There are many styles of eyeglasses for women. Choosing the best eyeglasses can be difficult when there are so many options out there. Luckily here's a guide on what ones are popular now and why they're necessary in your wardrobe:
It is widely known that materials play a very significant role in the way frames look. Without completely overhauling, here are some of the most commonly used materials in eyeglasses today: plastic, metal, glass, acetate and high-tech plastics. A slight over simplification but there you go to give you an idea of what materials are being used in eyeglasses nowadays.
But what are the top materials to use? First of all, let's take a look at the most commonly used material in eyeglasses:
There you have it. Now that you know what materials are available and how they work, let's take a look at some of the most popular materials used in eyeglasses today:
Plastic (UV400) - This is an incredible material because it places light filtering properties over any lenses (acrylic does not have these properties). UV400 plastic obviously filters both UVB and UVA rays. This is why this is great for eye protection as well as sunglasses.
Metal (such as silver, gold and toughened glass) - This material is usually used for premium sunglasses because it offers the greatest amount of protection in the event of direct sunlight. People who wear eyeglasses made of copper, chrome or gold are very hard to hurt. These materials are also impossible to break from throwing or dropping unlike plastic frames.
Acetate (usually made from coconut or wood pulp) - This material provides light filtering properties, which will make your glasses look more fashionable than the ones with plastic frames. It offers UV400 protection, which is not present in most plastic lenses.
High-tech plastics (such as polycarbonate, polystyrene and melamine) - This material is commonly used in prescription eyeglasses because it will protect the lenses from all types of objects both in and out of the body. It is also very light, which makes it ideal for glasses with a small frame.
Glass - This can be used for prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses or fashion glasses. It offers softness over all types of materials; this is why it was used for fashion eyeglasses before the plastic frames came along. These glasses are lightweight and offer UVA protection.
Plastic frames vs Glass Frames vs Metal Frames vs Acetate Frames...
Based on the materials used, plastic is the one that is most widely used to make eyeglasses. And there are a lot of people who would never want to wear a plastic frame because they are simply not fashionable enough. That is why we would recommend you consider getting a pair of metal or acetate frames as well as choosing in your size and color. And we're not saying that plastic isn't fashionable, but it's just not practical for everyday use because of its durability.
On the other hand, glass is heavier and more fragile than plastic. And they are not as stylish as plastic ones. This means if you plan to wear your eyeglasses everyday and hang out with your friends or family, you shouldn't opt for glasses made of glass.
But if you want something that is both stylish and durable, then you should consider purchasing eyeglasses made of metal or acetate frames. They will be lighter than glasses made of glass and also very resistant. And when it comes to fashion, nobody would ever argue that metal frames are better looking than plastic ones. They look clean, modern, cool and refined...
The number of colors available today are much more than the ones available ten or even five years ago. The main reason behind this is that our eyes have been changed over time (they were made to adapt to different circumstances) and this means that over time they have adapted to these specific colors.
You can opt for oval, round, square, rectangle, thin rectangle and much more. This will depend on what you like most.
When we talk about the shape of frames, there are two basic shapes such as slim and medium. This can be changed in form, size and colors.
Round Frames - These are very practical glasses simply because they fit any face shape thanks to its compact design. They are also great for men who have small faces because they will add size to it. They will also make your head look a little longer and thinner. As we all know it's better to have a smaller head than a larger one because people with longer heads are perceived as smarter. And that is why people with long heads like round frames (or oval frames) more than people with short heads because it makes their heads look shorter...
Square Frames - They are great because they usually have a smaller nose bridge, which will make the face look sleeker. And if you have very prominent features such as your nose or ears, then square frames are definitely the best choice. Furthermore, they are very lightweight and they can be found in a variety of colors thanks to acetate and metal being able to be tinted. And people with square shaped face frames will also look more stylish than people wearing round outwardly convex glasses...
Oval Frames - They are one of the most loved types of frames for women because not only do oval frames look good on almost anyone's face shape but also because there is a lot of variety to choose from...
You can choose either plastic or metal frames with legs. The most popular material in legs is plastic because it is lightweight, versatile and flexible. However, metal legs will be more durable and they are also very stylish.
Tips: If you plan to order prescription sunglasses online, then make sure you measure your eyes before ordering them because some eyeglasses will fit perfectly and others may not. For example if your eyes are 14 mm wide and 15 mm wide then you would want rectangular frames because those are the only glasses that can fit in these measurements. Then get an eyeglass prescription from an optician, which will help you choose the best frames for your face shape.