Ever noticed one of those ‘celebrities without makeup’ articles and been tempted to click? (Oh yeah, we see you.) Well, here’s our answer to that guilty-pleasure Google: 10 celebrities who look completely different with glasses. Bonus: we also recommend similar glasses styles that come without the celebrity price tag.
Anyone who’s gotten glasses (whether for the first or fifteenth time) knows that donning new frames can completely change your look. Celebrities are no exception. Let’s take a look.
- Jennifer Lopez
- Robert Downey Jr.
- Lupita Nyong’o
- Lady Gaga
- Steve Carell
- Hugh Jackman
- Jason Momoa
- Elton John
J-Lo is no stranger to complete style makeovers. From the late 90s and early 2000s to this day, her wardrobe has ranged from daring to darling and everything in between.
And look at this transformation, courtesy of dramatic oversized aviators.
To pull off this chic 70s look, customize aviators with tinted sun lenses (and pair with cargo pants and an army jacket to boot)
How do you even begin to describe Zendaya’s style? ‘Eye-conic’, perhaps? (See what we did there…) Known for her cutting-edge looks, Zendaya is one celebrity who’s no stranger to spectacle – or spectacles.
Guess who needed glasses….😁😎 #everythingshellaclear pic.twitter.com/WmmZ8r0QUG
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) March 8, 2015
While she isn’t often spotted wearing glasses, she can make a style statement out of a classic rectangular pair.
Mimic her look with oversized black frames. Bonus: if your style is as versatile as Zendaya’s, they go with everything.
Robert Downey Jr.
When you think of Robert Downey Jr. wearing glasses, you might picture Tony Stark’s tech-savvy sunglasses. But did you know that RDJ can also rock a pair of vintage-style browline glasses?
Get the look with these semi-rimless styles.
And if it is Tony Stark’s glasses you’re after, we do have some dupes (voice-activated AI not included).
Known for her stunning red carpet looks, especially a floor-length gown, Lupita Nyong’o’s fearless fashion doesn’t stop at clothes. Her eyewear style is equally on point.
She brings the statement look off the red carpet in a sleek pair of bridgeless aviators.
Want to copy her look? (Who doesn’t?) Look no further.
Did you know that Lady Gaga’s real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta? Her ability to reinvent herself is a defining point of her career – and her style. Lady Gaga’s outfits might be better summed up as ‘moments’ (ahem, meat dress).
So seeing her in this low-key black pair is surprising – but then again, which of her looks aren’t?
Get the look with these classic black styles.
He might play the boss on The Office, but in the right pair of glasses, Steve Carell looks like a real boss. Exhibit A: this retro pair of two-toned frames.
Give yourself a style promotion in these pairs.
Like a lot of celebrities, Jay-Z can often be found looking cool and understated in black sunglasses, but he makes glasses look equally hip. Retro Wayfarer-style glasses complement his laid-back street style.
Grab some Wayfarers (or Wayfarer lookalikes) for yourself.
It might not be as dramatic of a transformation as when he plays a mutant superhero, but Hugh Jackman wearing glasses is a definite style shift.
Recreate this look with square black aviators.
Rugged, outdoorsy, and adventurous are words that might come to mind when you think of Jason Momoa. Maybe it’s no surprise, then, to see him wearing a pair of tortoiseshell glasses – they’re as versatile and down-to-earth as he is.
Here are some easy-going pairs that pair with an anything-goes vibe.
Needless to say, Elton John is one celebrity whose style is defined by his glasses. So seeing him without them is kind of a shock. Here’s a rare moment when he took off his glasses.
Seeing Elton John without glasses was more shocking than anything Ricky Gervais said. pic.twitter.com/3f1kOW4afj
— Matthew Reichbach (@fbihop) January 6, 2020
Looking to bring some spec-tacular drama à la Elton John? Seek out oversized frames in bold colours and customize them with tinted lenses.
Channel a celeb look with glasses starting from $9
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