21 Celebrities Who Look Really Different Wearing Glasses

Nicole Pomarico | Sep 24, 2019 Celebrities
21 Celebrities Who Look Really Different Wearing Glasses
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Glasses can change someone's entire face, and that goes for our favorite celebrities too. Although some celebs famously wear specks -- such as Tina Fey and Zooey Deschanel -- others don't typically wear their glasses at events or on the red carpet. So when they do, they're almost unrecognizable. For example: Justin Timberlake totally wears glasses, but we had no idea because the iconic former boyband member we know and love doesn't usually sport them on stage. Either way, he's definitely still one of our big celebrity crushes.

For some, glasses are simply a fashion statement, whereas others require them to see and read -- just like many people. And yes, we've seen all these folks in sunglasses, but glasses glasses are a different ballgame. It's kind of fun to see these stars in such a different way. We've become so used to seeing their faces in the movies and TV shows that we love that when they slip on glasses in their real lives.

It totally throws us for a loop! Would we even be able to recognize some of these people if we passed them in the street?

It can definitely be surprising how different celebrities look wearing glasses just by changing that one part of their appearance. People such as Kim Kardashian and Ryan Reynolds have both made this list, and it's pretty mind-boggling that they become totally different people when they put on their glasses.

Read on for celebs who look different in glasses -- and all the photographic evidence anyone could need. Prepare to be surprised at some of the stars who made this list.

  • Kim Kardashian

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    Back in 2012, Kim Kardashian was seen trying on glasses in Beverly Hills -- and we've gotta admit that this look is working for her! Even though we're used to seeing Kim without 'em, she definitely pulls them off. Would anyone else be surprised if she ends up coming out with a line of her own glasses one day?
  • Justin Timberlake


    Every once in a while, this former boy-bander puts on his glasses and looks like somebody else. Who is this guy kissing Jessica Biel?! With or without glasses, Justin Timberlake is still pretty fine, though -- not that we're surprised that JT can pull off any look.

  • Anne Hathaway

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    Is it just us, or does Anne look super smart with her glasses on? Not that she doesn't look smart the rest of the time too, but they definitely add a little something extra. Those frames compliment her face so perfectly!

  • Gigi Hadid


    Not only does this model wear glasses, she also creates her own. Gigi shared this post, showing off one of the pairs from her Vogue line -- because of course Gigi would make a pair of specs look super high fashion.

    Those cat-eye frames are vintage in the best way.

  • Prince William

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    Safety first -- even for royalty! We'd have no idea that Prince William needs glasses if we hadn't seen him wearing them while driving back in July 2017. We have to wonder if his kids will need them someday too.

    The whole family would look so adorable in matching pairs!

  • Emma Watson

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    This former Harry Potter star was spotted out and about in London in 2012, wearing her glasses and looking straight-up sophisticated. Emma's glasses do nothing to take away from her beauty. In fact, we love the way these simple frames look on her.

  • Rihanna

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    If we're gonna see a celeb in their glasses, the airport is a pretty safe place to look. (Who wants to wear contacts on a plane?) But luckily for Rihanna, she pulls these off in style, just like everything else she wears.

    Can we please get a Fenty glasses line?! 

  • Kaley Cuoco

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    We had no idea this Big Bang Theory star wore glasses! But knowing Kaley, we're not surprised at all that she's chosen ones with pink frames and a vintage cat eye shape. Just because glasses are required to see and read doesn't mean they have to be boring, after all.

  • Jennifer Garner