How do I style round-framed glasses?
Round-framed glasses, associated with the hippie era of the 1970s, used to be deemed as old-fashioned. But with more South Korean celebrities donning the accessory recently, it is safe to say that they are cool again.
South Korean actor Lee Jong Suk and Thai-American pop star Nichkhun from South Korean boyband 2PM have made the once-nerdy frames chic, having been spotted wearing wire-rimmed versions of the round frames.
Apart from oval-shaped faces, which can carry off all sorts of spectacle frames, round-framed glasses also suit those with square-shaped faces - the roundness of the frames helps to balance out a strong jaw.
Mr Eddie Tan and Mr Jerial Tan, co-founders of home-grown eyewear brand Visual Mass, share some tips on how to pull the accessory off:
• Round-framed glasses go with any look - match the colour of your glasses to your outfit. A stark black frame is simple and evergreen, and is a statement accessory.
• Round stainless-steel frames go best with denim as the pairing has a timeless casual vibe, while dark tortoiseshell frames are more businesslike.
• For a modern take on the 1970s hippie vibe, opt for round-framed sunglasses with tinted lenses.
Here are some product suggestions:
1. Thin gold frames, $158, by John Dillinger, from Owndays
Those with round-shaped faces can pull off round-framed glasses - make sure that the frames are as thin as possible.
2. Black-rimmed spectacles with gold nose bridge, $145, from Visual Mass
These black-rimmed spectacles are for a serious, business look.
3. Round-framed Holtby sunglasses, $24.90, from Call It Spring, from Zalora.sg
Lightly tinted with a flattering rose-gold hue, these sunglasses are a modern take on the hippie look.
4. Black spectacle frames, $170, from Ray-Ban
The thick and solid black frames of this pair has a 1960s-Mod feel - whether worn as spectacles or sunglasses. Swop the clear lenses with black sunglass ones to change the look.