The Perfect Star-Inspired Glasses for You
How to Find the Right Glasses
With stars like Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Zoe Saldana and Jennifer Aniston all sporting specs, it's never been more chic to be a four-eyes! Find out which celebrity-inspired style is right for your face shape and how to shop for them online.
Jennifer Aniston in Rounded Rectangular Frames
WORKS FOR "The soft, rounded angles of the rectangle make this style suitable for angular faces as well as round faces," says Emily Mullé, head stylist of DITTO.com, which offers a similar style in Jason Wu's Jodie glasses."The top of the frame is slightly curved and upswept, which makes it a particularly flattering choice for oval faces, or heart-shaped faces with high cheekbones." FIT TIP "It?s all about proportions and balance," says Mullé. "Proportionally match the size of the glasses to the size of your face and your features, but choose a frame shape that is opposite your face shape. For example, if you have a round face, choose rectangular frames-the angles will offset the fullness of your face. If you have an angular face or strong jaw line, choosing glasses with softer lines or rounded edges will balance the sharp features."
Jodie plastic tortoise frame, $225; ditto.com.
Zoe Saldana in Oval Cat-Eyes
WORKS FOR "The beauty of cat-eye glasses is that they tend to fit really nicely across a wide range of face shapes, whether you have a round face shape or something more rectangular," says Classic Specs co-founder Andrew Lipovsky. FIT TIP "When trying on glasses, you always want to make sure that your eyes are center in the frame horizontally."
Coco black acetate frames, $89; classicspecs.com.
Jordana Brewster in Rectangular Frames
WORKS FOR "This is a classic shape with clean lines lending itself to the symmetrical and universal nature of an oval shape," says Joe Cole, the Executive Director of Lookmatic.com. FIT TIP "Most people have a pair of frames already so I would suggest taking a look at those and using them as a starting point," says Cole. "You can even pull out a ruler so you can match up the measurements with our styles."
Dane black acetate frames, $65 ($95 with lenses); lookmatic.com.
Jaime King in Clear Frames
WORKS FOR "Clear acetate frames act as a natural highlighter, instantly brightening up the eye area and removing shadows cast by darker colors," says Jill Gregory of Fetch Eyewear. "A true clear is great for cool skin tones, if you have a warmer skin tone try a translucent color with a warm grey or golden cast. FIT TIP "Pay attention to your brow line and cheekbones," says Gregory. "The right frames will play up your natural assets, the wrong ones will work against you. Contours of the frame should follow the general shape of your brow. A frame that cuts across your cheek bones fights with the architecture of your face."
Retro clear acetate frames, $48; cwonder.com.
Cate Blanchett in Wire-Accented Frames
WORKS FOR Moscot eyewear offers a similar style, the Glenn which "works well on a variety of faces including oval and heart shapes," says spokeswoman Bahareh Ebrahimzadeh. "Its acetate top eye wire bar provides some drama that is softened by the thin metal wire bottom rim." FIT TIP "The frame must sit correctly on the face and not lie on one's cheeks or ride above their brow line."
Glenn tortoise acetate and metal frames, $225; moscot.com.
Emmy Rossum in Two-Tone Glasses
WORKS FOR "The Zagg [as worn by Emmy Rossum] is one of our most versatile frames-it literally looks good on almost any face shape," says Warby Parker co-founder and co-CEO Neil Blumenthal. "This is because the design incorporates both rectangular and rounded aspects. In general, you want to choose a frame that balances out your features, so if you have an angular face, for example, you want rounder glasses." FIT TIP "The most important step is to determine whether you have a wider or narrower face, and then filter your choice of glasses through that."
Coco in black acetate, $89; classicspecs.com.
Katy Perry in Large Cat-Eye Frames
WORKS FOR "Large cat-eye frames fit three types of faces: Heart-shaped (wide forehead and cheekbones, narrow chin), oval (balanced forehead, cheekbones and jaw) and a square face (broad forehead, square jawline)," says BonLook co-founder Melanie Daigle. "Its round angles do not usually fit best for rounder faces." FIT TIP "If you opt for sunglasses, you don?t have to be as strict with these 'rules'-the tinted lenses forgive a lot," says Daigle. "Which means that all girls can get a glamorous style!"
La Marquise black plastic frames, $99; bonlook.com.
Anne Hathaway in Square Frames
WORKS FOR Mezzmer Eyewear co-founder Roger Lee says, "With its larger proportions, we'd recommend the shape for people with oval shapes. The length of oval faces may complement and showcase the size and the angles of this frame." FIT TIP "Remember to try on a mix of shapes and colors that that you normally wouldn't," says Lee. "Eyewear can be an easy means to showcase your different moods and styles. You don't have to decide on just one look!"
Herman plastic frames, $99; mezzmer.com.