How to Wear Eyeglasses in a Scene Fashion Style
In 2008, Taylor Swift brought eyeglasses to the fashion front when she made the video for her song. You Belong with Me. To look like a nerd, she wears giant, horn rimmed glasses. Instead of making her look geeky, it made her even more endearing and started a fashion trend that is still going strong today. Taylor was actually not the first star to make a fashion statement with glasses that are bigger than her face. In 1961, Audrey Hepburn changed the face of Ray Ban by sporting a pair of original Wayfarers in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Both of these women have been an inspiration to young woman and have influenced an interesting trend. Geek eyewear. Many stars have jumped on the "geek" bandwagon. When it comes to eyeglasses, geek is in! If you haven't already, it's time to get your geek on!
Breakfast at Tiffany's anyone?
Famous Spectacle Wearers
Let's not forget the Men in Black, the guys from CHIPS and Tom Cruise who wore their sunglasses better than most! And we can't discount Andy Warhol, Buddy Holly and Elton John. Each one brought his own style and made it okay to wear anything on or with your glasses. Sophia Loren not only wears glasses but has her own line of fashion eye wear. In fact, she was the first celebrity to have a fashion eye wear brand! Then there are those actors like Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Matt Damon who simply makewearing glasses hot! For women and men who don't like admitting that they are getting older, how inspirational was it to watch Meryl Streep slip on her "readers" to accept her Oscar?
Interesting Facts about Eyeglasses.
Did you know that....
- 75% of all Americans wear some form of corrective lenses?
- and 85% (about 144,000,000) of those people wear eyeglasses?
- Pirates wore gold earrings to improve their eyesight?
- Over 4 million pairs of glasses are discarded in the US every year?
- Contrary to popular belief, dim lighting will not hurt your eyesight.
- Wearing correction does not make your eyes worse.
Eyeglasses are in!
And for the most part, the bigger the better! Not only are young people getting into the craze of wearing non prescription eyeglasses as an accessory, but it has become a common addition to many interview ensembles. Although I have not been able to substantiate the fact, I have found none less than 20 articles stating that "studies suggest that job seekers who wear glasses to interviews are more likely to be hired than their 20/20 counterparts." Why? They are viewed as more intelligent and professional.To further substantiate this claim, as an optician, I get many inquiries on eyeglasses without prescriptions and have sold a number of clear eyeglasses with just anti-reflective coating. In addition to wanting them for interviews, many people are looking for them to improve their work status. One of my customers who is a court room attorney told me that she uses them as a prop. She takes them on and off, cleans them and puts one end in her mouth. She claims this distracts and disarms her adversaries as well as buys her some extra time. It also doesn't hurt that she picks glasses that enhance her looks!
"You go to school, you get a master's degree, you study Shakespeare and you wind up being famous for plastic glasses"~Sally Jessy Raphael
Do you wear eyeglasses?
Wearing nerdy well!
Never enough glasses
As you can see, there are many reasons to wear eyeglasses, including the original ones; to correct your vision or protect you from the sun. Just as eyeglasses have come a long way, so has our attitude about wearing them. Prescription eyeglass wearers are no longer being teased or made fun of like they used to be, instead individuals who don't need glasses are actually envious of them! That is only one of the perks of glasses now being "IN" So, the next time you need to go to an important meeting or interview, make sure you wear your glasses. If you don't need any, just buy a pair of clear ones. You don't want to miss out by being the only one without them. Glasses are like shoes. You can never have enough!
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