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Fashion Glasses for Your Unique Tastes

Fashion is the way we express ourselves on the outside. Sometimes we choose to go with a trend and sometimes we may choose to make our own trend. Fashion glasses may have a clunky ancestor of unappealing lenses constructed out of desperation simply to allow someone to see but those days are gone. Designer eyewear is now being created which takes the wearer to a new sophistication and sexiness, unheard of in earlier generations.

Let’s throw a few iconic names around; Buddy Holly, John Lennon, Jackie O, Elton John, Roy Orbison, Woody Allen, Yves St Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld. These are giants of the last fifty years who realised glasses can not only perform their original function but also provide the wearer with the stamp of immortality. Actors, no strangers to creating their own distinctive image, have pounced on fashion glasses as vital to allow then to stand apart and indelibly stamp their own image on the minds of their fans. Consider Mike Myers as Austin Powers, Audrey Hepburn as Holly Go Lightly, Marilyn Monroe as PolaDebevoise in How to Marry a Millionaire, Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Tobey McGuire as Peter Parker, Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent, Matt Damon as Tom Ripley and even Robin Williams as Mrs Doubtfire and Dustin Hoffman as Dorothy Michaels. Would you still recognise these icons if they weren’t wearing their distinctive glasses? And I’m sure you’re not secretly asking “what’s wrong with their eyes? Couldn’t they afford corrective surgery?” Of course they could but these idols and creations realised the worth of being one of a kind and making their own fashion statement. What better way than highlighting the windows to their real and imaginary diverse souls by distinctive glasses.

Fashion glasses for women may have once only been props to be removed at the earliest convenience at the same time as their French twist was being untied in preparation for a passionate embrace. Only then, it was assumed could the woman’s beauty be fully expressed. Marilyn French got onto that one through the defiance of Mira in The Women’s Room and suddenly through the women’s movement, this false assumption was no more. Instead of remaining as some kind of shackle from achieving attractiveness, fashion glasses have now been acknowledged as accentuating a woman’s allure and able to drive men wild.

Fashion glasses for men were once thought of as little more than white canes for bumbling clerks, librarians and bank tellers. These poor souls were thought to be impotent to any attack if they didn’t have their black framed lenses to show them where to run from danger. But no one told Gregory Peck that as he donned the black frames spectacles to depict the amazing moral strength of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. And no one told Denzel Washington as he donned glasses to become the African American martyr Malcolm X. Men too have realised fashion glasses can be sexy.

Learn more about the author Natalie Swinton, today.