Eyeglasses Frame Selection Guide
1. Frame Size
One of the most common factors that differentiate men's vs. women's frames
is the frame size. Most optical shops andonline eyeglasses stores like ours carry separate collections of men's, women's, and kid's frames. While most frames are unisex and can be worn by both genders, it is crucial to choose the right frame size based on your face shape and features.
Generally, men's faces tend to be larger than women's, with eyes and ears further apart. Factors like nose size and bridge length influence the correct frame size. Frames are made in various sizes to suit different face shapes and weights. Prior to ordering your frame, ensure you select the appropriate frame size. You can read more about finding the correct frame size here
2. Frame Shape
Frame shape is equally important as frame size when it comes to finding the right fit. A large frame can cover a large person's face adequately, while the same frame may be too big for a person with a smaller face. Understanding your face shape type is crucial to order a frame that suits your face best.
Visit our Face Shape guide
to find what kind of frame shape may work best for you. For example, a person with an Oval face can pretty much wear frames of any shape, whereas a person with a Round face should go with Square or Aviator frames.
3. Frame Color
Color is a matter of personal choice more than anything else. Stereotypical gender roles may influence color preferences, but both men and women can choose from a wide range of frame colors. Typically, women purchase black, red, and dark blue frames, while men might prefer other colors. However, most frames are made in neutral colors such as black and silver, suitable for both genders.
Remember that the real difference between men's and women's frames lies in size and shape, not color. What matters most is that the frame fits well and is comfortable to wear.
The concept of differences between men's and women's frames also applies to reading glasses and sunglasses
. Ultimately, frame selection is a matter of personal choice and great comfort, regardless of gender differences.
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