Cat Eye Prescription Glasses

Cat Eye Prescription Glasses FAQs

Why Are They Called Cat Eye Glasses?

The name cat eye comes from the way these rounded frames flair up a bit at the temples, which resembles the shape of a cat's eyes.

When Were Cat Eye Glasses Created?

In the late 1920s, American filmmaker and entrepreneur Altina Schinasi Miranda was underwhelmed by the selection of frames available - they were all very masculine and unflattering. Inspired by Venetian Harlequin masks, she designed and patented frames with gentler curves that would look more attractive on a woman's face. They were originally called Harlequin glasses, but the name changed in the mid-20th century.

When Were Cat Eye Glasses Popular?

Women fell in love with this frame shape almost immediately and the popularity of cat eye glasses grew through the 1950s and 1960s. Marilyn Monroe wore a pair in the 1953 film How to Marry a Millionaire, which solidified them as the quintessential choice for feminine eyewear. Today, cat eye frames continue to be one of the top trending glasses styles for women.

What Face Shape Do Cat Eye Glasses Look Good On?

Cat eye glasses are available in a variety of shapes from rectangular to round. They flatter nearly every face shape, so you only need to consider the right size and color to flatters your complexion. Our Virtual Try-On lets your see exactly how your choice of cat eye glasses will suit your look.

How Should I Style Cat Eye Glasses?

Whether your style is classic, contemporary or retro-chic, cat eye glasses can be the perfect finishing touch. They look professional with suits, playful with fit-and-flair dresses and classy with jeans and a T-shirt. Eyeglasses Club carries a wide selection of cat eye glasses frames starting at just $5.95, so you can put together a rotation of frames and change your look according to your mood.

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