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
Black works well with any hair color. In fact, black frames are the most commonly worn frames to complement grey hair.
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.
Ready to make a statement outside a classic frame? Go bold.
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.