If you’ve ever had a pair of frames slip clean off with a single nod, this guide is for you. Indents in your cheeks from frames that sit too low? Stubborn mark between your brows from sunnies that hit too high? We’d bet you have a nose with a low bridge, a feature that’s common among people of Asian descent. But there’s good news: Plenty of brands are catering directly to your needs, with low-bridge glasses that will actually fit. Here, ten of our favorite low-bridge glasses and sunglasses, with insight from people who have actually taken these frames for a spin.
1. Covry Naos Champagne
“Covry’s frames are meant to fit our facial features better,” says PureWow’s beauty director, Jenny Jin. The brand’s designs are optimized to sit higher on the nose and away from the cheekbones for comfortable all-day wear. Covry offers optical and sunwear options for men and women—plus the option for polarization and blue light protection—so the brand’s diverse array of styles is definitely worth perusing.
2. Dolce & Gabbana DG5029
Not a fan of nose pads (like on the Covry glasses pictured above)? No problem. These Dolce & Gabbana frames are made entirely of plastic, so they’re light enough to stay put, “even after a million head nods,” notes Lisa Lee, communications manager at Luxottica.
3. Oliver Peoples Maslon
Yet another light, nose pad–free option, these Oliver Peoples frames will get you plenty of street cred among optic buffs. (Seriously, Oliver Peoples is a cult-fave brand for those willing to invest in their eyewear). Plus, the bridge width on the Maslon frames is only 18 millimeters, which means they’ll stay put on even the smallest nose.
4. Warby Parker Eugene
Yep, even Warby Parker has frames that were developed with low bridges in mind. Their dedicated collection (with 16 styles and counting) has larger nose pads, curved temples and a slightly tilted lens. Plus, as always, you can try your fave styles from the comfort of your couch for exactly $0.
5. EyeBuyDirect Idylle Cat-Eye Blue Tortoise Eyeglasses
The springs are the key to these light blue acetate frames, as they offer a little extra give to accomodate faces of all shapes and sizes. And they have all the same features as the Warby Parker frames above—from nose pads to lens tilt—but with a price tag that’s way less.
1. Le Specs Synthcat Sunglasses
Looking for trendy and under $100? We’ve got you. “Le Specs has a lot of very light, very on-trend styles that I rotate between. I find that the lighter frames fit me best and don’t slide down my face as much,” explains Jin. From classic cat-eyes to funky wire-rimmed geometric shapes, you honestly might be overwhelmed by the options. Our fix for that problem? Simply treat yourself to a few pairs.
2. Ray-Ban RB3561
“Everything else falls off my face,” admits Leilani Ichinose, a manager of integrated ad sales marketing. So she gravitates toward anything with a metal frame from Ray-Ban, as long as it has nose pads.
3. Oakley Latch Sunglasses
“These are Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim’s personal favorite, and she has them in every color combination possible due to their great fit and look on a wider face and lower bridge,” Lee explains, adding that she finds herself reaching for these on the daily because they weigh “practically nothing.”
4. Barton Perreira Mystere Rectangle Titanium Frames
While we don’t know her personally, we trust actress and writer Ali Wong when she says these Barton Perreira frames are “nice and lightweight.” While you can see that they’re technically sunglasses, Wong chose to swap out the dark lenses for her everyday prescription, noting that they “just feel right for what’s happening right now. With my kids and my lifestyle, they’re the best.”
5. Jins Robblee
Huge sunglasses are back, haven’t you heard? And it is possible to get in on this oversize look with a pair of sunglasses that are actually comfy. This particular style from Jins is made with thin lenses (for an extra-light feel), but plenty of others in its Alternative Fit range feature adjustable nose pads, which is almost like a pair of custom-made sunnies.
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