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

Your glasses just got a trendy makeover

By Shweta Gandhi  August 14th, 2017

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.

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Sridevi chose to wear oxblood-hued cat-eye frames which look regal on her. This pair can be classified as a “safe” option, but if Sridevi can wear hers with a tracksuit, imagine the potential that lies ahead for you.

Jacqueline Fernandez

Jacqueline Fernandez is another celebrity who joins the golden-glass tribe with her aviator-style frames. The best part? They complement every kind of face shape, and their versatility allows them to be paired with traditional and western wear alike.

Anushka Sharma

Cover girl Anushka Sharma wore these golden oval-shaped glasses in ELLE’s August issue, a clean contrast to her kaleidoscopic power suit. Choose a similar pair that will blend well with all of your outfits—whether it’s a maxi dress for daywear or an all-black ensemble for the night.

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.  

Derek Lam 50mm Optical Glasses, Rs 22,753

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Carrera Eyewear 52mm Aviator Optical Glasses Rs 12,342

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Kate Spade New York Tenil 52mm Reading Glasses, Rs 4,688

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Thom Browne Acetate Cat_Eye Optical Glasses, Rs 51,548

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56mm Aviator Fashion Glasses, Rs 827

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Round Clear Lens Glasses, Rs 669

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Lafont Saveur Cat-Eye Plastic Eyeglasses, Rs 22,365 (approx)

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Valley Ludwig Optical Glasses, Rs 12,752 (approx)

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Savile Row 18kt Warwick Harry Potter Eyeglasses, Rs 27,748 (approx)

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