After a multitude of posts on frames some of you will know that I decided to order my glasses / frames on line and I am very happy with the end result.
Thanks so much to Karie, in partcular, who faces similar challenges and gave me some very useful information/advice.
I knew I wanted this shape as it really does seem to be the most flattering for me. I managed to find these Derek Cardigan Frames on line in the smallest size available. Placed my order with my prescription and they are perfect. I am wearing them now as I type. I must confess to being a little nervous about ordering glasses on line (what if they muck up the prescription etc etc.) but I will definitely being going back to this company for my next pair - quality and customer service is fab.
I do realise they look a little oversized but having compared them to all the others I tried (took pics of them all) I think this is a good fit for this style of frame. A feature of the cats eye does seem to be that slight oversized/dramatic element.
Anyway, despite the fact that I am happy with them. I am still keen to know if I got it right? I have only been wearing glasses for about 5 years and this is my fifth pair (in the past I have bought two sets at a time) and I know none of those frames have been really right for me. I feel like I might now be developing a better understanding of size and shape for me??
What say you wise women? I am bracing myself for my sister's "Dame Edna" comments lol