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Glasses That Make You Look Younger

by Kara Keigan
Glasses that make you look younger

Have you had the same glasses for decades? If so, there’s a good chance your glasses are aging you.

As you get older, it’s likely you need glasses for function but that doesn’t mean you can’t opt for stylish eyewear that helps you appear younger. Ready to spruce up your specs with frames that add a bit of youthful exuberance to your look? I’ve gathered tips to help you get started.

Keep it classic

Gucci GG0093O

Gucci GG0093O

Black works well with any hair color. In fact, black frames are the most commonly worn frames to complement grey hair.

Armani AR7125

Giorgio Armani AR7125

Tortoiseshell is often seen as another classic frame to own. Glasses like these are timeless for a reason—they always look good. Opt for an enduring classic if you’re not sure which direction to go in. They are popular amongst all ages so they feel like an ageless option for those wanting to look and feel a bit younger.

Go bold

Jeff Goldblum bold glasses

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Ready to make a statement outside a classic frame? Go bold.

Tom Ford

Tom Ford FT5542-B 35710

For men, chunky black frames are a great way to appear younger. While going for thick or oversized frames seems like the opposite you should do as you age, the eye-catching frames actually speak for themselves.

Givenchy 0010

Givenchy GV 0010

Bold glasses may seem like a stark contrast for your face, but the large lenses are a great way to appear younger. Oversized frames take attention away from any imperfections you’re looking to hide. Not to mention, glasses that make you look younger also tend to be bold in color and thick in construction. Chunky glasses are exuberant and a more daring choice—something that definitely alludes to a younger style.

Is blue for you?

Blue Moschino MOS 561

Moschino MOS 561

If you’re looking for another way to go bold with glasses, blue frames will offer a younger appearance while making blue eyes pop. They also can offer the effect of makeup to emphasize and highlight the eyes. Always consider what looks best with your skin tone if you’re opting for colored frames.

Polo PH2083

Polo PH2083

While blue may seem like an adventurous choice, there’s nothing that makes you appear younger than a bold choice worn in confidence.

Work the shape

Oprah in cateye frames

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The type of frame should always match your face size and shape, but there are certain shapes that are more flattering than others for those looking to shave a few years off. Glasses with a downward swipe, like an aviator-style frame, can create an illusion of a sagging face. Looser cheekbones are the last thing you want if you’re trying to appear younger.

Kors MK3031Michael Kors MK3031 WYNWOOD

Instead, you’ll want upswept eyewear. Frame shapes like cat-eye glasses or upper half-rimmed frames create an illusion of lifted cheekbones. These glasses can visually lift the face making you appear younger.

Prada PR 53UV


Skip the rimless; go transparent

Rimless glasses are fine but minimal construction doesn’t do much to cover any wrinkles or baggy eyes. Because they are designed to be discreet, they take on a clinical appearance. Because of their lack of color, shape, and presence, they can have an aging effect on you.

Kors MK3032

Michael Kors MK3032 COCONUT GROVE

For a more contemporary take to the traditional rimless frames, try out clear frames instead. They offer a similar minimalistic look, but won’t automatically age you with an out-of-date style.

Kors MK4058

Michael Kors MK4058 CARACAS

Colored transparent frames can also work to brighten your face while giving you a stylish look. To add warmth to the face, try out a blush transparent frame instead. They still offer a brightening look while adding some warmth to the face.






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