While at the JEA Conference, I noticed the many young men & women that wear glasses. I watched hundreds of high schoolers walk by me with their skinny colorful specs. It is very much a part of their fashion statement.
Now, flash back a few decades to my generation. When I was their age, this was NOT a fashion statement but rather a drag. I hated being called "4 Eyes". We tried to make the best of it though. Our favorite frames were probably Aviator frames (which are popular again with this younger generation, but as Sun glasses). I had some and also some ugly wire-rimmed "granny glasses". We also thought it was cool or at least cooler, to wear tinted glasses. My generation begged our parents for contacts (which, by the way, were not like the comfortable ones of today!).
Later in the 80's & 90's, someone came up with ugly over sized plastic glasses. I had a couple of these in several colors. (Yes, the hideous red ones in the picture once overwhelmed my face). How unattractive. We have Sally Jesse Raphael to thank for populating that trend.
Today, I wear contacts for the most part, but also have a cute skinny pair of glasses that I don on occasion. Ditto with both of my daughters, although they wear the glasses more often than I.
I am curious to see what is next in the spectacles fashion world.