Eye Glasses, Sunglasses & Eye Wear Guide
Eye Glasses, Sunglasses & Eye Wear
Sunglasses are a great way to express yourself. They say a lot about who you are. In fact glasses in general aren’t just for seeing better anymore. In the military the standard issue glasses were called “BCGs” (Birth Control Glasses) because they made you look like a dork. However, that style of glasses is actually becoming very popular in today’s trending culture. Your style of eye glass wear can set a lasting first impression.
There are many benefits to wearing sunglasses. They protect your eyes from harmful Ultra Violet rays, UV Rays. They can help prevent squinting which causes wrinkles around your eyes. And you can choose from many different styles and shapes to match a great looking outfit. Sunglasses can frame your face and actually make you more attractive. They can also hide emotion, people wear them to hide sad eyes. Sunglasses can also give you sense of confidence. Glasses and sunglasses can be empowering.
There are many styles and shapes of glasses and sunglasses to choose from. You can choose your lens color and lens shape. You can choose the shape and color of the frame of your eye glasses or sunglasses. You can eve choose glasses with some bling on them. Shiny metal frames, gold frames, pink frames even multi color frames can be had. There are also many colors and tints of lenses. Remember Tom Cruise in the movie Top Gun? Nothing says “cool pilot look” then a nice pair of shiny, mirror tinted Aviators.
Before, many people who had to wear prescription lenses and glasses used to get fit for contact lenses because they felt wearing glasses made them look less attractive. You will see today there are people who do not need prescription glasses buying glasses just for the look. You can create a persona and actually influence how people perceive you just by the style of eye glasses you wear. Wearing glasses has become a fashion trend and an acceptable accessory to create a certain look and feel.
So how do you choose the style of eye glasses or sunglasses that is best for you? A simple way of deciding what style of eye wear would fit you best depends on the shape of your face, hair color and even the length of your hair. We can generalize our face into roughly 7 different shapes; Oval, Oblong, Round, Square, Heart, Triangle or Diamond.
For the oval face, faces with fairly balanced features, most frames will be a good match. Try to stick to square, rectangular and geometric shapes which add some contrasting angles to your mild curves. Some famous people with oval shaped faces are Jessica Alba, Jennifer Aniston and Victoria Beckham.
For the oblong shaped face, faces with angular features, such as high forehead, longer nose and high cheek bones, select taller style frames. Frames that will give the impression of decreased length of your face and increase the width. Look for broad or wide eye wear with accenting at the top or decorative side temples that add to the width. Some famous rectangle shaped faces are Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker.
For round faces, faces who’s width and length are about the same proportion, select frames that bring out the features in your face. A more rectangle and wider style will make your face look narrow and thin. Choose frames that draw people’s eyes to the top of your face. Some famous people with round faces are, Kate Winslet, Drew Barrymore and Penelope Cruz.
For people with square faces, faces with a strong jaw line, square chin and forehead, try more oval or round shaped frames bringing attention to the center of your face. Some famous square faces are Sandra Bullock, Geena Davis and Demi Moore.
For people who have heart shaped faces, faces with a broader forehead, narrow cheek bones and a slim chin, choose frames that are more bottom heavy adding some width to the lower portion of your face, you want to attract people’s eyes to the lower portion of your face, softening your forehead. Some famous people with heart shaped faces are, Reece Whitherspoon, Ashley Judd and Jennifer Lopez.
For people with Triangle, faces that have a narrow forehead and broad, square jaw line, you want to look for frames that are accentuated at the top to balance your strong jaw line. Possibly semi-rimless glasses, with heavier tops. Some famous faces with triangle features are, Minnie Driver, Kathy Ireland and Michelle Pfifer.
For people with diamond shape faces, faces with dominant cheek bones and narrow at the forehead and chin, look for a cat-eye style and semi rimless that bring attention to your great cheek bone structure. Some famous diamond shape faces are, Scarlett Johansen, Kate Bosworth and Madonna.
So there’s your good start to selecting a great pair of eye wear, whether prescription glasses or sunglasses, to become whoever you want to be. You may want to look at best selling sunglasses and frames, easy fits, aviators, wayfarers etc… brands like Prada, Ralph Lauren, Ray Ban, Gucci, Dolce & Gabana, Oakley, Barska, Maui Jim, Giorgio Armani, Persol and many more from places like Sunglass Hut and Frames Direct.
Just to recap, if your looking to change your appearance, make a statement or even change your mood, a good style of eye glasses or sunglasses can set the tone. You’ll get more flirty looks, attract more positive attention and just look great in general.
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