Should You Wear Glasses or Contacts?
Once you have sorted all the practical issues in the battle between glasses and contacts, it is time to consider an important question: which looks better on you? Glasses have an unfair reputation for appearing geeky, but in recent years they have become more fashionable. Don’t automatically reach for your contacts when you get dressed in the morning; you will often find that glasses look better.
It is a good idea to have both glasses and contacts on hand, even if you have a strong preference for one or the other. You may sometimes find that your outfit is bereft of accessories, and having a pair of glasses on hand is an easy fix. Glasses also make you look smarter, so they may be beneficial for your image at the office or when going to an important meeting. Other times, for example if you are trying out a new street style look, you may find that you look tragically geeky with glasses in the mix, and it is time to switch to contacts.
There are very few men that look worse in glasses. It is just a matter of finding the right style for your face. Perhaps most people have never found the right style, which would explain why the majority of those needing glasses opt for contact lenses. Most men look good in a basic thick-rimmed, black pair of glasses. For the more fashionably adventurous, try frames with a vintage aesthetic. Horn-rimmed glasses make a style statement; definitely worth wearing if they suit you. Avoid clear-rimmed or wire-rimmed glasses, these are dated and do not look good on anybody. If you are going to wear glasses, make it a statement and go with noticeable frames.
If you are slightly lacking in the handsome face department, you may find that glasses greatly improve your look. It seems counterintuitive, but a nice pair of glasses can distract from your less appealing features. Glasses can give the illusion of bigger eyes, making you seem more attractive. Also, if you happen to have a mole or similar in a place that can be obscured by thick-rimmed glasses, it is even more incentive to go for frames instead of contacts. Just be sure that you have selected frames that suit you perfectly. Ugliness can be additive, so hideous glasses will do you no favors.
Glasses can make your eyes seem more prominent- but this is not always a good thing. If you have exceptionally wide eyes, you would be ill advised to wear glasses. You don’t want to look like you are all eyes and no face. Glasses can also lessen the appeal of an attractive pair of eyes. A pair of glasses puts distance (visually, not physically) between your eyes and the person gazing into them. So, if you think your mesmerizing eyes are your best feature, opt for contacts rather than glasses.
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About Natasha Abrahams Natasha Abrahams is a writer and journalism student from Melbourne, Australia. When she is not busy with being a principal writer on Weekendnotes or skipping lectures, she can be found emptying her wallet at the nearest shopping centre. You can read more from Natasha at: http://mensstyleandfashion.com/