We change our clothes, our hairstyles, and even our make-up, but we often forget about updating our glasses. Glasses are one of the fastest and most dramatic ways look more youthful and modern.
At the moment bigger, heavier more funky glasses seem to be the trend, but there’s also room for any glasses that look unique and different. Here’s who’s wearing what and some tips on how to look fabulous in glasses over 40.
1. Wear the Right Frames for Your Hair Color
Brunettes look fabulous in darker colored frames like black and brown. Blondes shine in lighter frames or rimless frames. Light brown haired gals and redheads have the most flexibility. And of course, anyone can wear colored glasses like red or blue as statement makers.
2. Wear Lipstick with Your Glasses
A dash of lipstick puts things in balance and makes it look like you are wearing your frames, and they are not wearing you! Imagine how washed out Oprah would look in these heavy frames and pale lips? Mascara and eyeliner also work wonders to accentuate any frame.
3. Use Glasses to Play up your Best Features
Kathy Bates has blue-green eyes which is why these blue-green frames are an excellent choice. The cat’s eye shape has a vintage vibe.
4. Let your Glasses Reveal your Fashion Personality
Iris Apfel loves everything big, bold and eye-catching. Her huge round fashion glasses go with her wild clothes and accessories. Small, rimless glasses would be lost. Go with one style as your signature look or mix it up and have different frames for different looks.
5. Match your Glasses to Skintone
If you have cool skin with pink undertones, choose silver, black, pink, purple, blue, mauve, gray, and dark tortoise frames. If you have warm skin with golden yellow undertones, choose light tortoise, gold, honey, beige, olive green, and brown shades. These glasses on Diane Keaton have a retro 60’s John Lennon feel.
6. Pick Frames that Complement Your Face Shape
Try on frames that will contrast with your face shape to balance you out. If you have a long face, a more rounded frame will be best for you. I love these on Jamie Lee Curtis.
7. Update Often
Glasses are considered cool these days and you’ll find many stars wearing the latest and newest. Pay attention to trends, do a glasses check-up every year. A new pair of frames can make the difference between looking fabulous and looking frumpy at any age.