Thursday, October 30, 2008
Sarah Palin's Glasses
Few things have garnered as much attention lately as Sarah Palin's wardrobe. From the cost of outfitting her to look like VP material, to the style of her glasses, she has constantly been in the public eye. One thing that is certain is that, whether we agree with her politics or her personal choices, we sure do like her style!
Sarah's drilled rimless glasses have sparked a trend in eyewear that is leaving companies like Silhouette with backorders a mile long. Her sleek, rectangular glasses convey authority and are the perfect choice for a vice presidential nominee. But the real reason they look so fabulous on her is that they flatter her face shape.
If you've been thinking about adding a pair of rimless glasses like Sarah's to your wardrobe, make sure you are making the right choice. Palin's glasses look perfect on her face because they mimic her face shape. Her face is square, and glasses that echo the angles of her face are going to be the most flattering. If your face is more rounded or oval, eyeglasses that are rounded or oval will be the most flattering on you. The key is balance. If Sarah's frames were perfect squares, they would put emphasis on her square face and make it look even more square. Since she chose frames that are rectangular, that have the same angles but are elongated, she has created balance in her face. I'm not sure if it's the style women want to emulate, or just the sheer perfection of these frames for her face. When you ensure that you get the best frames for your face shape, you'll create the the same kind of effect.