Sonam Kapoor and Anushka Sharma on how to pull off glasses like a style icon

In the ’90s, glasses were the trademark accessory of the geek, as stereotyped by movies and TV shows. Greasy hair and braces usually completed the trifecta of unattractiveness associated with spectacles. You might as well have painted a giant bullseye on your back for the school’s bully to find you (or was that another stereotype we took as gospel truth)  

Luckily, fast-forward to 2017 and you’ll spot stylish Bollywood celebrities like Sonam Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez amongst others proving that reading glasses can be fashionable, as well as functional. The trend seems to be veering more towards oversized frames in golden tones that exude a clean, minimal vibe. The metallic hue gives it a versatile look, ensuring it can be styled with both traditional wear and western wear.

If you’re looking for inspiration, these Bollywood style icons are serving up plenty of spectacled sass.

6 celebrities who are bringing geek chic back

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9 fancy eyewear you need to own

Photos of Sonam Kapoor rocking her leopard print sunglasses giving you inspiration to upgrade your look? We’ve rounded up 9 pairs to help you narrow down the options.  

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