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Best Glasses for Older Women


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Funky, Black Frames are Youthful
Best Glasses for Older Women

Evelina Khromchenko

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Just because you're a Woman of a Certain Age who wears glasses, you are not doomed to bifocals, glasses hung from chains around the neck and the pastel frames you bought for $40 back in 1988. Pick the right eyeglasses and frames and you could actually shave years off your look. Pick the wrong ones (or stick with the dated look you've adopted) and you can add years to your look.

In this slideshow, I share my favorite tips and tricks for choosing the right glasses for you, starting with Rule No. 1: black frames are universally flattering. Put a bad frame on magazine editor Evelina Khromchenko, pictured here, and she could actually look frumpy. But the frames she's chosen told us she's a classy, sophisticated woman who follows fashion trends. The frames are oversized and a bit cat-eye and look great on her. To get away with this look, keep jewelry and other accessories to a minimum.

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