The Hipster Glasses Trend

By Elisabeth Green | 2014/05/02 - 13:54:07

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Now wanted and loved but hated and repudiated in the past. I remember when people wore them during the 90's by mere necessity, due to nearsightedness, astigmatism, farsightedness and so many other causes. Those who wore them were often stigmatized and labelled as smartass nerds, failed to friendships and a focus of laughter and jokes. 

Well, these so called lame characters are now the coolest trendsetters by carrying those rimmed glasses in which the all new Hipster image is based on. They are a well established urban tribe today, copied by a younger audience that craves for an alternative with a modern character. It´s origins date back to the 1940´s, when the term Hipster referred to jazz lovers who were open to new ideas. Now, the concept has reborn, not as a profound subculture, but as a style that still defines a difference in attitude. Leaving aside the Hipster, the fact is that these rimmed glasses are increasingly becoming a must-have fashion accessory. They are a style option, even for those who do not necessarily need them. They become a way to get a different and very chic look.

Rimmed sunglasses are usually very flattering, but for those who opt for this style, it is essential to look and feel comfortable and not like they're doing a forced overstatement. Overall, rimmed glasses a great style accessory. What do you think? 
Beyoncé Knowles wearing hipster glasses
Beyoncé Knowles
street style look with hipster glasses
CC-BY/Giorgio Montersino
french style look with hipster glasses
street style look with hipster glasses
Kate Moss for Vogue Eyewear
Kate Moss for Vogue Eyewear
Luxottica Group
Kate Upton by Mario Testino for Vogue US
Kate Upton by Mario Testino for Vogue US, June 2013
Condé Nast
Jude Law for Vogue Eyewear
Jude Law for Vogue Eyewear
Luxottica Group
Modo for Phillip Lim Sunglasses
Modo for 3.1 Phillip Lim Sunglasses
Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2012
Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2012 Campaign
Tom Ford



  1. Imperfect Muse2014-07-02 01:57:52

    Nice post! love all the photos!

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