As a lifelong glasses wearer, I know first-hand the nerdy, bookish, unflattering stereotypes associated with people who wear specs. One time a friend asked me, “Why do you wear your glasses all the time? Your eyes are so pretty!” The sentiment was incredibly kind, but I can’t help the fact that my eyes need some help. Plus, I really like my glasses!
So to all the people who blindly forge through the supermarket, I have a few tips for you. I believe that glasses should be a fun accessory that expresses personality and style– not a cumbersome necessity.
Tip 1: Find the best frame shape for your face.
It was a huge revelation the day that I realized different styles of frames look good on different shapes of faces. For example, because my face is a bit on the oval/round side of the face shape diagram, I would never want to wear circle glasses. Instead, I wear rectangular glasses. You can also stand in front of the mirror and trace the outline of your face with a bar of soap. Then look and see which shape your face resembles.
Tip 2: Find the colors look best on you.
Analyze your skin tone and really think about what colors are flattering. (Ehow has a great article on finding your skin tone season.) Your reading glasses are (obviously) on your face and people look to your face first. Make sure you don’t wear a pair of glasses that make you seem pale or washed out.
Tip 3: Find the glasses that make you happy. I cannot stress enough the importance of loving your glasses. If you don’t like your glasses, your confidence levels won’t be as high as they could be. Find the glasses that fit your personality. Channel your favorite movie star and look for glasses similar to theirs. Whether you are 20 or 90, feeling confident in what you wear makes all the difference.
I hope this helps! You can find all the glasses featured here over at Reading Glasses Shopper.
Stacie Grissom is a writer for Reading Glasses Shopper where she writes about everything from reading sunglasses to glasses cases. As a lifelong glasses-wearer, Stacie believes that the perfect pair of glasses is a key to positive self-assurance. In her free time, Stacie loves to take pictures with her collection of old cameras, work on her DIY craft blog, and play with her three-legged dog, Bridget.
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