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Think You Can’t Pair Glasses with Formal Wear? Think Again
eye wearPicture this: you have a major event coming up and you've already picked out what you're going to wear. You have a beautiful ball gown or a formal tuxedo that has been sitting in your closet for months waiting to see the light of day. You know that even though you're going to look great, you won't be able to see without some form of eye solution. Immediately, your mind probably heads right to the idea of contact lenses because you fear that glasses won't go well with your formal outfit. However, that isn't the case.

About 42% of Americans ages 12 to 54 are nearsighted, so for many people eye aids are necessary, but that doesn't mean they are something to hide. Eye wear can easily be paired with any outfit no matter how formal or casual it may be. In fact, with the right eye for fashion, designer eye wear can be the focal point of your outfit. Before you get off track and take out your contact lens case, there are a few tricks to wearing eyeglasses with your formal outfit.

The first thing you should do is match your glasses to your dress or suit. This is probably the easiest way to pair your glasses with your outfit. In fact, it's what most people choose to do. If you have a beautiful little black dress sitting in your closet, pair it with some little black glasses. If your dress is a fun color like red or yellow, don't be afraid to further the statement piece with red or yellow eyeglasses. It won't look weird because it’s intentional, and it will look that way, too. You probably spent a lot of time in the eye specialist's or optometrist's office picking out the glasses, so don't let them go to waste!

If you're feeling bold, don't be afraid to make your eye wear the statement piece of your outfit. Instead of picking out a statement necklace or a pair of large and loud earrings, use your eyeglasses as your accessory instead. If you do choose to wear bold glasses with your outfit, make sure all of the other accessories you wear are simple. You want people to be drawn to your eyeglasses rather than your handbag or shoes.

If you like to wear makeup, consider going all out with your eye look while wearing your glasses for a formal event. Just because you're wearing glasses doesn't mean you have to hide your eyes. Make your eyes as bold as your glasses by drawing a bold cat eye or applying pops of color with eyeshadow.

If you're going to a formal event in the future but are worried about having to wear glasses, kick your fear to the curb and whip out your glasses anyway. Glasses can actually pair perfectly with a formal look, just as long as you do it properly. Take a look at the suggestions listed above when figuring out how to pair your eye wear with your formal outfit.