Originally Posted by RatherAnOddball
How can I tell the difference between frames that are for women and those which are for eccentric designer frames for strange men?
When you get into strange shapes and colors, usually they are unisex. Most designers will make unisex pieces to widen their market. They don't want to limit their market by making it a womens line. BUT there are brands like Roberto Cavalli and Chanel that cater to women, but there are men that buy it. As long as it doesn't look ridiculous on you, all is good. If you can't tell if it is a women/mens frame, stay away from it. Well, you could go for it, but people wont be looking at you because it looks good.
Generally, if it is cat-eyed shaped (temple sides going up), it is more so for women. Colors are personal, but pink is generally for women.
I know my answer is vague, but it is hard to explain without seeing a piece.