Category Archives: Vintage Eyewear

Black floral cateye eyeglasses

Show off your classic style with these gorgeous floral cat eyes!

Truly unique, these thicker black framed cat eye glasses feature a lovely hand painted floral design in white, golden brown and ivory that really wows!

 

Dazzling with delicate brush strokes, these cat eye glasses are  beautiful piece to wear anytime and would look excellent captured as part of a vintage photoshoot.

 flowers  cat eye glasses

Thicker frames and a nice defined cat eye give these frames that extra classic touch while the dainty design gives a ultra feminine feeling.

 

Continuing onto the arms, these glasses even feature the floral painting so they look wonderful from any angle.

 

Sturdy yet thin arms soften these specs for a truly delicate pinup look that’s sure to be comfy for daily wear!

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Beige Vintage Horn Rim Cat Eye Glasses

 

Beige Two Tone Vintage Horn Rim Cat Eye by momandpopsvintage. SOLD

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Just added a lovely pair of vintage ladies cat eye glasses frames to my shop. They are made by USA. They are clear with beige brow line accents outlined in white. Frames also come with matching beige case with adorable outline drawings on it, which is in good vintage condition.

More Vintage Eyewear

Update: Both frames are SOLD. See more frames in store.

Today I uploaded two unique pair of vintage eye glasses. The first is a really fun pair by Tura:

This pair of vintage Tura aluminum cat eye glasses frames is fit for a queen! It’s royal blue with golden brows and lashes tipped with sparkling rhinestones. The arms also have gold detailing with rhinestones

The next pair of frames is by Univis and is in the shape of the quintessential cat eye:

This is pair of vintage Univis cat eye glasses frames with a luxurious wood grain pattern in brown and pearlescent grey. The brows and upper arms are lined with a deep reddish brown trim. This pair of glasses is in excellent vintage condition! If you would like to see more photos of the items, please visit my shop.

Vintage Eyewear – Sizing

The very first pair of vintage eyewear that I bought were a sleek pair of black cat eyes with a fireburst of rhinestones at the wingtips. It was also the first time I had ordered vintage eyeglasses online. Now, I thought I had done all my research and knew my measurements. According to experts, as long as the bridge and lens measurements were within 2mm of the measurements of a well-fitting pair that I already own….they should fit.

Well, my measurements were 48-19 and the vintage eyeglasses were 46-18. Sounds like it’d work, right? Well, it sort of did. The vintage frames did sit comfortably on my face, even though the bridge was smaller. The only problem was that the width of the frames were way too small for my face! The total frame width was 4 5/8″ on the vintage frames, while on my frames, they were 5 1/4″!

What I didn’t know was that vintage eyewear runs smaller than modern glasses. Back in the day, lenses for vintage eyewear were almost all made of glass, which is heaver than modern plastic lenses. So eyeglasses were made smaller in order to create lighter eyeglasses.

With my next pair of eyeglasses, I made sure to take the frame width into consideration. I found a pair with the measurements of 48-18 and a width of 5 1/4″ Even though the bridge was smaller, this pair of glasses fit perfectly! Since then, I’ve also ordered pairs where the bridge was 1mm or 2mm larger and those glasses fit fine too.

So when buying a pair of vintage frames, it’s ok if your lens width and bridge measurements are smaller or larger by 2mm. The width of the frames is a different story. Depending on your tastes, you can decide if you want a frame that is a little smaller or a little larger. Some people like them smaller as that is more authentic, I wanted a more modern look and opted for a larger frame.

Also one final note, don’t worry if the frames you’ve bought seem a little crooked when you put them on (especially if they don’t have lenses, since that is what keeps the frames straight). When it comes to plastic and aluminum frames, your optician warms up the frames and bends it a little to fit your head