Browline glasses are a style of eyeglass frames where the "browline" refers to the thick upper edge of the frame covering the eyebrow line of the face, specifically the upper edge of the front of the frame is thicker and more prominent than the lower edge, giving an impression of defined brows, drawing attention to the browline area of the wearer. The thick eyebrows of the frame also hide the thickness of the strength number lenses.
Browline frame glasses are usually made of acetate or metal, suited for people with square or angular faces, as they can tone down facial features, soften excessive angles, and add a reflective, glamorous look.
Why are browline glasses popular again?
The browline eyeglasses were originally introduced in the 1940s, first became popular in the 1950s and 60s, and were worn by many iconic intellectuals, professionals, and cultural icons such as Malcolm X and JFK.
The best browline glasses online are made a comeback in recent years with vintage styles, many fashion designers have incorporated classic brow-line eyewear designs into their collections, which has helped bring them back into the mainstream.
The browline eyeglasses feature imitates the thickness of the eyebrows, with thinner rims at the bottom of the lenses. Browline-style glasses are available in a variety of materials, colors, and styles to suit every taste and face shape.
Should I wear browline glasses?
Browline frame glasses (also known as browline spectacles) are great for people with oval, square, or heart-shaped faces, as that they can help balance facial features and draw attention to the eyes. However, if you have a round face, they may not be the best choice as they will make your face appear rounder.
Browline glasses are a fashion accessory that can be worn with everything from casual to formal for a classic or vintage-inspired outfit.
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