Round framed glasses explained
Round glasses were popular among 1960s and 70s celebrities, and sometimes since have been relegated to the elderly and ‘nerds’! However, the round shape is back with a vengeance! ‘Round’ usually refers to the circular frame front around the lens. But round frames can come in all shapes and sizes, they may be huge, small, rimless; truly round circles, or just slightly rounded, which can sometimes be a less bold look! They might be a touch hipster; or nerdy; or used as reading glasses.
Notable People and Celebs renowned for round framed glasses
Famous in round frames were Gandhi, John Lennon, Johnny Depp, Elton John, David Letterman, Ozzy Osbourne, and Mary-Kate Olsen and Nicole Ritchie, who both regularly sport round summer sunnies.The most famous round-specs wearer in recent pop culture is Harry Potter, but we all think he could do with a new pair!
Who looks good in round frames?
To make a statement, round frames are one of the best bold shapes to go for. That means round can suit anyone! But, if you are self-conscious about having a round face shape, then steer clear of round frames which might accentuate it! To achieve balance, you should try to select frames that ‘balance’ your features, i.e. opposite shapes. So, round frames suit angular, rectangular or square faces. The eyewire might be round; but also make sure you check out the ‘bridge’ of the glasses. If this is straight rather than curved (like The Wool Spinner) this can create balance within the frame.
Round frame lovers might struggle to find this shape in traditional optician shops. So, we’re thrilled to offer some for you here at Sneaking Duck, just a click away!
Examples of Sneaking Duck round spectacles and sunglasses
- The Wool Spinner is a bold black spin on the classic Harry Potter and John Lennon metal round style
- For a funky wood-like style try The Blue Hole or The Beached As in clear or sunglasses for summer
- The Noggin is a great example of classic tortoise shell, with a rounded statement-making bridge and frame
- The Due Diligence has round lenses with an angular keyhole bridge and temples: balance and boldness all bundled up