Glasses With Bangs: The Best Frames for 8 Types of Fringe
July 12, 2023 • 1:23 AM
Some might say that if you wear glasses, you shouldn’t complicate things by having bangs too. We disagree. Glasses with bangs can add a whole new dimension to your look — if you choose the right styles for you.
Let’s look at some popular styles of bangs and clarify which face shapes they work well for. Then we’ll explore the most flattering frames to pair with your bangs so your best features can shine.
How to Pick the Right Pair of Glasses With Bangs
Both your hairstyle and your glasses are a form of self-expression. Together, they should frame your face, calling attention to your eyes and any other outstanding facial features, like your cheekbones, for example. At the same time, they should minimize any features you’re not so wild about. Your bangs, being so close to your glasses, are an important part of that equation.
When you’re looking for the perfect trendy eyeglasses as well as the best hairstyle for you, you need to consider a few things:
Your face shape — whether it’s round or more angular
Your hair type — whether it’s thick or thin, straight, wavy, or curly
Bonus Tip: Your eyeglasses can completely change the way your hairdo looks. Take your specs to your appointment so your hairstylist can see what you look like while wearing them and suggest the best bangs for you. You also want to make sure that your bangs don’t interfere with your glasses. Having to constantly push them out of the way so you can see clearly can get really annoying.
Glasses Pairings for 8 Types of Bangs
Finding the right combo of glasses with bangs makes all the difference. These hairstyle ideas will give you some food for thought.
1. Blunt Bangs
Blunt bangs make a sharp line, without any feathering, that touches your eyebrows. They can make the top part of your face look wider, balancing out a long forehead. On the other hand, avoid them if you already have a broad face.
Blunt bangs work with short hair or longer styles, as well as ponytails and half-up styles. You may just need to blow dry them to help them keep their shape.
Thick hair that falls straight
Square, triangle, or oval faces, or if you have a longer chin or high forehead
2. Micro or Baby Bangs
Short bangs that fall above the eyebrows open up your face and showcase your eyes and eyebrows. These straight bangs with an edgy French vibe go well with styles like a sleek short bob or a longer, messier hairstyle. Avoid them if you have a square jaw or a wide forehead though as they’ll reinforce those features.
Straight hair, which can be thick or thin
Oval faces or shorter foreheads
Best glasses with these bangs: Vintage round glasses or cat-eye frames
3. Long Bangs
Long bangs usually fall below your eyebrows (sometimes quite a way below) and may touch your glasses. They can work with a short hairstyle like a pixie haircut — especially if your bangs are swept to the side — or a longer one that falls straight. If you have a delicate face though, be careful that your long bangs aren’t so heavy that they overwhelm your features.
Best glasses with these bangs: Rectangular frames or oversized glasses
4. Wispy Bangs
The '90s are back! Wispy bangs — or see-through bangs — are barely there. They’re made up of a very fine layer of hair and create an extremely feminine look. They work well with more delicate features as they don’t overpower your face.
Thin hair or fine hair
Fine-featured, oval, heart-shaped, or square faces
Best glasses with these bangs: Round frames or Korean glasses
5. Curtain Bangs
Face-framing curtain bangs part in the middle — much like a pair of curtains — then fall softly past your temples. These ‘70s-inspired bangs can be shorter, with layers that frame the face, or longer, flowing into your long hair. You may even be able to tuck them behind your ears. Either way, they’re an easy hairstyle, fairly low maintenance, and tend to look quite natural.
Thinner hair that can be straight or slightly wavy
Long faces, diamond- or triangle-shaped faces
Best glasses with these bangs: Oversized frames, or round or rectangular glasses to contrast with the lines of your bangs
Bonus Tip: Because your bangs are touching your face, they can pick up quite a lot of oil from your skin — which can then transfer to your lenses. Wash your face and your bangs regularly (you can even wash your bangs on their own) to keep them clean. Also, consider keeping a cleaning kit with a microfiber cloth on hand so you can wipe your glasses whenever you notice a smudge.
6. Side-Swept Bangs
This asymmetrical version of curtain bangs has a side part, with bangs that are heavier on one side than the other. The angle of the parting contrasts well with a round face, slimming it down and creating the perception of more length. It plays nicely with your cheekbones too. This style can also work really well with an elegant updo and is especially flattering for older women.
Round faces or diamond-shaped faces
Best glasses with these bangs: Square frames or cat-eye frames to complement the asymmetrical style
7. Choppy Bangs
Yes, it's a thing — these unevenly cut bangs create an interesting texture and can help to draw attention away from the width of your face. Sometimes they’re cut shorter in the middle and longer at the sides. They can work well with a short pixie cut or a shag cut.
Thick or slightly wavy hair
Round, heart-shaped or square faces
Best glasses with these bangs: Square or slightly rounded frames
8. Curly Bangs
Curly bangs add interest, texture, and fun to your look. Wet curly bangs pull up as they dry, so get your stylist to cut them slightly longer or only cut them when they’re dry. Seek out a curly hair specialist so they can give you the perfect fringe. At home, use curl cream, plenty of conditioner, and the scrunch method to create a playful, sleek look.
Naturally curly hair
More angular or oval faces
Best glasses with these bangs: Oval or round glasses
Where to Get the Perfect Glasses for Your Bangs
If you’d like to shop for your glasses with bangs without leaving home, you’ll love Pair Eyewear’s online store.
At Pair, you’ll find glasses to suit every style of bangs. From round frames like The Reese or The Otis to rectangular frames like The Larkin or The Casper, or cat-eye styles like The Ella or The Wanda, we’ve got you covered.
Go ahead and pick your favorite Base Frame shape and color from our collection. If you’re not sure which will suit you best, consult our size guide or experiment with our helpful Virtual Try-On feature.
Then, once you have your Base Frame, if you’d like to mix and match your styles, choose as many beautifully designed Top Frames as you like. These snap onto your Base Frame, giving you a wide choice of style options to choose from, depending on your mood, your outfit, or your activities for the day.
You’ll be happy to know that Pair caters to both non-prescription and prescription glasses. And you can add on extras like blue light filters for working online, light responsive lenses to easily transition from indoors to outdoors, or ultra-thin Premium Plus lenses if you have a high prescription. Before you know it, you’ll have a pair of custom-made glasses landing on your doorstep.
Wearing Glasses With Bangs: Find the Perfect Pair
Sometimes you regret getting bangs, but you won't regret finding the right glasses for you.
The perfect pairing of glasses with bangs depends on your face shape and the type of hair you have. Whether your bangs are long or short, thick or thin, there’s a pair of glasses out there for you.
For the perfect blend of style, versatility, and quality, start your search at Pair Eyewear today.