to think about what different glasses frames may say about us. Let’s take a look.

Bold colors say “come chat”

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Imagine a pair of bold, bright, cherry red frames… or magenta, vibrant green, or acid yellow. A pair of bright frames might signal that you’re an open person who isn’t afraid to make the first move in a group of soon-to-be-friends. They say you’re not afraid to be seen… in fact, ya kinda like it.
Bright frames don’t necessarily mean you’re an extrovert or love to be the centre of attention, they just say you don’t mind either way, you’re that kind of confident. They may also say you love bold and vibrant art and have a flair for boundary-pushing fashion.
We love: the Urbane frames in pink

Rimless frames say “I’m quietly confident”

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Ah, the rimless frames, favoured by dapper gents swanning around in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. Rimless glasses are great for people who know what they want and don’t have time for extra admin. A pair of large rimless glasses say you’re unique, have a taste for a little cool-nerd culture, and your favourite feature is your eyes.
Small rimless glasses say you’re a lover of vintage classic style and you’re quietly confident. You’re happy with people seeing you and your beautiful face as though you were wearing no glasses at all.
We love: the Innocent frames

Tortoiseshell patterns say “I’m a deep thinker”

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Not to play flavourites here, but tortoiseshell has got to be one of the best, most universally flattering patterns ever. Generally in warm amber tones, tortoiseshell glasses look incredible in all shapes and sizes. There’s something about this pattern that screams intelligence, wit, and deep thoughts. You might be found reading Murakami at a cafe or discussing the big questions huddled in a corner at the party. But make no mistake, you’re no bore, tortoiseshell folk have a cheeky side, wink wink.
We love: the fabulously vintage wing-tipped Candid frames.

Geometric frames say “I’m analytical but fun”

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Geometric frames are having a huge moment, one we hope is here to stay. Large, angular frames with plenty of corners and lines add angles to round faces and width to thin faces.
These frames are playful and eye-catching, and give the impression that you’re a sharp thinker with a quirky side. You don’t have time for thick, bright frames or kooky patterns, but… a unique shape? That’s you down to the ground. You know how to party but you could definitely decipher some code or nail advanced algebra like the best of them.
We love: the chic and angular Ashley frames.

Cat eye frames say “I’m whimsical and nostalgic”

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Cat eye frames are a firm favourite of vintage lovers, made iconic by the stunning Audrey Hepburn or Marilyn Monroe. They have a certain librarian-meets-vixen attitude about them, a perfect combo. Cat eye frames may suggest a sense of whimsical playfulness and a talent for dressing up and applying flawless makeup. They might also tell the world you have a soft-spot for past glamour and can be found reminiscing over a martini or a cappuccino. Large cat eye frames are stunning on round faces, especially with upward-tilting angles. The cat-eye shape adds a little sharpness to your lovely round features.
We love: the Ultimate frames.

Browline frames say “I’m brimming with ideas”

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Browline glasses had a real height in the 1960s, with icons such as Malcolm X firmly placing the style in the history books. Browline frames have, in the past, been associated with academia, bookishness, and intellectualism. While these things are fabulous, browline glasses are now also associated with discerning style and straight-up fashion excellence. Browline glasses may tell the world you are a smart cookie with ideas to impress. You like browsing record stores and second-hand book stores before chowing down on a burger with a whiskey sour or Manhattan cocktail.
We love: the Steven frames.

Pastel frames say “I enjoy the little things”

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Pastel frames are a wonderful way to embrace color without going full “kapow”. Pastels come in all different tones to suit your complexion, like the adorable soft pink Joyful frames, or the lovely green Cherry style. A delicate pastel shade might exude a sense of playfulness and a gift for appreciating the little things in life. You are just as happy with a cup of tea in a sunny spot as you are jet-setting across the globe.
We love: the Deluxe frames, check out those angles and that dreamy pastel blue!

Wire frames say “I’m an adventurer”

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Wire frames have a practical, utility-style simplicity to them, especially rimless or semi-rimless wire frames. The thin, metallic aesthetic adds subtle lines to the face without taking over with color or pattern. These frames may suggest you’re partial to an adventure, spontaneous or planned. You like to throw your glasses on and go, without being too picky about the look. You toss them onto the night stand after a hard day of exploring, they may even have a dent here or there… all part of the charm.
We love: the Elan frames

Clear frames say “There’s more to me than meets the eye”

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Clear frames are incredibly chic, versatile, and universally flattering. You may go for a little hint of translucent color or keep things totally colorless. This is a great way to embrace a thicker frame without overloading your features with color or opaque lines. Clear frames may say you’ve got a few secrets up your sleeves that only a special few will get the honor of learning. You’ve got a knowing look and a whip-sharp perception. There are sides to you that you keep under wraps… and you like it that way!
We love: the gloriously transparent Boyish frames.

How to pick your perfect pair of frames

Now that we’ve explored what certain frames may say about the wonderful you, let’s chat about how to pick the perfect pair.
Of course, the perfect pair is the pair that you love the most and makes you feel your best. However, there are tools and tricks that can help point you in the right direction.
Face shape is one of the most important factors when it comes to picking kick-ass frames. While it’s not an exact science and you can wear whatever your heart desires, certain frame shapes flatter certain faces beautifully. Check out our guide for how to pick glasses for your face shape to get an idea.
Or, you can skip the admin and go right to the good stuff… trying the frames on. You can use Mouqy’s virtual try-on feature to preview any pair of glasses on your face via your webcam, and play around with shades to find the perfect color.
So, hopefully you’re now feeling inspired to explore different frames and maybe even different sides of yourself. Whatever frames you pick, the important part is what’s behind them!

Shu Kie

Written by:

Shu Kie

Shu Kie is Mouqy’s certified optician with over 5 years of experience in the optical industry. She earned her certification from Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO).

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