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How to Choose the Perfect Glasses That Are Just Right for Your Face

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You have probably heard the saying that, “Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.” This was spoken by a woman named Dorothy Parker. She was a critic and an author. I’m sorry to have to say it, but Dorothy’s advice is no longer valid. All you have to do is look at beautiful celebs such as Demi Moore, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta Jones, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Garner, Raven Simone, Alicia Keys, and others to know that. These celebs opt to wear eyeglasses and they certainly aren’t lacking for gentlemanly attention.

Wearing eyeglass is the cool thing to do and it isn’t just the female celebs who are proudly donning eyewear either – male celebrities such as Drew Carey, Jamie Foxx, Brad Pitt, Richard Gere, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Eddie Murphy, and others are wearing eyeglasses, too. And, no one doubts that these gents have plenty of female companionship!

In today’s world, almost anything is possible — and that includes getting your eyes fixed so you don’t have to wear eyeglass. However, in a world that does have LASIK eye surgery available, and the option is available for people to get around the need for glasses, it doesn’t go unnoticed when people opt to forego it, especially celebrities. After all, celebrities, being the trendsetters that they often are, have made it cool to wear eyeglasses again. Celebs such as Elton John, Bono, Ozzy Osbourne, Whoopi Goldberg, and even politicians like Sarah Palin have made wearing eyeglasses part of their public persona. In fact, they are widely recognized by their glasses and often imitated.

Decades ago glasses were huge and bulky and wearing them could seriously damage your reputation and get you labeled as a nerd or geek. No doubt this is where Dorothy’s advice stemmed from. But today, glasses are almost too cool for school. Where the majority of eyeglasses were at one time very basic, the eyeglasses that are marketed today present a variety of styles to the consumer and are now somewhat of a fashion accessory.

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Eyeglasses are as much an accessory to celebrities as shoes, hats, jewelry or purses. In fact, many celebrities wear glasses when they have perfect vision. They just have non-prescription glass placed in them. Why? They wear eyeglass for their aesthetic appeal. Fashion designers like Dior, Cartier, Dolce and Gabbana, and Calvin Klein have all made quite an impact on the eyeglasses being worn by celebrities and those same glasses or knock-off imitations are available to you.

While Dorothy may have known or stuff and been correct at the time she made her quote about men, passes, and girls who wear eyeglasses—today’s celebrities have helped make her statements nothing more than an old-fashioned myth. So, if you are one of the many women out there who need your glasses, wear them proudly!

Tips for choosing the right glasses for your face

There are many different colors and styles of eyewear available. Find some face furniture that truly accents your style, personality, and face shape.

1. Women with round faces should avoid eyeglasses that are round. Opt for square or rectangular shaped eyewear that is a bit wider than your face.

2. Women who have rectangular or square shaped faces should opt for eyewear that is oval or rounded. Look for eyeglasses that have soft edges.

3. Women with narrow faces should opt for eyeglasses that are wide such as round glasses or rectangular glasses.

4. If your eyes are set far apart, opt for glasses that have a dark nose bridge. If your eyes are close together, opt for glasses that have a light-colored, narrower nose bridges.

5. If you are opting for prescription sunglasses, too, choose a pair that is ideal in shape, but neutral in color. This will help to ensure that the pair you choose will work with your wardrobe, no matter the season.

When in doubt about which eyeglasses look the best on you, always bring a friend along that will be honest with you. If no friend is available, take some pictures of yourself wearing a few different styles of glasses on your cell phone. Go home and think about your decision and/or show the pictures to someone who will give you an honest opinion.

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