Once upon a time, they were a tiresome necessity for an unfortunate few who would grind their teeth as they put them on to maintain clear vision – today, spectacles have become the most popular fashion accessory. The current hype surrounding the visual aid, which was once a subject of ridicule, has gone so far that hip contemporaries now wear spectacles fitted with plain glass lenses, simply because they want to be one of those stylish spectacle wearers. Even in Hollywood, spectacles have almost become a must-have accessory. The red carpet ceremonies are full of stars and starlets sporting the latest eyewear trends. But what is the correct way of using this accessory? It's actually very simple: anything you like goes. The shape of the spectacles naturally has to suit the shape of the wearer's face. In other words, the shape of the spectacles should contrast the shape of the face, rather than mimic it. For instance, a round face should be complemented with angular spectacles. Your trusted optician will be able to provide you with expert advice regarding the different options you have.
And although spectacles are yet another accessory to which the freedom of fashion applies – however, there are a few ground rules that should be considered to prevent your look from being too eccentric:
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