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Style Tip: How To Pull Off Cat Eye Glasses

Get geek chic with fresh specs that are pur-fect for your face

Cat Eye Glasses 2012 Style Tip

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We’re happy that someone else shares our love of cat eyes, but also wants to avoid looking kooky. The solution? Mind the curves. Seek out modern styles that aren’t super pointy, but rather, softly arched. “It’s really important that they flatter and conform to your face and not conceal beautiful parts such as the eyebrows and cheekbones,” says Marie Wilkinson, Cutler and Gross’s veteran design director. “Frames should mirror the angle of the eyebrow so the face doesn’t change shape when you’re wearing the glasses.” Not only were cat-eye frames seen all over the runways at shows such as Rochas and Giles (for whom Wilkinson designed the eyewear), but these angled frames give off a sizzle factor worthy of a modern-day Marilyn Monroe.

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