Picking the right frames and lenses can shave years off your style, but pick the wrong ones and you can add unnecessary years.Just because you’re of a “Certain Age” and wear glasses, doesn’t mean you’re doomed to bifocals and specs hung from a chain around your neck.
Eyewear Tips for Mature Ladies
Rule number one: black frames are universally flattering. They’re classy and say you’re ‘sophisticated’ and follow trends.
If You Don’t Want People to Notice
If you wear glasses all the time, they are your fashion accessory. And since you wouldn’t wear the same scarf every day, why wear the same frames? Instead, keep about three pairs on hand – a pair for work; one for weekends and one for evenings.
Not Drawing Attention
If you don’t want to bring attention to your glasses, go for frameless lenses that blend into your face. Thin frames also work well. Clear frames are funky and functional and go with just about any outfit.
If You Prefer To Make A Statement
Oversize frames work well with a long face, as do square frames which help to balance out the length of the face.
Ditch the Chain
Never wear your glasses hung from a chain. It is aging.
Glasses to Compliment Your Hair
Unless you have gray hair, tortoiseshell frames are extremely flattering since they usually have gold, blonde or brown flecks in them.
A Bit of Color
Red frames are youthful as are burgundies and browns. But stay away from grays, blues and steel frames which can be aging. Instead, stick to warm tones.
Keep Your Look Simple
If you wear glasses daily, don’t over accessorize your outfits by adding jewelry and a hat and a scarf. Keep your look simple and your age a mystery!
Consider these three things when choosing your eye wear:
- Your hair color
- Your face shape
- Your personality
Eye wear needn’t give your age away. After all, it’s a lady’s prerogative to keep it a secret!