September 9, 2015: Who can ignore the developing trend of spectacles also known as glasses, in the fashion world?
Before the mid 20th century, spectacles or eyeglasses only served medical purposes and were considered â€˜a fault in our styleâ€™. However, over time glasses have made their way into the runway, and now it sets as must have fashion accessory. Spectacles manufacturers are now bringing new, stylish and outlandish pairs of glasses to meet every different personâ€™s need. They come in different dimensions and colors to suit just the ethnic face you have. The pair of glasses you wear plays a prominent role in defining who you are and who you want to be known as by others.
â€œYou could have a great pair of shoes or a great suit, but people are first connecting with your face, so finding the right pair of glasses is crucial,â€ said designer Garrett Leight. Frames inspired by classics from the literary and film worlds are now ruling the fashion industry alongside very professional shapely ones.
Celebrities being the style icons of our fashion, have started making style statement with glasses.
Acetate frames are everywhere; they have enough variety to make a range of statementsâ€”serious with black rectangular frames, a touch of literary or preppy with tortoiseshell, while playful and outgoing people choose more colorful ones.
Women prefer contact lenses when it comes to formal wear whereas a pair of glasses never offends a man in suit.Colorful frames are perfect for daytime, with the casual wear outfits, however, if you are wearing a formal wear to an evening party its better to switch to muted frames.
These days, oversized frames also own their own space in the fashion kingdom. The bigger the better is one approach. Anne Hathaway wore her oversized dorky premiere of Rio and looked rather cute. The big frame accentuates her oval face shape, and the dark color contrasts finely with her extra pale skin tone. She knows what suits her best.
Glasses have become an essential part of the fashion closet, be it for medical purpose or dust protection or just for the look. It is very important that you choose the right color and design for your tone, face shape and mood. Hereâ€™s one joke about the fashion evolution of glasses.
By: Sumayea Binte Shafiul