For most Indians, Raj and Simran have been love goals. A whirlwind romance that beats the odds to ensure their happily ever after – who can’t help but fall in love with this Bollywood classic! We can say the same for Charles and Carrie with their will-they-or-won’t-they chemistry that has us all on the edge of our seats. Whether we have a fairytale romance or find the great love of our life one thing is for sure – it was love at first sight with the iconic eyewear from these equally iconic romantic movies. This Valentine’s Day, forget the chocolates, roses, and overrated dinner date at a fine dining restaurant – we say, stay in, stay safe, cuddle up with a loved one and binge-watch your favorite rom-coms in the eyewear inspired by these movies.
We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite eyewear styles that were made popular by romantic movies over the years. Starting, of course, with everyone’s most-loved movie of all-time…
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Raj + Simran = Relationship Goals. We don’t know about you, but for us, this is the ultimate rom-com and has us falling in love with it every time we watch it. But there’s more to love than love when it comes to Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. We’re talking about the trends it set – be it Simran’s all-white tie-up crop top and mini skirt or Raj’s black leather jacket. We’re talking about Simran’s oversized round eyeglasses on that iconic poster. Still very much in style, these oversized glasses are perfect for WFH and a romantic movie marathon on Valentine’s Day.
Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Who can forget that infamous opening scene as Holly steps out of the taxi and walks towards the Tiffany & Co. window, eating her croissant and sipping on coffee looking absolutely gorgeous! That black evening dress, pearl necklace, and of course those cat eye sunglasses made us fall head-over-high heels in love! Add a little of this classic romantic film into your Valentine’s Day with a timeless cat eye pair of sunglasses as you share a cup of hot coffee with your beau. P.S.: Don’t forget the pearls.
One of the sweetest movies ever made, The Lunchbox is a story of fate. The look on Saajan’s every time he reads Ila’s letters is priceless. The movie shows us that it’s okay to choose your happiness over societal norms. While the movie isn’t known for its fashion, we couldn’t miss out on one accessory that added to the charm of Saajan – the sleek metal rectangular eyeglasses. These eyeglasses took center stage at every lunch scene, and could possibly be the one to complement your office wear.
Not all fairytales start with a love-at-first-sight romance, some start with a slow incline and end with fireworks. For everyone the most memorable thing about this movie is the line “Show me the MONEY!”, but for hopeless romantics like myself, it will always be – “You had me at hello.” While for fashionistas and anyone with an eye for style it’s of course those jet black sporty sunglasses worn by the man himself, Jerry Maguire.
While not a boy-meets-girl type of story, it is a romantic film nonetheless and is about learning to love yourself and your life, flaws and all! What we do love about this film are the refreshing storyline and absolutely fabulous eyewear choices. From classic round sunnies seen on Jug to cat eye frames as flaunted by Kiara – there’s so much to love!