For as long as I can remember, glasses have been very uncool. They have been accompanied by geekdom in the world of fashion. Wearing glasses is like wearing an imperfection on your face for the world to see. Okay, maybe not that dramatic. When I was younger, glasses definitely weren’t cool, chic, or trendy. So wearing my glasses was something I was ashamed to do. Recently, glasses have changed from “Steve Urkel” to stylish!
In the last few years, glasses have made a turn for the better. In 2006, glasses were suddenly hip. Thick, chunky, dark rectangular frames were the rage, especially if a nice brand name was attached to the frame. Those were wore contacts before weren’t so ashamed to strut in their cool glasses. Nowadays, giant round horn-rimmed glasses seem to everywhere!
There’s more to it. Glasses have become so popular that people who don’t need to wear glasses buy the frames just for the look. While doing research for this post, I came across a few people who didn’t like the idea of this. “I find it a bit offensive. It’s kinda mocking a handicap. To me, it’s a bit like an able-bodied person using a wheel chair because it’s ‘fashionable’ to be paralyzed,” wrote one poster. Now I wouldn’t take it the same extreme as saying they’re close to mocking the handicap, but the undertones are sort of similar.
Lovelies, what do you feel on the matter? Have glasses become just another accessory?