Skip to comments.Why Sunglasses Make Everyone Better Looking
Posted on 06/29/2014 7:24:46 AM PDT by Enterprise
There is, somehow, an instant attractiveness boost conferred by sunglasses. But why is it that covering up our eyes creates this effect? Believe it or not, there is an expert on the topic (it was the subject of her PhD), and UK professor Vanessa Brown explains the situation to Science of Us. The Guardian notes Brown's research spun out of her catching sight of her own reflection one daywalking into a supermarket in scruffy painting clothes but looking, she believed "quite cool," thanks to her sunglasses. That may be because, first of all, symmetry makes us look better, and sunglasses hide asymmetry around our eyes. They also suggest a more attractive bone structure: one that's "chiseled" rather than "soft."
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And here all along I thought it was to protect
your eyes from all those bright lights in those
smoky night clubs...
I don’t know about all of that, but it’s nice to always have something in front of your eyes, just saying.
I can’t see it.
Unfortunately round these parts, you can’t find a smokey night club anymore.
Yes. Wearing sun glasses opens up a WORLD of beauty.
Since I quit smoking and going to night clubs, I’m
out of the loop, also have cataracts so don’t need
sunglasses, it does make driving at night exciting
Yyyyeahhhhh. I think DWS would need a pair of sunglasses the size of her whole face.
Lord, that gal could eat corn through a picket fence...
I’ve always thought attractive people are LESS attractive with sunglasses, as you can’t see the eyes that help make them attractive. But what do I know.
There’s a lot of “asymmetry” in that photo.
You’d have to go to “asymmetry” to find a face as equally horrid.
I started wearing them because my future was so bright...then Obama got elected.
I believe that wasserman's face is more ass'o'metrical.
That broad clearly has no idea how to take care of curly hair, and I, for one, wouldn’t be the one to clue her in.
Hard to take anyone seriously who made wearing sunglasses the subject of her PhD.
That broad clearly has no idea how to take care of curly hair, and I, for one, wouldnt be the one to clue her in.”
Oh it’s not that bad. I heard she scrapes her pillow off once a week with a putty knife.
I read once that one reason movie stars wear sunglasses so much is that if they meet a fan they don’t have to worry about not seeming so interested in that person. It seemed weird, but it made sense in a way.
You know how nutty people are, they think Frank Sinatra should be a thrilled to meet them as they are to meet him.
It’s probably very nice, in a way, to be famous. But it does leave you vulnerable to crazy people.
LOL...ugh. Yep, you can tell that stuff is plastered down.
Probably true. I imagine if Liv Tyler met me she wouldn’t be nearly as happy to see me as I would to see her, and if she weren’t wearing sunglasses, it would sure as hell show!
I wear my sunglasses at night.
Do NOT light a match around that hair! You would need an oil rig disaster crew to put out the fire.
Yep. That’s EXACTLY what I look like when I wear mirrored sunglasses.
She should contact V. Stiviano for face covering tips.
She ain’t exactly Dorothy from Kansas is she!
I tend to agree with that. I have seen many people who looked much better without them.
I started wearing them AFTER Obama got elected.
LOL - she makes those SUN GLASSES look bad.
I think she pastes it down with mayonnaise or motor oil.
Her ugly goes bone deep and that includes her soul.
This is what she needed.
[Dorothy Michaels' screen test]
Rita: I'd like to make her look a little more attractive, how far can you pull back?
Cameraman: How do you feel about Cleveland?
What we have hear is a failure to communicate!
What we have HERE is a failure to communicate.
I know it wasn’t this guy that said that, and I wish the spell checker was better here at FR (
Boy does that woman need an orthodontist.......doesn’t she know they straighten adults teeth now?
I think the idea of the study/article is that sunglasses make “less than” attractive people look attractive. Or at least more attractive or less unattractive.
Those who are pretty attractive to begin with look fine with or without. The sunglasses can give definition to a face that might not have great bone structure. But absolutely nothing bets a pair of beautiful eyes.
Spell checker works well, you need a grammar checker... synonym use checker...correct actor checker...Hey, you should have just followed hidabeast's lead and used the reset button.
(Oops, pulled the "post" trigger too quickly on Rex. This never happens to me, honest!)
The glasses hide ugly.
That’s the truth. The best makeover in the world couldn’t improve that black heart.
Yeah, but should probably double bag that one.
If I would just slow down, I wouldn’t make as many mistakes... that’s the real answer — RESET SIOUX NOW TO 33 RPM!!!
Believe it or not, there is an expert on the topic (it was the subject of her PhD), and UK professor Vanessa Brown explains the situation to Science of Us.
That’s a better job than the scientist who studies Neanderthal poop.
I think it's safe to say that Frank Sinatra
would be totally thrilled to meet me.
When you're dead, it would be a thrill to meet anybody.
For actors, sunglasses evolved into a way to hide from fans, but that’s not why they started wearing them.
The earliest movie set lighting was electric rather than incandescent, and it was incredibly hard on film actors’ eyes, rendering them red and sore. The glasses both hid the redness and helped with the resulting photosensitivity to the California sun.
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