The latest designer brand to sell glasses frightens me, I love them but well I can’t afford to splash out £200 on a pair of glasses that I’ll grow out of in a year. I love them now but they’re now like a fashion trend and fashion trends change; I’m perfectly content No I don’t think of glasses as a fashion accessory, that’s where sunglasses comes in my friend.
I was watching a recent video on Vogue’s Youtube channel featuring Susie Bubble where she was discussing her fashion show essentials and had an array of different glasses to pair with her outfits. This array of glasses sparked my questionable side: since when did glasses become a fashion statement? Obviously Susie needs glasses but what about those who don’t, I’ve seen increasingly that people are wearing them to complement outfits whilst those who actually need to wear them for sight impairments have to fork out the money to buy a pair of glasses (even if they are particularly cute).
Three years ago I would’ve shunned the idea of wearing glasses for more than the time I really needed to wear them. Now, due to glasses being paraded at catwalks such as Gucci and Max Mara glasses are no longer seen as a hinderence but a hip, cool fashion accessory. Did you know you can buy clear glasses for around £20?!! For those of you lucky enough to be long sighted you can even buy reading glasses in Primark for around £2; although who wants to do that when the fashion market for specs is so big? I won’t bore you with my myopic woes because I do actually love wearing glasses.
So whilst I find the whole ‘clear glasses’ thing slightly absurd I have to thank glasses becoming trendy because I can now wear mine with pride, no longer am I constricted to wearing them in the classroom but maybe even the whole day? Radical I know. I also see other people walking round school who probably wouldn’t sport glasses unless they were a fashion statement over a functionality. I have become reliant on my glasses for everyday use and I would be more upset if I lost them than my phone. Funny how glasses are medical devices that have been in use since the egyption times and yet I am more attached to them than my phone. For those wondering; no I would not opt for contacts – my glasses kind of make me who I am.
Do you wear glasses or if you don’t would you opt for fashion glasses? Let me know as I would love to know your view on glasses becoming fashionable.