Top Trends Celebrity inspiration: Geeky glasses
From nerdy fashion accessories to acceptable even on the red carpet by the likes of director/producer Kiran Rao, glasses have come a long way.
And while every celebrity prefers a different style, shape, even colour, they all have one thing in common — the bigger the better.
Deepika Padukone recently stepped out an event in over-sized black frames that added a strict ‘school marm’ edge to her Pankaj & Nidhi sheath. At the same event, Shibani Dandekar’s messy braid and playful Namrata Joshipura jumpsuit got a serious boost with the addition of brown frames.
Not usually known for her style, Sonakshi Sinha did manage to impress in square black spectacles that set off her high cheekbones.
Preferring function over fashion are stars like Kiran Rao. Rao chooses classic slim frames that don’t aim to stand out as nerdy-chic but are a part of her personality.
4 pro tips to creating a spectacle
1. Hide an under-eye situation
Wear smaller frames if you suffer from puffiness under the eyes, advises Harvey Moscot of Moscot Eyewear. “The bottom of the rim will cover dark circles and fine lines.”
2. Make sure your make-up is flawless
“Lenses can magnify the eye area and draw attention to bloopers,” warns make-up artiste Jo Strettell.
3. Don’t let glasses and make-up compete
Wear simple frames with bold eyes and vice versa. And “curl your lashes so that they don’t hit the lenses,” suggests Strettell.
4. Keep your brows in mind
“Thick rims with thick eyebrows is too much going on,” says Moscot.