Wearing Glasses to Look Good: Yes or No?

A rather big fashion debate that has been going on for quite a while now is whether it is acceptable to wear glasses you do not really need, in order to look cool. Some people believe that they look better with glasses than without, they feel these frame their face better or make them look wiser. Others want to add some color to their face and therefore use glasses to do it.

Many people think this is not only a style faux-pas, but a general lack of etiquette, while others don’t have much of a problem with it.

We’ve gathered the main reasons why wearing glasses one does not need is a faux-pas why it is not, as we’ve tried to reach a conclusion.



Why yes

While generally in fashion, form follows function and most things you wear have a primary practical goal, this is not always the case. Yes, jackets, shirts, trousers and everything else have a purpose, but some fashion items are sometimes just as adornment. Chains, bracelets and, these days, watches are in many cases purely decorative and serve no other purpose than the aesthetic one. Which should be enough.

Therefore, why should you not wear glasses just to look cool or more structured? Clothes and accessories should be fun and you should very well wear anything you want.

However, you should know that if you want to wear glasses just for show, they should not have any medical properties, as otherwise you risk looking your good sight.



Why not

On the other hand, glasses are a very clear aid to one’s health and most people who wear glasses tend to find people who wear them just for show to be fake. It is true that it is a little odd to wear something that is meant to help just for show, which is the main reason why you should not wear glasses if you don’t need them.

You can invest in a cool pair of sunglasses as an alternative or try and see if you can get glasses that feature just a screen protection for when you are working on a computer or watching TV for example. Otherwise, it could be bad karma.


In the end, it can be said that there is no exact answer. Yes, wearing glasses you don’t need can be seen as a little insensitive, but then again, it does not always have to be the case. One should be in control of their looks and if glasses are the thing to give yourself an edge, you should go for it. But watch out for what might come out of it…


Fraquoh and Franchomme





Further reading:

Choosing glasses according to your face shape, hair and eye color

Here’s why you should wear quality glasses frames

6 things to consider when buying glasses

Choosing the right sunglasses for every occasion

The pros and cons of buying eyeglasses online

Why and how to wear exotic sunglasses. Part one: Wooden frames

Why and how to wear exotic sunglasses. Part two: Sci-Fi frames

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