It’s old, it’s nerdy, it’s naughty and it’s back. With A-listers in Hollywood and Bollywood flaunting their thick-rimmed spectacles everywhere, the trend has made yet another comeback, and this time, it’s cooler than ever.
From Kareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan and Shah Rukh Khan to international biggies like Johnny Depp, Madonna and her daughter Lourdes, Scarlett Johannson, musician Danny Gokey, Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z, everyone is flashing their frames.
Stylist Rajat Tangri says, “The thick framed spectacles are a revival of fashion in the 70s and 80s. It has become a style statement even for those who don’t need it medically, as they accentuate eyes and draw attention to the face.”
Be a star
Kareena Kapoor flaunted red frames in 3 Idiots. Sonam Kapoor is sporting rimless glasses in the movie I Hate Luv Storys. “Spectacles can give a different look to one's personality. It can make you look cute or serious.
The frames are available in so many different colour and styles; you can choose a new look everyday. Also, they go with formals as well as basic blue jeans and white shirt,” says actor Koena Mitra.Stores are smiling, too. "Celebs are bringing back the retro trend. Youngsters are saving money to buy their favourite brands. The local versions are just as popular.
Some spectacles also come with changeable outer frames. Colours such as red, mustard, blue, orange and pink are hot,” says Sanjay Tyagi of Bon Ton.
You must choose a frame according your skin tone, say stylists. “If your complexion is wheatish to dark, frames in colours such as yellow, gold, red and orange are ideal. Those with a fair complexion can go for blues, blacks, pinks, browns and amber,” suggests stylist Shy Kalra.
There is no dearth of styles for different face types, too. Narrow frames with a high-set temple look best on a round face. If you have a square-type face, try the angular styles. Those with an oval face, however, have an advantage — just about any style looks good.
Make sure you store your pair safely in its case, and keep it clean and dry with a soft wipe-cloth.
Wear your jeggings right
What are they
Extremely skinny jeans that can be doubled as leggings are called jeggings. They can be tricky at times.
They look good on slender legs. Avoid if you’re on the heavier side.
Colour ’em right
Instead of going for light shades that will get soiled in the rains easily, pick a dark pair. They go well with everything from colourful tees to dressy numbers. Black is for those who want to look slimmer.
Buy an appropriate length as jeans bunched-up at the bottom look bad.
They are made of denim, so covering the butt is not necessary. Team them with kurtas for day-wear. Flip flops or a chunky pair of heels would compliment your look.