“Men don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses.” Really? Was that even a thing?
Wearing glasses is wonderful. Glasses are the piece de resistance of fashionable expression. Glasses can make your “look” into another look, entirely. Glasses can obscure your true feelings or make you look smarter or cooler than you actually feel.
I know a woman who calls herself an “optical slut,” with at least two pairs of glasses in her handbag, a few on her desk, in her kitchen and on her bedside table. Which doesn’t even prevent the occasional scream of: “Where are my f-ing glasses?”
The good news is the advent of fashionable and affordable reading glasses has grown exponentially. No longer relegated to the old people aisle at CVS, you can find great glasses from Bergdorf’s to the mini-mart, so many colors and shapes now available, without costing a fortune–the retroSPECtive just keeps getting better. (Or perhaps our eyes keep getting worse?)
Eyebobs just about started a revolution in readers when founder Julie Allinson was in need of readers and sticker shocked by the cost of a fashionable frame. Eyebobs are known for their colorful “personalities” and especially great as they are of “optical quality” which means your own eye doc or optician can custom fit your prescription into their frames. Also, Eyebobs and WarbyParker just started custom progressive lens programs, which means you can send them your progressive script and they will make the lenses for you.
Warby Parker ‘Louise Metal’ in Rose Gold, starting at $145
Ultra feminine hip-secretary
Warby Parker ‘Kimball Tortoise’, starting at $95
The frame is heavy but the colors are oh-so animal-friendly
Look Optic ‘Bond’ in Mustard, $68
They come in 8 colors but we love mustard for more than hot-dogs
Look Optic ‘Sullivan’ in Tortoise, $68
For when you “approach the bench counselour.”
Peepers ‘Brooklyn Bridge’ in Black, $21.95
Silent but preppy. So East Coast.
IZIPIZI ‘C Square’ in Navy, $40
And for fans of The Catcher In The Rye and all things cable knitted and smarty-pants, I can’t help but share these by Ipizi. Change it up with a pair in navy blue:
The Bookclub ‘Harlot’s Club’ in Deep Purple, $30
The Harlot’s Bed–what a name and what a statement! Nighttime reading and more.
Between the colors, stripes, and round shape – this pair is just as fun as it bookish .