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22 Famous Eyeglasses Styles Worn By Celebrities

June 11, 2019

Iconic Eyeglasses
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Imagine this- you walk into a hot new salon and take a seat in a fancy chair. The stylist introduces herself as “Tiffany with a ‘ph””, and asks you what you want today. You reply with “The Rachel”, and all she can offer is a blank stare. What would you do?

What you should do is walk out on “Tiphany” and find someone who knows what she’s doing. You not only need someone who is familiar with Jennifer Aniston's signature ‘do, you need someone who is going to tell you if it’s a fit for your bone structure.

What the heck does that have to do with TimeToShade? The fact is, buying eyewear online can be intimidating. It’s really easy (and expensive!) to walk into LensCrafters and find some frames that look really good on your face. Online, you sometimes have to use your imagination a little bit.

That’s why we put together this guide. We’ve created some especially whimsical categories of eyewear (“Nerd Glasses”, “Clark Kent Glasses”, etc.) that are all just a click away. Additionally, we’ve done some research on which type of glasses complements which type of face, so we can hopefully help you avoid buying something that’s going to end up highlighting all of the wrong things.

Read on for our advice...

Harry Potter Glasses

Daniel Radcliffe as "Harry Potter"

“Harry Potter” frames are certainly distinctive. The eyepieces are perfect circles while the temple arms and the bridge all meet the eyepiece very close to the middle. This creates a look where the lenses are placed a little higher on the face vs. contemporary styles.

This look complements just about any face type and hairstyle. If you are going for an aggressively “nerdy” look, we recommend that go with a pair that would otherwise be a little bit too small for the front of your face. For example, if you typically wear a 54-18-135, shoot for something in the neighborhood of 52-15-135.

John Lennon Glasses

John Lennon - Lead Singer of "The Beatles"

This is hard to believe based on their disparate public images, but John Lennon wore glasses that were very similar to those worn by Harry Potter. The only difference is that, in Lennon’s iconic glasses, the temple arms did not hit the eyepieces flush. Instead, they had noticeable end pieces.

The impact of these end pieces is that the eyepieces are pushed a little closer to the middle of your face. The impact of this is an emphasis on your cheeks, so we recommend that customers with chubbier faces think twice before ordering these frames.

Steve Jobs Glasses

Steve Jobs - CEO & co-founder of Apple Inc.

Steve Jobs was famous for wearing the same outfit every day. According to his biography, he chose this outfit because he felt like he looked good, he was comfortable, and it allowed him to make one less decision every day. It’s a little ironic that the guy who wanted to avoid putting too much brain power into fashion decisions has been so frequently emulated, but that’s where we are.

Jobs’ glasses are very similar to John Lennon’s- they have big circle lenses with end pieces pushing the temple arms out a bit. However, there is one big distinction- he was known to have frame-less lenses.

The lack of frames on the lenses actually de-emphasizes the lower part of your face, so we comfortably recommend these frames for all face types!

Johnny Depp Glasses

Actor Johnny Depp

Nailing down "Johnny Depp" style glasses is a little tough. Depending on the year, he has been known to wear anything from tiny perfect circles to gigantic aviators.

Probably his greatest feat is pulling off the "tortoise shell" look, though. Plenty of paparazzi have snapped photos of him wearing this signature look.

Clark Kent Glasses

Henry Cavill as Clark Kent (Superman)

You might not have heard, but Clark Kent is actually Superman's alter ego. Superman actually has perfect vision, but to help throw people off the scent, Clark has been wearing eyeglasses since the character's introduction in 1938.

Although the character has spanned 80+ years and nearly as many actors, the "look" of the glasses is pretty consistently ordinary. They're almost always large (but not "oversized") black frames.

If you don't want your glasses to outshine you, "Clark Kent" style is the way to go.

Nerd Glasses

Robert Carradine as Lewis Skolnick in Revenge of the Nerds

Nerd glasses are kind of tough to define.

In movies, one thing that's pretty consistent with "nerd" glasses is that they are loud. In nearly every case, whether it's because of a taped bridge or out-of-place embellishments, the nerd's glasses are going to be more memorable than the nerd's face.

If this is the look you're going for, we recommend things like two-toned frames as well. Also, a little bit of tape on the bridge never hurts.

Hipster Glasses

Hipster Glasses

Hipsters are an interesting breed. Probably the best description that this author has read is that a hipster is a dumb, shallow person trying to pretend that he is a smart person ironically pretending to be dumb and shallow.

One thing that hipsters are not is inconspicuous. Every part of their look is intentionally calibrated to be just different enough to draw attention. Their eyewear is no different- if you're going for the hipster look, you need some oversized frames, ideally with extra-thick lenses.

Military Glasses

Joseph-Gordon Levitt as Edward Snowden

"Military grade" is kind of a funny marketing term these days. You have products in categories as disparate as laptops and barbecues advertised as "military grade", which is meant to evoke this idea of top quality.

However, if you were to speak to someone who has spent any time in the military, you'd probably have different thoughts. In reality, the military must source a lot of gear from the most competitive (read: lowest) bidder, so a lot of the stuff isn't going to be top-tier.

Eyewear is no exception. It has improved over the past few decades, but they eyewear issued to service members have historically been known as "BCGs" (Birth Control Goggles). Nowadays, service members can choose from a handful of extremely conservative choices.

Aviator Glasses

Singer-Songwriter Usher Raymond

Aviator glasses were, believe it or not, originally designed for pilots in 1936 by Bausch & Lomb. They have large eyepieces, which are designed to block as much light as possible from entering the eye from any angle.

Nowadays, they are worn by everyone from rock stars to athletes. They fit just about any face type, and look very good with mirrored lenses.

Smart Glasses

Smart Glasses

If you want to look smart, one of the easiest ways to really sell the look is by wearing glasses.

Specifically, you will want to wear glasses that have rectangular eyepieces and non-standard temple arms.

If you really want to sell the look, you can try only answering questions with questions, and asking everyone which symphony of Mozart's is their favorite.

Wayfarer Glasses

Singer-Songwriter Bruno Mars

"Wayfarer" glasses were originally created by Ray-Ban. The look is a very "swoopy" one, with large lenses and distinctive eyepieces that are larger at the top than the bottom.

Aside from the Ray-Ban branded glasses that we carry, we have a number of competitive styles that deliver a very similar look, sometimes at unbelievable low prices. Be sure to check these frames out.

Elton John Glasses

Singer-Songwriter Sir Elton John

Elton John is another celebrity who is not known for being subtle. He has been known to wear all sorts of glasses, but one look that he seems to come back to is basic frames in very "loud" colors, like the red frames pictured above.

Computer Glasses

Computer Glasses - Just add Blue Light to lens

If you are looking for computer glasses, you will want two things. First, you will want to be sure that you have blue light blocking. You can add that to any lens that you order from us.

Second, you will probably want large eyepieces. The larger eyepieces give you a wider field of vision, and therefore make it a lot easier to bounce from one monitor to another while you're working on the computer.

Fake Glasses

NBA Basketball Superstar Lebron James

What if you want to look smart, but unfortunately weren't lucky enough to have bad vision? There is an answer for you- non Rx clear lenses. We offer this feature with all of our frames at no cost.

As for the frames themselves, you're probably going to want to find something a little larger than normal, to really sell the look.

Rimless Glasses

Actor Robert De Niro with Rimless Glasses

As lenses have gotten more durable, rimless options have become more feasible, even at low pricepoints. A rimless frame has one big advantage over conventional frames- there is no obstruction at the top or the bottom of the lens.

Most rimless frames have simple, elegant temple arms as well, so nothing about the glasses will distract others from seeing your full face.

Michael Jackson Glasses

King of Pop - Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson frequently wore aviator sunglasses while in public. If you want to mimic that look on a budget, we recommend the frames above, along with a mirrored tint.

Marilyn Monroe Glasses

Actress and Fashion Icon - Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was known to favor "cat eye" style glasses in her heyday. That look is still around, and is surprisingly affordable from TimeToShade.

With these frames, we recommend clear, ultrathin lenses to complete the look.

Tina Fey Glasses

Actress Tina Fey

Throughout the run of "30 Rock", Tina Fey pivoted from "gross nerd" to "semi-elegant nerd", and her eyewear played a big roll in that transformation.

Her signature "elegant" look is a narrow red frame, which complements her hair as well as her complexion.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Glasses

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ginsburg also has an easily-identifiable look. She frequently wears a medium-sized pair of dark glasses, with standard eyepieces and nondescript temple arms.

To complete the look, we recommend an oversized black robe and a gavel.

Kanye West Glasses

Rapper Kanye West

You might not be crazy about any of his recent personal or political choices, but there's no denying that Kanye West is a musical genius. Even before life as a solo artist, he was a producer on some of the most influential albums of the past two decades.

His eyewear choices land somewhere in between genius and MAGA. He's been known to wear "stunner shades" (which we unfortunately do not carry), comically oversized aviators, and other extremely polarizing looks (pun intended). Probably the best look for Kanye is this pair of double-bridged aviators. It's loud enough that people won't forget that you like attention, but it's not so overstated that they will forget that you're a person.

Kim Jung Un

North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un

It is reported that Kim Jung Un has vision far superior to every else's. However, in between golfing perfect 18s, he has been seen wearing a number of different (probably just cosmetic) frames. His most famous look is a pair of tortoise-shell frames with standard temple arms.

We sell the same look at an incredibly low price.

President Donald J. Trump Glasses

45th President of the United States - Donald J. Trump

President Trump also likely has perfect vision, the best vision, really. However, because the liberal media insists on spreading FAKE NEWS about the president, including fabricating pictures like the one above with him wearing eyeglasses, we have a pair that could give you the same look.

To complete the look, we recommend a large red tie, red baseball hat, and spray tan.






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