As a child or teenager, you may have hated being told that you have to wear glasses. For some people, those first few weeks of getting used to wearing them can cause a sense of dread. However, glasses have always had a fashionable side. Dating back to the 1880s, a style called pince-nez – small oval glasses which hung on a cord – were so fashionable that some people wore them despite the fact that they didn’t actually need to.
This remains a fashion today, though the styles have changed. Glasses are something which you have to wear daily, therefore you want to feel stylish in them and wear them proudly as an accessory to your outfit. However, the fashion of glasses, their shape, color, and size are changing all the time. This can be frustrating as you may want your glasses to last you a long time. There are some glasses, such as horn eyeglasses, which have stood the test of time. They came into fashion in the 1920s and are still widely worn today. Here are the top 4 timeless glasses shapes.
Horn rimmed glasses were originally made out of horn or tortoiseshell, hence their name. Nowadays, they are made from thick plastic to look like those materials. They are bold and stylish. They became particularly popular when comedian Harold Lloyd began wearing them in the 1920s. Historically they have also seen a rise in popularity in almost every decade since. This style is the definition of timeless.
Aviator glasses were originally only for sunglasses. They were developed in 1936 by Bausch & Lomb to protect pilots’ eyes while they flew, hence their name. They were then adopted by military personal and replaced outdated goggles. They were perhaps the first widely recognized and fashionable style of sunglasses and were re-branded as “Ray-Bans.” Nowadays you can find similar styles from many designers and companies and you can even use them eyeglasses as opposed to sunglasses. This is great news as they suit almost any face shape.
Cat-eye glasses were originally created in the 1930s and became especially popular when Audry Hepburn wore cat-eye sunglasses in the huge hit, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Since they have become increasingly widespread. They are elegant and a bit funky and come in various sizes, so you are sure to find some that suit your face. They have been popular throughout the ages and we don’t see them going anywhere any time soon.
Oversized Round Glasses
Oversized round glasses are noticeable as a fashion statement. From thin to thick frames, colorful patterns, or clear, it’s easy to find a pair to suit your face. As long as glasses have been around, round glasses have been available. From the 18th century to the 60s to modern-day, round glasses are probably the most recognizable timeless trend. Although they may get bigger and smaller and then bigger again!