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Plastic Eyeglasses of Different Colors and Styles
Like we touched on above, plastic prescription glasses allow people to express their individuality with almost no limitations. They’re easy to mold into just about any shape or frame style. While plastic eyeglass frames are not as durable as metal or titanium, their color offerings are plentiful, which makes them the preferred choice for those who want a large selection of specs and looks.
Below we’ll touch on some of our most popular plastic frame styles and give you some insight into how to choose a style and color that will bold your natural features.
Plastic Cateye Frames
It’s hard to go wrong with this iconic frame style. It highlights the cheekbones with its upward sweeping angles, which in turn draws the eye upward, working to lengthen the face. This makes cateye frames an ideal choice for those with round faces, heart-shaped faces, and square faces.
Round Plastic Frames
Round glasses have always been around, but today they’re more stylish than they’ve ever been. Frame designers have given new life to this classic frame type by updating it with modern twists made possible due to the flexibility of plastic as a frame material. The smooth curves of round frames bring a wonderful balance to those with face shapes featuring strong angles.
Square Plastic Frames
Square plastic frames are one of the most versatile frame styles out there. Oversized square frames are particularly popular as of lately due to their fun, quirky look and ability to add an element of definition to face shapes that otherwise feature soft curves. Square frames also look great on people with heart-shaped faces, despite having stronger jaw lines due to the way that they work to balance a narrow jawline.
Plastic Wayfarer Frames
Wayfarers feature a bold frame that works wonderfully with the natural look of plastic. This frame design is thicker on the top than it is on the bottom while featuring a mix of bold angles and rounded curves. This makes them a great choice for those with the oval face shape, as it adds an element of definition that highlights the natural balance of an oval face. Wayfarer frames also work well to bring balance to the square face shape.
A Few Basic Tips For Selecting a Great Frame Color
- Cool colors work best for those with cool underlying skin tones
- Warm colors work best for those with warm underlying skin tones
- Clear plastic frames are a bold, trendy choice that works for all skin tones
- Black is a classic choice that is also universally flattering
Pros & Cons of Plastic Eyeglasses
Plastic eyeglasses offer a broad range of looks that make it easy to find a pair to effortlessly complement face shape and personality. Some individuals have a minimalistic style, which while possible to create with thinner plastic frame glasses is typically easier with metal frames.
Plastic frames tend to lose their fit more quickly and can stretch out a little bit easier than metal frames do. As well, they are harder to adjust back to the required shape and in most scenarios require you to get an optician involved. However, in most cases, they are also cheaper. If you're looking for an option that's friendly to your bank account, and that can be replaced for less money if they break you really can't go wrong with plastic.
The lower price point also makes plastic prescription glasses the perfect choice for those who want to get multiple pairs of prescription glasses so that they can change up their look or have certain pairs to wear during different times.