Round or oval glasses by Silhouette
Round glasses never go out of fashion: Oval-shaped glasses have been around for many years and suit many face shapes. Round glasses are now available with delicate frames or frames made from plastic in bright or muted shades, and not forgetting rimless designs: choose your favourite model from Silhouette!
Women’s round glasses
Are you looking for feminine glasses frames? Browse our wide range of women’s round glasses. They’re a great way to soften harder features on angular faces. If you want to balance out your jawline, try women’s half-rim round glasses.
Silhouette’s round glasses have been one of the biggest trends in recent years, giving wearers the perfect retro look. Many a style icon has already discovered the attractive shape that is ideal for everyday wear. They’re particularly suitable for women with angular, oval and oblong face shapes.
Men’s round glasses
When it comes to men’s round glasses, there are several styles to choose from:
- Vintage round glasses are suitable for all face shapes.
- Larger frames are more suitable for angular faces.
- Round glasses with a frame are also an excellent choice for long, rectangular faces. This shape of glasses is particularly flattering if you have a striking nose, as it can even out your features, giving your face a more uniform appearance overall.
Round glasses will definitely turn heads! They call to mind a free spirit, an individualist or intellectual. Round glasses work really well with men’s angular faces.
The history of the round glasses
Invented in the Middle Ages, the very first glasses were round and oval. They were worn on the nose, like pince-nez; temples weren’t introduced until much later. Round glasses have retained their popularity right up to the present day.
Indeed, round, oval and panto-shaped frames have lost none of their elegant appeal. And it’s precisely this history, full of tradition, that makes these round glasses so perfect for almost every face shape. Silhouette offers round, panto and oval frames made from titanium in a wide variety of colours, including gold and silver, as well as frames made from plastic.
Who do round glasses suit?
People with oval faces will especially benefit from round glasses. If you have a narrow, long face or an angular face shape, round designs are also great for you. Round glasses make your face appear softer.
If you have an evenly proportioned, round face, however, steer clear of round glasses. Rectangular-shaped glasses are better for a round face.
As well as the shape, it’s really important that the design suits your face, style of dress and the occasion. That’s why you’ll find Silhouette models in plastic or metal in classic designs suitable for every purpose and every kind of person. Both round women’s glasses as well as round men’s glasses are available in various colours and versions. Silhouette offers prescription glasses and sunglasses in round designs.
You can order men’s and women’s oval glasses online.
Elliptical-shaped glasses look good on angular and heart-shaped faces. Our oval glasses match well with many different styles and have a distinctive look due to their narrow, round shape.
We offer oval glasses frames in every size and colour. If you’re looking for an oval frame to wear at home or at work, it’s best to go for a more understated design. For leisure, you might want to choose more striking glasses, also available in a slightly oval shape. You can order oval glasses from Silhouette in the following versions:
- Single vision glasses
- Prescription glasses
- Glasses with progressive lenses
So, whether you’re looking for oval reading glasses or simply a stylish accessory, you’ll find the perfect men’s or women’s design for you at Silhouette, the experts in high-quality eyewear. Just take a browse and discover your perfect pair of oval glasses!
Frequently asked questions about round or oval glasses:
Which is better: round or oval glasses?
If you’re making the decision between round or oval glasses, choose whatever really appeals to you. Round models are usually very eye-catching and come in an impressive selection of sizes and colours. When it comes to round sunglasses, coloured lenses are very much en vogue, with mirrored lenses also being a popular choice.
If you’d like something a little more understated, opt for oval glasses. The oval lens of panto glasses, for example, usually looks more subtle and elegant on women and men than a round shape. If you choose classic black or brown, they’ll go with any outfit. However, coloured glasses have seen an increase in popularity with both men and women.
Who do round glasses suit?
Round glasses will suit you particularly well if you have a heart-shaped face or an angular face, as the shape of the glasses contrasts nicely with the shape of your face. Angular and heart-shaped faces can sometimes appear pointed and stern: round glasses serve as an optical soft focus for your features. But even if you have a round face shape, you’ll find that round or panto-shaped glasses will suit many face shapes, whether for sunglasses or prescription glasses. The effect depends, of course, on the individual and the proportions of the glasses: oversized models or sunglasses give off a glamorous, retro look, while smaller designs can have an intellectual, even futuristic, vibe. The material, colour and lens also play an important role when choosing round or oval glasses.
What are panto glasses?
Since their invention in the 1920s, panto glasses have seen a meteoric rise. The so-called panto glasses were the first glasses with which you could see “everything” (panto is Greek for “all”). In terms of their shape and size, panto glasses are similar to the human eye socket: the eyes are located in the middle of the upper third of the lenses. This results in the ideal lens shape with an optimal field of vision.