Brits feel cooler and more confident when they are wearing sunglasses


WEARING sunglasses is the ultimate way to feel cool, even if it’s not hot.

In fact, a poll of 2,000 adults saw 58 per cent claim that when the shades go on, confidence levels go up, and 62 per cent feel more fashionable when wearing a pair.


Sunglasses can be used for more than just blocking out the sunCredit: SWNS

Not only that but a further 15 per cent admit they feel safer behind shades, and a third like to use them to avoid eye contact.

But 12 per cent feel glamorous and more than one in 10 even claimed donning a pair of sunglasses makes them feel a little bit famous.

Over half think those who are wearing sunnies exude more confidence than those who aren’t too.

And more than six in 10 feel more stylish and fashion forward when wearing a pair.

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The research, commissioned by Vision Express found 34 per cent use shades to protect their eyes from debris, but 30 per cent admitted to wearing them to make themselves look better.

Some of us even use them to hide our emotions, with two fifths of those surveyed admitting they’ve used them this way.

Other key reasons to hide behind sunglasses include covering wrinkles and to get more sex appeal.

As a result, nearly four in 10 who wear sunglasses always take their shades with them before leaving the house.

Other inspirations when choosing sunglasses include the price and the safety aspect of wearing them.

It also found 35 per cent find sunglasses wearers more attractive than those who do not wear them.

And when they have them on, 34 per cent feel more comfortable socialising in groups with 29 per cent feeling photogenic and 18 per cent even flirt more with the opposite sex.

The study carried out via OnePoll revealed the top sunglasses wearing film stars – with Tom Cruise’s character Maverick from Top Gun coming first.

Other memorable sunglasses wearing movie characters include Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast in Tiffany’s, Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi in Blues Brothers, and Patrick Swayze’s Jonny Castle in Dirty Dancing.

Vision Express has teamed up with UK TV presenter and football pundit Gary Lineker to recreate some of the most famous sunglasses wearing movie characters, ahead of the launch of its new collection on 27th April 2022.

Gary Lineker said: “It came as no surprise to me that over half nation feel more confident with sunglasses on.

“There’s a feeling and swagger you get when you put on your favourite pair, whether it’s on the golf course or to complete an outfit.

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“It was great fun recreating all these sunglasses movie moments as these iconic characters ooze confidence in every scene.

“I love my classic cars so I especially like the classic car we shot while recreating Cliff Booth from Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.”

Loads of us feel so much cool when wearing a pair of sunnies


Loads of us feel so much cool when wearing a pair of sunniesCredit: SWNS
Gary Lineker recreates Tom Cruise's iconic character Maverick, from the 1986 film Top Gun.


Gary Lineker recreates Tom Cruise’s iconic character Maverick, from the 1986 film Top Gun.Credit: SWNS
Leonardo DiCaprio's iconic character Jordan Belfort, from the 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street was another classic shadeswearer


Leonardo DiCaprio’s iconic character Jordan Belfort, from the 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street was another classic shadeswearerCredit: SWNS


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