Glasses have come a long way since they were first mentioned in Egyptian hieroglyphics. The first true pair of glasses was not invented until the 13th century, and it appears that for hundreds of years they design of glasses has not changed much. Must of use are familiar with wired rimmed glasses that we associate with certain historical figures. Luckily, these days if you do need glasses you do not have to look like Ben Franklin or the monocle guy from the monopoly game-unless you want to. There is a great diversity in the types of glasses that are available and you can easily fit one that suits your personality and looks.
The Harry Potter Glasses: These round wire rimmed glasses are the ones we associate with historical figures, and more recently with a certain boy wizards. These are often someone’s fist pair of glasses, or often a default alternative if you just do not known what to get. Although they have been around for centuries, it is always a safe bet to go with a classic.
The cat eyed glasses: These womens glasses frames are shaped so that the upper edge goes out a little bit, giving an impression of a cat’s eye. These glasses are typically associated with the looks and fashion of the 50’s and 60’s. However the recent popularity of shows such as Mad Men, have brought these glasses, with a few modern twists, back to the height of fashion. They are ideal for someone seeking a unique look.
Thick rimmed glasses: In the past these has been referred to a geek glasses. These days they are one of the most popular styles out there. Many people no longer try to hide the fact that they need glasses, so these eye-catching designs have been popping up on celebrities on and off the silver screen. They are now well established in the mainstream and very popular with the younger crowd.
The professional pair: Many of us use glasses in order to look more professional in out carrier. One of the biggest “professional looks” is rectangular glasses in a wire frame. These seem to suit many different faces and styles and give off that smart and classy vibe. If metal frames are not your style, thin plastic frames will do the same job nicely
Aviator style glasses: This style of glasses is the personification of the 1970’s, but these days it is also a very popular summer sun glasses style. People in aviator glasses look like they can have fun and do not let the small things bother them. Since they protect so much of your face, you can also save a bundle on sunscreen.
Funky colors: It is not only about the shape of the frame of glasses that speaks volume, the color or pattern does as well. If you are happy with the shape of your glasses choosing a unique patterned frame (purple or cheetah perhaps) and give your look that new edge you may have been seeking.
By Shannon Heart, a fashion consultant. Her motto is “Everyday should be a FASHION day!” She provides advice on how to make any outfit pop with eye catching appeal.