Vintage verve made modern
Browline glasses are a popular choice in 2022, offering vintage flair and a nod to 50s and 60s style.
From their inception in 1947, these glasses accents the face and draws attention to the eyes. While most associated with smart dudes “back in the day”, both men and women can and should rock these top-heavy gems.
What face shapes do browline glasses suit?
Browline glasses are super flattering on many face shapes. Because of that bold upper rim, they create width at the brow which balances a round face. That extra width also flatters a square face while complementing a sharp jawline.
Shapes of browline eyeglasses vary from winged to oval to square, so you can find a shape to suit. Check out our guide for how to pick glasses for your face shape.
Choosing the perfect color for browline glasses
While browline glasses are mostly associated with the bold black from decades past, options abound. Materials for browline glasses vary, bringing color options along for the ride. For example, you may find a pair with a tortoiseshell resin upper rim and a gold metal lower rim. Or, a forest green upper and rimless lower.
A great trick is to take similar color items (anything), hold them to your face, and notice how your complexion becomes duller or brighter. For example, cool tones may wash you out while warm tones (amber, gold, brown) bring out your features. What color jewelry do you wear and look best in? Silver? You’re cool. Gold? You’re warm.
What are the benefits of rimless and semi rimless designs?
Rimless and semi-rimless glasses are great for those who prefer a lighter feel. Plus, some people are bothered by a heavy lower rim hovering in their periphery. What’s more, a rimless or semi-rimless frame can add style flair without overpowering or hiding made-up eyes.