|Me in one of my pairs of modern cat eye frames.|
1.Try them on before you buy them. Real vintage cat eye glasses are found at flea markets and antique stores. For modern reproduction frames, go to an optometrist's office that sells hip eyewear.
2. Bring a friend shopping with you who will be honest about how the frames look. Then, try on as many as you need to until you find the ones that you love!
3. Select frames that fit your facial features. If you have small, delicate features, select smaller cat eye frames. If you are like me and have a wide nose bridge, then you will need to select frames with a wider nose bridge. It looks odd if you try on glasses and the nose bridge doesn’t fit across your nose. It also doesn’t look good if the frames are too narrow for your face. I require frames that are wider to fit my face and have taller glass lenses.
4. Take the measurements of glasses that fit your face, so that if you aren’t totally in love with any you've found in shops, you can search on the Internet. I know that I can’t wear frames smaller than 5” wide, so I kept that in mind when I bought the vintage cat eye sunglasses that are pictured below.
Here are some modern brands that I like that have fun vintage looking styles: Francis Klein and Selima Optique. Select glasses that you like and then you might be able to convince your optometrist to order the frames, so you can try them on before you buy them. I did that with my new everyday eyeglasses, and it worked out perfectly!
|Here's the photo of the glasses I purchased that Palette London had on their website. Dreamy, huh?|
Have fun and good luck in your search!