As a child, like most young girls, I enjoyed playing dress up—perhaps for me it was a little bit of foreshadowing to my future fashion design studies all the way up to my present post as Director of Frame Buying at Pearle Vision. As a working adult, does the child-like dress-up desire still flow through my veins? I’ll answer that with another generality: like most grown-up women (whether secretly or on display), I still enjoy playing dress up. But since I was a little girl, a lot has changed—namely technology, and now the possibilities for playing dress up have entered a new dimension. The treasure trunk of outdated dresses and mom’s oversized heels has been replaced with an entirely digital version of the dress-up trunk—at least when it comes to trying on many of Pearle Vision’s amazing frame styles. I’m talking about our super-convenient (and super-addicting) virtual dress up experience, the Try On Tool!
Pearle’s Try On Tool makes experimenting with your spec styles an immediately accessible reality online. It’s simple: upload a photo of yourself (or take one on your webcam), select different frames you want to see how you look wearing, and save photos of yourself in styles you love. Browsing styles is a cinch, and my favorite part? You can play dress up with frame styles you might ordinarily not go for, and in the privacy of your own home (or office)! It’s your chance to be bold, and more than likely, you’ll be surprised at a frame that flatters you that you may not have expected!
So in the spirit of our inner five-year-olds who still ooh and aah for pretty products, I used the Try On Tool to play dress up with some of the Pearle styles I’ve been dying to try on. Here are a few of the styles I played with—try some on for yourself now! You can even share and vote on favorite styles in our User Gallery. Which of the frames I tried do you like best?
At first glance, I would have thought purple frames would have been really bold, but the translucent frames seem to keep the color from being too overwhelming against my skin! They’re actually much tamer than expected.
Ok, these are crazy and fun! I may not have normally grabbed for this lime pair in the store, but thanks to the Try On Tool, I could give them a chance. I feel like I look quirky yet corporate. Business in the front, party on the side (the arms are lime green).
These Essential Eyewear frames have had me curious as to whether or not I can pull them off. They have a happy, unique feel about them—would be great for girls with creative style mindsets this summer.
Ever since Coach eyewear landed at Pearle Vision, my frame wish list has grown exponentially. With summer around the corner, naturally I am in the market for some sunglasses—I like the oversize shape, and the tortoise makes them feel luxurious.
Another Coach style I’ve had my eyes on, I now can visualize my eyes IN. The blue Cecilia frames seem on the rack, like maybe too much color, but I surprised myself with how much I like the blue with my brown hair!
The Try On Tool is so handy for trying out frames you may feel wary of, and many feel reluctant to try the geek-chic look. Try out the boldest black rimmed frames like Ray-Ban’s RX5254 to dispel any doubt or fear, then try out different variations in frame thickness!