When I was diagnosed with far-sightedness, I was mortified. And yes, I use the term "diagnosed" because for a 9-year-old, that's what it felt like. Glasses = dork. Which is basically the worst thing ever.
I feared that I would be called Four Eyes, Froggle Goggles, Crazy Eyes, Metal Eyes ... the list goes on. Gosh kids are mean. It was a reputation savior when my parents finally caved for contacts in middle school.
Not sure if it's because I'm an adult or because specs have gotten much cooler in the last 20 years, but now I find them to be a pretty hot accessory. So nah, nah, nah nah, nah to all of you glass-free people. Who's the cool one now?
I like to credit the sexy spec phenomenon to Tina Fey. Before her, the only time that I can remember a celebrity wearing eyeglasses is when they're making a Starbucks run, kid on hip, in their pajamas, and looking pretty rough doing so (*cough* Britney Spears *cough*). Now celebs are being spotted out and about flashing their lenses, and I'm talking about the paparazzi's lenses here. Check out these 6 other celebrities who are donning glasses (and not while they're in their PJs):
Newlywed Hilary Duff looks absolutely adorable strolling the streets of NYC. And P.S. can I have that scarf?
Other than needing to gain a little weight, Tori Spelling is lookin' chic for date night with hottie hubby Dean McDermott.
Let's be honest here, Johnny Depp could wear a brown paper bag over his head and still be hot, so it's no surprise that he pulls off eyewear quite nicely. Very nicely actually. Yum.
I am loving Katy Perry's cat-eye glasses. They totally make the outfit. Without these sexy specs, the long tee and pants would just be blah.
Demi Moore may take dorky TwitPics in her glasses, but she shows that eyeglasses are versatile, pairing them with a super short, sexy dress.
Justin Timberlake has come a long way from his 'N Sync fashion days. Lately he's been rocking these thick-framed glasses, which make him look sexy, smart, and sophisticated.
Do you wear glasses? Are they a necessity or fashion accessory for you?
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