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What type of glasses are celebrities wearing?

Glasses can enhance our best facial features and practically change the way we look. However, deciding what styles you like and which suit you best isn’t easy.  

Luckily, it’s a new year, which means new eyewear trends! The best way to keep up to date with what’s hot and happening is to look at what glasses celebrities are wearing. 

Whether you're looking for new prescription frames or a pair of gorgeous sunglasses to spice up your style, you’ll find the inspiration you’re looking for (no pun intended) here. 

Cat-eye glasses

This retro style is absolutely gorgeous and never goes out of style and with its statement look, how could it? Vintage cat eye glasses always look effortlessly chic and suit virtually all face shapes. With triangular tips, these frames will definitely accentuate a defined jawline and highlight the arch of your brow. 

When it comes to celebrities who don cat eye style glasses, you’ll notice that almost every celebrity has tried out this style at some time or another. 

Thick-rimmed frames

This style may have been considered geeky once upon a time, but today celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Roberts have made these frames uber-stylish. 

These glasses have an angular style which makes them great for those wanting to sharpen the look of their facial features. While the most popular shade for these thick-rimmed glasses is black, you can always opt for grey, navy or brown if you want to create a softer look. 

Aviator glasses

Aviators have been made iconic by numerous celebrities over the years, such as Stevie Nicks and Tom Cruise, and it’s unlikely that they’re going anywhere any time soon.

These frames will bring an adventurous and sporty feel to your look. However, if you want to make a statement, then go for an oversized or reworked pair of aviator frames. 


Inspired by the renowned John Lennon, the roundup-style frames work well for sunglasses and prescription glasses. With the soft, round edges, these frames look great on those with a more angular-shaped face. 

When it comes to celebrities wearing roundup frames, you’ll often see Jennifer Lawrence sporting these retro-glam glasses. 

Wireframe glasses

If you follow celebs like Emily Ratajkowski or Katy Perry, you’ll have seen them wearing these lovely delicate frames. 

If you opt for these thin frames in a metallic colour, people won’t even notice that you’re wearing specs. Do keep in mind that these frames are not incredibly sturdy, so they’re not the best choice for anyone who has to wear strong prescription lenses. 

What type of glasses are celebrities wearing?

Acetate frames

Acetate frames are going to be big this year, and celebs such as Zoey Deutch and Alex Stedman have been seen wearing these glasses.  

These acetate frames look stunning with a clear or pastel-coloured frame. This also makes them ideal for oversized glasses as the translucent frame will bring an element of daintiness to the look. 

Three things to consider when choosing eyewear

When it comes to choosing the right frames, you need to consider several things such as the shape of your face, what colours suit you and much more. If you think about these three aspects when choosing your eyewear, you’ll definitely end up with a pair that you love. 

What type of glasses do you want and why?

This may seem like an obvious pointer - you know whether you’re getting glasses to help with your vision or whether they’re just going to be a new fashion accessory. However, you do need to think about this as some of the on-trend eyewear worn by celebrities are great for those who need to maximise their vision. However, other styles, such as the wireframe glasses, are not ideal for those who need thicker, stronger prescription lenses to correct their visual impairments. 

Over and above that, you’ll also need to decide between sunglasses and spectacles. If you’re looking for sunnies, you should ideally get glasses that are polarised and offer UV protection. 

What shapes suits your face?

When choosing glasses, you want a pair that will accentuate and flatter your best facial features. 

Square and rectangular glasses with bold clean lines tend to suit people with round or oval faces better, whilst the opposite can be said for people with square-shaped faces. 

Those with a heart-shaped face are lucky as most styles of glasses will suit them. However, oval shapes - like with aviators - tend to look the best.

Lastly, people with a triangular face will want to get glasses that mirror the face's shape. So glasses with a mix of round and angular shapes are good, such as cat-eye and aviator-style frames. 


When it comes to choosing the colour of your glasses, you’ll want something that suits your colouring (hair, eyes, skin tone) as well as a colour that goes with the clothing you typically wear. 

Black is always stylish, whilst transparent frames are great if you don’t want your specs to be noticeable. Blues, greys, browns and other neutral tones also work well for glasses.

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