Round glasses, which were formerly the norm for all glasses, have soared in popularity over the years and are still widely popular now. We do not have to go far back in history to discover someone wearing round glasses. While learning more about the origin of round frames, along we’ll take a look at the various variations of this iconic round fits that we offer.
Origin Of Round Glasses
This type of glasses is popular among celebrities and many of us nowadays. The lenses were basically magnifying spectacles linked together to fit on your nose, akin to an early pince-nez, and the first glasses in the 1200-the 1300s were spherical.
By the 1700s, designers had figured out how to include the temples, giving us the style we know today. It wasn’t until the early 1900s, more than a century later. Round sunglasses began to be mass-produced by companies. They were, as you would imagine, basic wireframe designs, much like their forerunners hundreds of years before.
The popularity of round glasses skyrocketed in the 1920s, when movie stars, athletes, and celebrities wore them. By the 1940s, many people were buying eyeglasses, but they wanted variety. Manufacturers added additional styles to their wireframe designs, including strong, thick borders, floral embellishments, and more. This was the beginning of something far larger, a change in the forms and designs themselves.
The counterculture trend in the 1960s and 1970s emphasised reuse and anti-consumerism, which led consumers to retro glasses retailers. The round glasses were a symbol of opposition to the war and other social problems, as well as a link to the intellectuals of the 1920s and 1930s.
The lenses got larger, and the rims became more prominent over time. Cat eyes led to square and large spectacles, which developed into circles. We even have huge bug-eye glasses these days. All of them attribute their look to the parent of them all, the original round glasses.
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