What is the Best Eyeglass Chain Holder?

You’re ready to jump on the eyeglass chain trend, but want to know what is the best eyeglass chain holder, right?

First, know that the best one for you is the one you love. Sure, they are trendy and you’ll see them on the runway and on your favorite celebrities, but stick with the saying ‘you do you.’

That being said, here are some features to look for in your eyeglass chain holders.


Eyeglass chain holders do more than hold your glasses. Although that’s their main purpose, look for a holder that can hold your sunglasses, eyeglasses, or even your face mask – why not make it fun, right?

Many eyeglass chain holders can also be worn as a multi-layer necklace. Fun, right? Look for a chain that does all of this for you, giving you options to spruce up your spring and summertime outfits while keeping your glasses close.

Premium Materials

If you’re using a chain holder to hold your expensive glasses or sunglasses, the last thing you want is a chain made of cheap materials that lets your glasses fall. The point of the chain holder is to keep your glasses on you without breaking and without getting lost.

You’ll find eyeglass chain holders made from various materials including metals. Choose the chains that look best with your outfits, but are made with the materials that will stand the test of time.


Eyeglass chain holders aren’t usually expensive, but you want them to be durable anyway. Because they’re holding something so important for you, they should be able to withstand some wear and tear, especially if you’ll wear them on a daily basis.

Make sure the chains can hold the style (weight) glasses you wear, especially if you wear eyeglasses with a strong prescription (heavy lenses).

Colors and Styles you Like

Of course, the best eyeglass chain holder is the one available in the style and color you like. If you watch celebrities much, you’ll see them wearing all types of eyeglass chain holders. Some are neutral and small and others are very large and loud. 

Have some fun with your chains, letting them accessorize your outfit while having a little fun. But if you choose one in the style and color you like, you’re more likely to wear it often.

The Right Length

Everyone needs a different length for their eyeglass holder. Think about where you want them to fall and find the appropriate length. Most come in a 23-inch length, but if you need them shorter or longer, look around.

The Right Width

Think about what type of glasses you’ll hold with the eyeglass chain holder before choosing a width. Make sure it’s a chain that’s strong enough to hold the style glasses. For example, if you have wire-rimmed glasses, they’ll be a lot lighter than a pair with heavy frames.

The width is also a bit of personal preference. Maybe you love the thick look to go with your thick chains and bracelets or maybe you’re more of a dainty gal and want something a little more fragile or feminine looking.

There’s no right or wrong – you choose what works best for you in both looks and how well they hold your glasses.

Find the Right Eyeglass Holder Chain for You

Finding the right eyeglass holder chain can be fun! Think of it like shopping for a new necklace or bracelet. It’s an accessory to add to your wardrobe. Will you wear it often or with specific outfits? This will help you decide which one is right for you.

Don’t forget about length, durability, and of course style. There’s nothing wrong with having several eyeglass holder chains too. Have one for each outfit or one for work and another for time out on the town.

The sky is the limit when you’re shopping for an eyeglass holder chain. What’s most important is to have fun! Let your outfits have a little flair by adding this little accessory to them.