How to identify cat eye glasses
The shape of cat eye glasses is what sets them apart. The “cat eye” refers to the upper portion of the frame, which is angled upwards in an elegant swoop.
Cat eye glasses are primarily intended to be an accessory that can be worn in place of prescription eyewear or sunglasses and can be found in a range of styles and colors – ranging from fierce and adventurous, to elegant and minimalist.
Who do cat eye glasses look best on?
The wonderful thing about cat eye glasses is that they flatter so many different face shapes!
They’re the perfect accessory to bring elegance to your look and look beautiful on women of all ages, hair colors and skin tones. Classic lovers of cat eye glasses include Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe.
Cat eye glasses look especially striking on people with soft oval or round faces, as well as square and diamond faces. To learn how to match your eyewear to your face shape, check out our guide.
Their original creator, Altina Schinasi, was actually inspired by the shape of the Harlequin masks of Venice, Italy. The curvature of cat eye glasses gives them an striking shape that really makes eyes stand out, so they’re perfect for people who want to draw attention to their gaze.
What frames are similar to cat eye glasses?
There are a number of glasses that are similar to cat eye glasses and can bring a touch of retro glamor to your look. Oversized glasses, aviators and wayfarer style glasses offer a less angular version of cat eye glasses. You can also check out heart-shaped frames.