The days of glasses dangling from a chain, lenses that scream “Bifocal,” and sedate grandma frames are gone. By approaching frame selection the same way you would buy a fashionable handbag or pair of boots, a woman can shave years off her age.
The right frame can polish your looks via the accessory you wear every day….your eyeglasses!
Shape – Know your face shape: oval, round, oblong, base-down triangle, base-up triangle, and diamond. The frame shape should contrast with your face shape. For example, try angular, narrow frames to make a round face seem thinner.
Reason -Will you be wearing the glasses only for a specific purpose such as reading, the computer, or driving? Or will you be wearing them most of the day and/or evening?
Material -If you are wearing the glasses for long periods, it is essential that they are light weight. Rimless and plastic frames tend to be less heavy.
Size -The frame size should be in scale with your face size. For example, over-sized glasses with colored tints are not always a good choice for women of a certain age. An exception is sunglasses which are often very flattering in a bigger size.
Color -Eye and hair color, along with skin tone, can influence your choice of frame. For cool toned complexions: black, silver, dark tortoise, or magenta will complement your look. The more flattering warm colors are gold, peach, red, and white. If your blue eyes are your best feature then emphasize them with blue frames.
FIT THE OCCASION Eyeglasses are more than medical devices. Most women would not wear the same earrings or shoes every day but many wear the same glasses for all activities. If you invest in a couple of good quality frames, they are likely to last a long time and your prescription isn’t going to change every year.
**Mature women are more flattered by upswept frame styles that lift the face
**Shiny frames are often complementary for the mature woman. Shine adds life to the face …for example: jewelry-like metal accents on frames
** If you want to downplay your glasses, a good choice would be a thin, light colored, neutral frame that will draw attention to your eyes.
** Combining materials in frames (for example, tortoise shell and gold) gives a luxury feeling
** Black frames of the right size and shape can appear classy and edgy at the same time for some women
**Consider pastel-colored lightly tinted lenses. They help on days when your eyes are tired or puffy.
**If you want color: purple, blue, and green tend to be a good place to start when you select your frame
At our office in Glenville, we provide a wide selection of current fashion frames including Calvin Klein, Guess, BCBG, Anne Klein, and others.
We also offer a 20% discount on the second pair of glasses.
People notice your face before they look at your clothes, handbag, or shoes. Fashion consultants note that a woman’s eyeglasses, along with her hair, can make or break the way she looks.
Glasses make you see better and also make you look better. For a woman on the other side of 40, a stylish pair of glasses can be a key component in maintaining a youthful, elegant appearance.