When it comes to girls in glasses, opinion seems to be divided, those who wear glasses hate them and opt for contacts, those who don’t need them buy a pair just for fashion purposes, go figure? Maybe it comes down to the “you always want what you can’t have” mindset. Now, I’m not talking sunglasses, I’m talking the clear framed everyday glasses that you might need for short or long distance (or both). Teenvogue blogger Anna Cooperberg picked up on this trend and once said:
“Whether you have perfect vision or not, geeky frames look instantly chic – as far as accessories go, we give them a 20/20!”
Celebrities who have been spotted looking fab in their glasses include the likes of Lucy Liu, Avril Lavigne and Jennifer Aniston and it’s easy to see why people want to match their style.
So, the celebs are wearing them, high street stores are selling them alongside their other accessories but why? Well, they instantly add that ‘something extra’ to your face and there’s become a culture of geek chic which we as fashion followers are absolutely loving, everyone loves an underdog and being the kid with your nose in the books is finally cool! Plus, this isn’t a hard look to pull off, glasses can be relatively cheap to purchase and there are so many varieties to choose from that you are bound to find a pair that suits your face shape and skin tone.
What do guys think?
In a report done back in 2000 by the BBC, the general consensus was that people with glasses were considered attractive because they appeared to have the brains and the beauty. It really should be the case that those who are smart should be considered equally if not more appealing than others, because let’s face it who doesn’t like to meet someone who challenges us? But the overwhelmingly positive opinion that came back from this report was that, for those of you who need to wear glasses, this isn’t a turn off, but what about those of us who want to wear them for fashion purposes?
One blog post that really summed this up well for me was the “5 reasons I like girls with glasses” article featured on Hello Giggles. From a guys perspective the writer explained, glasses were an accessory that they would actually notice. Girls spend a lot of time matching their bag to their shoes to their jewelry and they look great together, but guys didn’t necessarily notice this as much as we might think. Glasses, on the other hand are on your face, and easy to spot, hence providing you are wearing a flattering pair, they are much easier to notice.
So, it looks like wearing glasses is no bad thing, so those of you who need to have no reason sweat. For those of you who wear them for fashion purposes, well, they might be a great way to grab that guys attention and if you feel comfortable in them and if they give you confidence then why not? Embrace your face!
This guest post was contributed by Holly Powell on behalf of Ted Baker glasses at Vision2You, a specs-tacular online glasses store!