Function, Fashion & Fun
For a long time wearing glasses was seen as uncool and geeky which had negative connotations. People were ashamed and used to try to hide the fact they needed to wear eyewear to correct their vision. However wearing glasses are now seen as cool and the term geek is a huge fashion trend. People that do not even need glasses are wearing oversized frames for that geek chic look. Some fashionistas are even buying frames but wearing them without the lenses or with no prescription to simply to make a bold statement.
Geek glasses are a popular trend all over the world that both men and women from any age are adopting. There are many styles and different designer eyewear brands are creating models such as thick or thin frame, square or circular shapes and in wide range of colours. The most popular geek frames are the Wayfarer shape in black. The thick acetate frames are a massive fashion craze. The term ‘neek’ is a new word used by hipsters combining the words ‘nerd’ and ‘geek’ which is now a fun and cool thing to be. Instead of having to hide the need to wear glasses, they are now literally in your face for everyone to see.
Geek spectacles worn by Clark Kent, Superman, back in 1938 was the earliest time the nerdy look was seen on entertainment and noted as cool. The character of being a geek and wearing glasses transforming to a hero and being undeniably cool was a huge stepping stone and reason as to why this trend has become so hugely popular. Many celebrities are now seen wearing thick plastic frames, to make a fashion statement, this results to people following the latest trends and the sales in the nerdy style frames have soared.
The look has a retro look and is worn everyday to complete an outfit. Not only are they needed for function but they are now seen as a fashion accessory and appear in every magazine’s most wanted lists. When buying geeky glasses, prices range from high to low depending on what the brand has to offer. From four-eyed geek to chic, the glasses trend is now cool, sexy and stylish.