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Top Tips for Choosing Glasses

Article by Gemma Sheppard

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Many of us may find ourselves wearing glasses as we reach our 50s, but how do we choose the best shaped frames for us? Gemma Sheppard offers her top tips .

  • You need to look and feel good in your glasses, they are a reflection of your personality.
  • Remember that glasses are accessories that can change your look and enhance your features.
  • Look for special detailing on the frames to enhance the overall look of your glasses.
  • Glasses look good on everyone, it’s just about choosing the right frame for you.


Choosing your glasses:

  • Experiment! Try lots of different frames and make sure you throw in a few wild cards!
  • Next, narrow down your selection to the frames you really like and try to identify what it is you like about them.
  • People are often taken aback with their initial look in the mirror as you may be trying on glasses for the first time, or it may be a look you hadn’t considered before.
  • Don’t be afraid to go back to the frames you dismissed earlier – once you’ve got used to trying on different looks you may be surprised how much you like them!
  • Don’t feel rushed – give yourself enough time to choose the right frame for you.

When choosing your glasses, consider your face shape, hair colour and skin tone:

Face Shape

  • If you have an oval face choose frames that are wider than the broadest part of your face and avoid frames that are too deep or narrow.
  • Oval and round frames look great on square faces as they will soften than angles of the jaw line.
  • Round faces should choose angular narrow frame styles that will help lengthen the face.

Hair colour

  • Blondes can go for lightweight styles with delicate colour effects
  • Bronze and warm colours look great on brunettes
  • If you have grey hair look for rich deep colours as well as pewter or metal styles

Skin tone

  • Golds, bronzes and reds really compliment warm skin tones
  • Cooler skin tones should look for more steely colours like blue, jade, silver and amethyst

Strong block colours make a statement, whereas tonal colours look good on most people, for instance tortoiseshell textures reflect the light and can be a great alternative to bold block colours

Gemma has provided these tips on behalf of Vision Express.


Ceri Wheeldon

Ceri is Founder and Editor of Fabafterfifty.co.uk She is a frequent speaker at events and in the media on topics related to women over 50 , including style and living agelessly. With 20+ years experience as a headhunter Ceri also now helps support those looking to extend their working lives.

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