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How to Choose Eyeglasses by Your Eye Color

There are many factors that go into choosing the right eyeglass frames. You can look to your face shape, skin tone, hair color, and of course — personality. Like I've said before, there is no magic formula. But if you're looking for some help in choosing your frames, you've come to the right place. Much like there are eye palettes to enhance your eye color, you could try employing the same technique with your glasses, choosing either a complementary or coordinating color to make your lovely eyes stand out even more. It's a fun option, considering you can always keep the old standard black, tortoise, or wire frames as well. To see some suggestions, with help from LensCrafters, just keep reading.

  • Blue eyes: A contrasting brown tone will help your blue eyes pop. Or, for a super intensified look with an edge, opt for a matching tone, like cobalt, midnight, or steel blue.
  • Green eyes: For a pretty complementary shade, try something in the plum-toned family, and for something more vivid, go with a nice emerald-green.
  • Brown eyes: A lavender color will provide just the right amount of contrast to make brown eyes stand out, while a matching tortoise or coffee shade will help deepen your natural eye tone.
  • Hazel eyes: Why not try a greenish frame to emphasize the gold in hazel eyes? And to give depth to hazel peepers, go for a brownish tone.

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Rhiannon15334819 Rhiannon15334819 3 years
This makes so sense I just got my new glasses and I have brown eyes got a pair that is covered in lovely shades of purple :) makes my big brown eyes stand out where as they would usually look smaller behind my glasses!
BuffBabe6108 BuffBabe6108 7 years
My eyes are so bad I usually have to pick based on which style will hide the thick lenses more than the color, but I will keep this in mind when I go get new glasses!
milkradio milkradio 7 years
I wish I could afford a second pair of glasses now! I only have the one pair and they get kind of boring sometimes.
Banna Banna 7 years
I have blue eyes, and last had tortoiseshell glasses which I thought worked well, but my new blue-grey frames work even better I think!
risqueredhead risqueredhead 7 years
Tortoise-brown glasses and blue eyes, I love them.
Antioxidant Antioxidant 7 years
Cool, I have brownish eyes and my Chanel glasses have a light purple shade on the inside.
Nadia24gv Nadia24gv 7 years
Mine are clear. I figured they would go with anything. I can't find them but they look like this...
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
All this talk about glasses makes me want to go out and purchase some new ones! I'm almost due for new glasses anyways since you should have an eye exam every two years to check that you have the right prescription still.
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