Depending on their colour and intensity, your eyes can determine how to pick the right glasses frame for your face.
If you’re lucky enough have a particularly vivid eye colour, it can be a good idea to try and match this with the tone of your glasses frame. It’s a rare thing to have such strongly coloured eyes and your glasses frame can really enhance this uncommon characteristic.
Alternatively, if you’re like the rest of us, your eyes are more likely to be subdued in colour. This is far more common and your eyes tend to be made up of a mixture of grey. If this is the case, you have a far broader scope of glasses colours to consider.
Strongly coloured eyes or not, we’ve made this guide to help you on how to choose glasses. In each section, we’ve addressed varying intensity of eye colours and the types of glasses frames that will suit you the most.
Using the jump links below, click your primary eye colour to discover which colours of spectacles will work for you. If you feel like you straddle two eye colours, we suggest you skim through each of the sections to see our other suggestions.
Moderately blue eyes are less intrusive to frame colour-choice. You may find that your eyes are partially made of grey which makes your scope for glasses much broader. We suggest you opt for aquatic colours such as blue or green if you want to accentuate your sapphire hues; these frames can be the best glasses for blue eyes. Alternatively, you can go for less colourful frame option and stick to neutral acetates. Frame colours such as black, dark browns or grey make for a more reserved frame choice. Additionally, a neutral acetate will make room for those hints of blue in your eyes.
Strongly coloured blue eyes will work brilliantly with our blue acetate spectacle frames. This is an absolute no-brainer and will compliment your ocean blues. With such a strong colour, the blue acetate will emphasise your very rare but defining attribute.
If you’d rather steer away from blue acetate, we completely understand. For some people it can be a little too ‘out there’, sometimes because of your hair colour, skin tone or dress sense. Instead, why not opt for a black or grey acetate frame? These are more subtle and will work well in professional environments.
Navigate the slideshow below to see our suggestions for the best glasses for blue eyes.
Moderately brown eyes such as hazel can benefit from darker, more earthy acetate spectacle frames. Your lighter brown tints will work nicely with deep acetates such as dark browns, tortoise, amber and black. These are the most traditional sort of acetates and are the best glasses for brown eyes. These suggestions work particularly well for this very common eye colour. You really do have the largest pick when it comes to selecting new glasses.
Dark brown eyes can seem like they verge on being black. Eyes of this dark nature work exceptionally well with dark-rimmed glasses. Deep earthy tones such as brown, black and tortoise-shell will accentuate your dark Iris’s nicely. Dark frames are the traditional option here and are a good option for glasses for brown eyes. Navigate the brown-eyes slideshow below on how to choose glasses.
Lightly coloured green eyes tend to made of a mix of grey. This is a relatively unusual eye colour and yields a large scope for glasses frame choice. We suggest that you celebrate your coastal-green hues with aquatic coloured glasses frames. Blue or green acetate spectacles are a good suggestion for glasses for green eyes. These frame colours will accentuate your green tints and bring them to the forefront.
Vividly coloured green eyes are without exception, a very uncommon eye colour. If you’re one of the rare few, we suggest you let them do the talking with a neutral coloured glasses frame. Any sort of monochromatic acetate is going to let your emerald green eyes do the talking here. Stick to grey or black acetates and you can’t go wrong you rare specimen.
There’s no other way of saying this but you have very little to worry about when it comes to choosing glasses for grey eyes. You easily have the most adaptable eye colour and have zero risks of clashing with loudly coloured glasses frames. This gives you rule of the roost which can make things a little vague with so much choice.
Subsequently, you can base your glasses colour selection on other, more defining personal attributes. Just because you have grey eyes doesn’t mean you should ignore other factors such as your hair colour, ethnicity and your sense of dress.
We suggest you head over to our guide on finding glasses that suit your hair colour and skin tone.
Including your eye colour, there are numerous other considerations you might want think about when deciding how to pick the right glasses frame for your face.
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