Eyeglass designers try to create frames that work with a wide variety of face shapes and physical features. This means you should always be able to find a style that best suits your distinctive characteristics, for a feeling of comfort and confidence.
Here are our tips on the types of eyeglass frames that will fit well and look great for your particular features.
The Best Glasses Shapes for Big Noses
Frame shapes can be divided into two major camps; rounded and angular. Angular frames are the best place to start. Angular frame styles include lens shapes like square, rectangular and cat-eye. The sharper corners of these types of eyeglasses work better with larger noses because they diffuse attention away from one angle being the focal point. Luckily, angular eyeglass frames cover a huge range of fashion-forward styles, so you can pick from a vast selection.
Round frames are circular or oval with soft edges. If your nose is on the larger side, it’s a good idea to avoid round frame styles. While this shape naturally blends with the curved lines of facial features, it can make the strong lines of a larger nose stand out more than other styles.
Frame Size and Thickness
Oversize everything: Bigger noses more easily handle bigger, more noticeable eyeglasses. Get in touch with your hipster side and try out a pair of trendy oversized glasses.
Thicker eyeglasses have the added bonus of being more sturdy and durable than their more minimalist cousins, and our lightweight acetate and plastic materials ensure they aren’t overly heavy.
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The Best Glasses Colors for Larger Noses
If you want your glasses to be bolder and more attention-grabbing, the best tones to consider tend to be on the darker side. Black or dark, tortoise-pattern eyeglasses are naturally noticeable without being over-the-top. If you prefer a more avant-garde outlook, dark blues and reds add a fashionable touch to your wardrobe while drawing the eye away from the center of your face.
Finding the Perfect Frames
There are a few extra features worth considering to balance out facial features. Eye-catching hinge studs and boldly-patterned frames add personality to your eyewear and naturally pull in people’s attention. Check out our 2000+ styles. There’s no doubt you’ll find a frame you love that fits your needs.
If you’re unsure about how you’ll look in a frame, you can take advantage of our Virtual Try-On feature to see exactly how a pair of eyeglasses look on your face before you buy them!