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Look Back: The Evolution of Eyeglass Styles

LOOK BACK: The Evolution of Eyeglass Styles The 1960s THICK PLASTIC CAT-EYE SEMI- RIMLESS The upturned corners of the frames gave women a distinctive look Made popular and famous by people like Buddy Holly Lenses were held by a half-frame, usually in black or other solid color The 1970s OVERSIZED FRAMES OUTRAGEOUS DESIGNS ROUND Both rimless and Large, wide frames became all the rage with rims, made popular by people like John Lennon Funky and modern at the time, popularized by Elton John The 1980s WAYFARERS WRAP- ΤIΤΓ CE AROUND Cat-eye frames and other vintage looks came back into style This classic shape Mostly popular for sunglasses, made famous by made a comeback thanks to Madonna and Tom Cruise Grace Jones The 1990s MINIMALISM ATHLETIC TINTΓΕD INFLUENCES LENSES Simplicity came into vogue in response to the wacky shapes of previous years Popular for sunglasses as well as everyday frames Usually more of a fashion statement than for prescription lenses The 2000s through Today PERSON ALITY EYEGLASS BRANDS VINTAGE A wide range of frames are popular Semi-rimless, chunky plastic, and other retro There are now more now, expressing the wearer's individuality brands than ever, from boutique labels to big designers styles are back Provided by: Eye Lun Lucy AN OPTOMETNIC BOUTIQUE WWWEYELUVILUCY.COM Sources: http://www.dailyworth.com/posts/2428-how-glasses-have-evolved-over-the-centuries/ http://www.ehow.com/info_8379304_60s-styles-eyeglasses.html http://www.lovelyish.com/2012/o5/22/6-more-horrible-9os-trends-that-im-glad-havent-come-back/

Look Back: The Evolution of Eyeglass Styles

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Cat-eye glasses were big in the 1960s but soon gave way to oversized frames with outrageous designs in the 1970s. Discover other changes in the evolution of eyewear by clicking over to this infographi...

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