How to Choose Glasses that Suit You

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Are you tired of seeing suggestions for eyeglasses that are based off of trying to ‘correct’ your face shape? I know I certainly was, before I learned about the Kibbe body types. With the Kibbe body types the suggestions for clothing and accessories don’t try to ‘correct’ anything, instead they harmonize with the lines of your body.

Before I get into this post, I just want to say that there’s a lot of overlap between which glasses will look good on which body types. Glasses are just one accessory, so it’s more about how you wear an entire outfit than just one accessory.

If you don’t like the glasses for your body type, then you should wear whichever glasses make you feel good.

If you’re not familiar with the Kibbe body types, you can start by taking the test to figure out which of the 13 body types you have.

If you are familiar with the Kibbe body types here’s a table of contents so that you can just jump straight to your body type:

Table of Contents

Romantic (R)
Theatrical Romantic (TR)
Dramatic (D)
Soft Dramatic (SD)
Classic (C)
Soft Classic (SC)
Dramatic Classic (DC)
Natural (N)
Soft Natural (SN)
Flamboyant Natural (FN)
Gamine (G)
Soft Gamine (SG)
Flamboyant Gamine (FG)

Romantic (R)

The romantic body type is on the extreme yin end of the spectrum of body types, so it’s the most feminine.

The glasses that will suit your body the best will be rounded, delicate, and made of a sparkly material (such as metal). Here are some examples (with links to where you can buy them):

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If those glasses don’t match your style, you’ll also look good in theatrical romantic, soft natural, or soft classic frames.

For more examples of romantic clothing and accessories, check out my romantic Pinterest board.

Theatrical Romantic (TR)

The next most feminine body type is the theatrical romantic, which is slightly more delicate than the romantic body type, with a bit more sharpness.

The glasses that will suit your body the best will be small, intricate, and rounded. Cat-eye glasses look especially good on theatrical romantics. Here are some examples (with links to where you can buy them):

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If those glasses don’t match your style, you’ll also look good in romantic, soft natural, or soft classic frames.

For more examples of theatrical romantic clothing and accessories, check out my theatrical romantic Pinterest board.

Dramatic (D)

The dramatic body type is on the extreme yang of the spectrum, making it the most masculine. This body type is made from sharp angles and long lines.

The glasses that will suit your body the best will be geometric in shape, angular, and minimal. Browliners can look great on dramatics, as will square glasses. Here are some examples (with links to where you can buy them):

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If those glasses don’t match your style, you’ll also look good in soft dramatic, dramatic classic, or flamboyant natural frames.

For more examples of dramatic clothing and accessories, check out my dramatic Pinterest board.

Soft Dramatic (SD)

The soft dramatic body type is long and angular like the dramatic body type, but it has some added flesh on top of that.

The glasses that will suit your body the best will be large, bold, and have geometric shapes with softened edges. Browliners and cat-eye glasses look great on soft dramatics. Here are some examples (with links to where you can buy them):

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If those glasses don’t match your style, you’ll also look good in dramatic, dramatic classic, or flamboyant natural frames.

For more examples of soft dramatic clothing and accessories, check out my soft dramatic Pinterest board.

Classic (C)

The classic body type is an even blend between yin and yang, so it has a very symmetric, even, and moderate look.

The glasses that will suit your body the best will be clean, symmetrical, and minimal. Low-contrast is best, so try to find a clear or translucent pair of frames, or frames in a color that’s similar to your skin tone. Here are some examples (with links to where you can buy them):

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If those glasses don’t match your style, you’ll also look good in soft classic or dramatic classic frames.

For more examples of classic clothing and accessories, check out my classic Pinterest board.

Soft Classic (SC)

The soft classic body type is very evenly blended between yin and yang, but has slightly more yin than classics. This gives soft classics a very balanced and symmetric look, with some added softness.

The glasses that will suit your body the best will be clean, minimal, and slightly rounded. Low-contrast is best, so try to find a clear or translucent pair of frames, or frames in a color that’s similar to your skin tone. Here are some examples (with links to where you can buy them):

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If those glasses don’t match your style, you’ll also look good in classic, dramatic classic, or romantic frames.

For more examples of soft classic clothing and accessories, check out my soft classic Pinterest board.

Dramatic Classic (DC)

The dramatic classic body type is very evenly blended between yin and yang, but has slightly more yang than classics. This give dramatic classics a very balanced and symmetric look, with some added angularity.

The glasses that will suit your body the best will be clean, minimal, and slightly angular. Unlike the other members of the classic family, you can go with something more contrasted if you wish, or stick with something with low-contrast. Here are some examples (with links to where you can buy them):

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If those glasses don’t match your style, you’ll also look good in classic, soft classic, or dramatic frames.

For more examples of dramatic classic clothing and accessories, check out my dramatic classic Pinterest board.

Natural (N)

The natural body type is angular like the dramatic body type, except instead of sharp angles and long lines, it’s blunt angles and broad lines.

The glasses that will suit your body the best will be blunt, slightly thick, with soft-edged geometrics. A tortoiseshell or wood pattern will suit naturals very nicely, as will any natural looking colors or materials. Here are some examples (with links to where you can buy them):

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If those glasses don’t match your style, you’ll also look good in soft natural or flamboyant natural frames.

For more examples of natural clothing and accessories, check out my natural Pinterest board.

Soft Natural (SN)

The soft natural body type has a combination of blunt angularity and softer flesh and edges.

The glasses that will suit your body the best will be simple, rounded, and have a simple look to them. Tortoiseshell patterns will suit you, as will other natural looking patterns or colors. Here are some examples (with links to where you can buy them):

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If those glasses don’t match your style, you’ll also look good in romantic, natural, or soft classic frames.

For more examples of soft natural clothing and accessories, check out my soft natural Pinterest board.

Flamboyant Natural (FN)

The flamboyant natural body type has combination of blunt angularity and long lines, a mixture of natural and dramatic features.

The glasses that will suit your body the best will be bold, chunky, and have a square-ish shape. Tortoiseshell patterns, natural colors or patterns, or contrasted colors will suit you. Here are some examples (with links to where you can buy them):

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If those glasses don’t match your style, you’ll also look good in natural, dramatic classic, and dramatic frames.

For more examples of flamboyant natural clothing and accessories, check out my flamboyant natural Pinterest board.

Gamine (G)

The gamine body type has a mixture of yin and yang features, but it isn’t evenly blended like in classics. Instead everything is a kind of high energy, mix and match.

The glasses that will suit your body the best will be on the small side, with bold patterns or high contrast. Mix and match elements, or something avant-garde will suit you. Here are some examples (with links to where you can buy them). Unfortunately they’re a little on the large side, but other than that, they’re great for gamines.

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If those glasses don’t match your style, you’ll also look good in soft gamine or flamboyant gamine frames.

For more examples of gamine clothing and accessories, check out my gamine Pinterest board.

Soft Gamine (SG)

The soft gamine body type has a mixture of yin and yang features, with slightly more yin. It isn’t an even blend like with soft classics, instead everything is a mix and match.

The glasses that will suit your body the best will be on the small side, with bold patterns or high contrast. Mix and match elements with some rounded shapes, or something retro will suit you. Here are some examples (with links to where you can buy them):

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If those glasses don’t match your style, you’ll also look good in gamine, flamboyant gamine, and theatrical romantic frames.

For more examples of soft gamine clothing and accessories, check out my soft gamine Pinterest board.

Flamboyant Gamine (FG)

The flamboyant gamine body type has a mixture of yin and yang features, with slightly more yang. It isn’t an even blend like with dramatic classics, instead everything is a mix and match.

The glasses that will suit your body the best will be angular, geometric, and have high-contrast. Here are some examples (with links to where you can buy them):

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If those glasses don’t match your style, you’ll also look good in gamine, soft gamine, and dramatic frames.

For more examples of flamboyant gamine clothing and accessories, check out my flamboyant gamine Pinterest board.


And with that this post comes to an end. If you found it helpful, please leave a like or share it with someone else. Thank you, and I hope that I’ll be seeing you around!

2 thoughts on “How to Choose Glasses that Suit You

  1. Thank you for another informative post!

    I’m in between TR/R, but my face is most definitely on the R side. Weirdly enough my face only ever look good in glasses meant for FG or D types! Any round glasses instantly makes me look 20 years older and about 5x uglier lol. I don’t know why I can’t wear anything round when all my facial features are roundish/soft! Maybe if they made cat eye glasses that are more squarish… haha

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed this post! Glasses can be an interesting accessory, and I consider them to be one of the things that can be played around the most when it comes to lines, since it’s pretty difficult to find a pair of glasses and definitively say that it’s best for a singular body type. As a soft classic, I can say that I often wear frames that are better for DC and D types, because I like the effect they have!

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