Eyewear can reach iconic status when seen on the right person. The style is named among the trends of that decade, the style then becomes attached to the star that created the love for the look in the first place. Many people try to imitate the style but can never truly capture it as these stars did.
There any many frames that have now become more famous than the stars who wore them, here’s our top 4:
1. Tommy Chong’s round glasses, in Cheech & Chong
Tommy Chong, one half of the famous comedy duo Cheech and Chong, inspired hipsters and fashioniastas alike, after wearing these round spectacles in the 1978 comedy Up in Smoke.
The fun loving stoners became very popular during the 1970s and 1980s for their stand up and successful comedy movies. Decades after we are still inspired by the glasses of Tommy Chong, also seen on other legends such as John Lennon, who was most likely an inspiration.
These round retro spectacles can transport any hipster back to the days of Woodstock, with the reminiscent Infinity M8201 frame (seen below), or for a twist on the original these Univo U26 give the same vibe.
2. Lynda Carter’s work specs in Wonder Woman
Leading lady, Lynda Carter portrayed Wonder Woman as a woman who was as stylish as she was intelligent. She rocked these pair of oblong framed glasses, and many women hoping to emulate her style went out and did exactly the same. These statement glasses created the classy understated look that I am sure Wonder Woman’s alter ego was going for.
3. Tom Cruise’s Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses in Top Gun
Sunglasses never go out of style. Besides their main purpose of protecting your eyes from the sun, dust particles and pollution, these glasses give an air of cool, and will always be a classic.
So look no further than the man who gave Ray Ban the promotion of a lifetime with these classic aviators. Men all over the world (and women) copied Tom Cruise’s look, and you can definitely say the shades make the outfit.
We have a varied range of Ray Ban Aviators on our site, but on this occasion our choice has got to be the classic gold metal frame with crystal green lenses (seen here):
4. Audrey Hepburn’s Cat-Eye sunglasses in Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Audrey Hepburn’s fashionable character in Breakfast at Tiffany’s was and still is every woman’s epitome of style. A look that never went out of style, these types of shades became so connected to Hepburn that the shape of her glasses has been mimicked by almost every designer since, including Prada, Gucci and Givenchy.
So if you are looking to update your shades, or want to pick up your glasses game, these celebrities are a great place to start to help you pick out the best specs around. Have we missed out any famous specs? Let us know in the comments section below!