If you noticed a recent surfeit of nerdy glasses, it definitely has to do with horn-rimmed glasses. Horn-rimmed glasses are explicitly an eccentric style of glasses which in recent times have been re-emerging as a popular trend in eyeglasses. Originally made from either animal horn or tortoiseshell, these frames are commonly designed using thick plastic marbled to resemble a tortoiseshell. This style of eye frame dates back to the 1920s and is making its way back as one of the most sought after looks in the 21st century. Horn-rimmed frames tend to be thick and prominent in comparison to other full-rimmed glasses which is exactly why they gained immense popularity. Nowadays horn-rimmed glasses are a favorite amongst many celebrity, hipster, and geek-chic cultures.
Truth be told, there are a lot of frames out there that can be hard to style like colorful frames. While a pop of color on your eyes is a great style accessory, it might be difficult to match the color of your outfit without having your glasses clash. Fortunately, that’s not the case with horn-rimmed glasses. They have both a conservative shape and color which ensures that they don’t quite stick out as would say, a pair of super bright red frames. And if you’re wondering if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, it’s definitely a good thing that horn-rimmed glasses are relatively simple to style. If you’re still a little worried, don’t be, we’ll be taking you through a couple of different ways to style them.
Pairing your outfit with the right accessory is crucial if you want to look presentable. Similarly, eyeglasses also play an important role in one’s appearance. Picking the right frame for the right outfit and occasion is a must if you want to rock that look. Dressing up well boosts your confidence and that’s all we’re aiming for. So, without any further ado let us take you through some of the best, rimmed eyeglasses in the house and how to rock the look.
Suit It Up
Tie? Check. Suit? Check. Glasses? Check. Did you know that one of the classic ways to style a
a pair of horn-rimmed eyeglasses is with a suit and tie? Yup, that’s right. Horn-rimmed eyeglasses exhibit a rather debonair type of look, so it’s perfect for events like a formal party or a wedding and beautifully complements your clean-cut suit. You can opt for a pair of black or tortoiseshell frames. The reason being, these frames will perfectly match the rest of a black suit. For tan suits, black frames aren’t a bad choice either, but you might want to switch to a tortoiseshell horn-rimmed frame just to complement the lighter colored suit.
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Whether you’re a seasoned performer or someone who dances just for fun or as a way to bust some stress, wearing a pair of glasses that hinder your movements is the last thing you’d want. Dancers usually choose to go with contact lenses during their performances but if that is not an option for you, lightweight eyeglasses that are sturdy and strong like Lenskart’s Air Flex range is your perfect dance partner. They’re made of Ultem thermoplastic which makes them weigh just one-third of the weight of traditional plastic or metal frames. So, why not give these eyeglasses a chance? Pick one of your faves, and fly free like a bird.
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Jeans, Khakis And Colored Pants
Black rimmed glasses when paired with a pair of jeans, khakis or colored pants is a match made in heaven. When it comes to black horn-rimmed glasses, you basically have just two ways to style them i.e.,
- Blending the black frames with your outfit
- Contrasting colors
If you choose to blend your black horn-rimmed glasses with your outfit, it would mean that you’d have to opt for deeper shades in your outfit for example brown, gray or even blue for that matter. Doing so won’t make your glasses super pronounced, but they’d definitely be noticeable.
On the other hand, if you opt for contrasting colors for your outfit –you could pick a bright red or yellow V-neck top or sweater. Pairing V-necks and bright colors with a pair of horn-rimmed glasses is something you can’t go wrong with. And the good thing about wearing bright colors as part of your attire is that they will help your horn-rimmed glasses to stand out magnificently.
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