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10 Reasons We Love Black Glasses

Jamie Mendiola

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Jamie Mendiola

Updated: 18 April 2024 •  
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On the hunt for a new piece of eyewear to complete your wardrobe? Look no further than black!
 
Black glasses frames have always been a staple for many fashionistas around the globe.
 
They’re classic, versatile, and never go out of style. Here are the top 10 reasons why we love them.

1. Black glasses are versatile

black eyeglasses placed beside cups of coffee on a table

Black glasses are versatile enough to be worn on casual dates, special events, and more.

 
One of the top advantages of wearing a pair of black specs is how versatile they can be.
 
You can match them with any outfit or aesthetic.
 
Whether you’re planning to dress up for a party or simply need to go on a grocery run, you can trust your black glasses to do its job.
 
Even if you’re wearing wild colors and patterns, a black pair won’t clash with them.
 

2. Black glasses are timeless

black glasses with a round frame shape

Black frames have an effortless chicness about them that puts them in a league of their own.

 
Here’s the thing, fashion trends come and go. Black glasses, on the other hand, are here to stay.
 
When your style and looks are timeless, you don’t need to keep following every single fashion trend.
 
While some colors and designs might get stale after a few years, a pair of black frames will always look chic.
 
For this reason, you’ll see people of all ages wear — and look good in — this type of glasses .
 

3. Use black glasses for an instant professional look

woman exudes professionalism while wearing black glasses

Black glasses add an instant professional vibe to your work outfit.

 
Tired of not being taken seriously at work?
 
Wearing bold, black frames might do the trick.
 
It helps add a professional touch to your overall look instantly.
 
You’ll look even better if you match your black glasses with a sleek office suit.
 
Or, go full Clark Kent and pair your specs with a geeky chic getup.
 

4. The edge and personality of black glasses

edna mode wears black glasses in The Incredibles

Edna Mode from ‘The Incredibles’ is a masterclass in how black glasses can add an edge to your look. Source: Racked

 
Remember Edna Mode from the animated film, ‘The Incredibles’?
 
If you do, you probably know how much her eyeglasses show off her fiery, no-nonsense personality.
 
Similarly, black spectacles can add some spice to your style in real life.
 
They emphasize the edgy vibe of your look, rather than suppress it.
 
Whether you pair them with office wear or casual garments, black glasses will always make a statement.
 

5. Black glasses can have a flaw-hiding effect

woman wears black glasses

Black glasses can create a more streamlined look for your facial features.

 
Aside from becoming the centerpiece of your look, a pair of black specs can bring out the beauty in your features.
 
It can emphasize your strengths while hiding your flaws.
 
If you’re somewhat insecure about how you might look, especially from certain angles, black glasses can create a more streamlined look for your face.
 
The effect will be even better if you get a pair of glasses that flatters your face shape.
 

6. Many celebs love black glasses

Sometimes, you don’t need to look too far for style inspiration.
 
If you’re unsure of how to incorporate black spectacles into your daily wardrobe, just look at how these celebrities do it.
 

Rihanna

 
rihanna wears a pair of oversized oval black glasses

Rihanna flaunts thick cat-eye specs in New York City. Source: Pinterest

 
Rihanna never fails to deliver even when she’s not on stage or on a red carpet.
 
Here, she’s wearing full-rimmed black spectacles that add a fashionable edge to her casual, off-duty outfit.
 
Steal her sleek cat-eye vibe with the solid black Karina frames.
 

 

Zooey Deschanel

 
Zooey Deschanel rocking black spectacles with her signature bangs

Zooey Deschanel sports black spectacles alongside her signature bangs. Source: Refinery29

 
The ‘New Girl’ star has carved a signature look out of her favorite black glasses.
 
If you want to recreate her style, do as Zooey does and match your black specs with thick, straight bangs and retro floral outfits.
 
Channel geek chic, Zooey-style with the square Quiet frames.
 

 

Matt Bomer

 
Matt Bomer donning rectangular black specs on the red carpet

Matt Bomer wears rectangular black specs on the red carpet. Source: Pinterest

 
If you’re looking for office chic inspiration, Matt Bomer on the red carpet is a good place to start.
 
Whenever he dons a pair of rectangular black frames and a sleek suit, he always delivers a killer look.
 
Our rectangular Stellar glasses are just the dupe you need to get Matt Bomer’s look.
 

 

Oprah Winfrey

 
Oprah winfrey wears black cat-eye frames and large drop earrings

Oprah looks glamorous in her black cat-eye frames and large drop earrings. Source: Elle

 
Being the host of the highest-rated talk show in America, Oprah has always shown up in standout style.
 
One of her favorite looks is a pair of black cat-eye glasses coordinated with the most fabulous earrings ever.
 
Bring out your inner Oprah with the cat-eye Precious frames
 

 

Robert Downey Jr

 
Robert Downey Jr wears black aviators with tinted lenses on the red carpet

Robert Downey Jr. wears one of his signature glasses, black aviators with tinted lenses on the red carpet. Source: DAMAN

 
A superhero who has always made black glasses look cool is Robert Downey Jr.
 
The Iron Man star is frequently spotted on the red carpet in bold, black specs featuring tinted lenses in orange, red, or green.
 
Turn heads anywhere you go with these Thomas aviators.
 

 

Cate Blanchett

 
Cate Blanchett wears black glasses for a minimalist chic style

Cate Blanchett goes minimalist chic with black glasses, a black top, and a silver watch. Source: Twitter

 
Minimalism is a timeless and elegant aesthetic, and it has always been done well by Cate Blanchett on and off the red carpet.
 
Here, she proves that less is more in a pair of rectangular black spectacles, simple black top, and silver wristwatch.
 
Elevate your look with the stylish rectangle Xper frames.
 

 

7. Black glasses are low-maintenance

black glasses frames covered in water droplets

Black frames don’t fade or get smudged easily.

 
Black frames are all about combining style and practicality in one.
 
If you’re looking for something low-maintenance, they’re your best bet.
 
Unlike lighter-colored frames, black glasses don’t fade in color as easily. They’re also less likely to show dirt and fingerprint smudges easily.
 
It’s the perfect pair if you’re always on the go.
 

8. Men & women alike can wear black glasses with style

man wears black glasses

Black glasses can be worn by any gender.

 
Aside from being practical, black glasses are fully versatile for any gender.
 
After all, black is a unisex color that’s universally flattering on everyone.
 
They’re far from boring either, as black glasses can be found in a wide range of designs to fit both men and women.
 
Whether you’re going for a masculine or feminine look, these dark frames have got you covered.
 

9. Black glasses provide a discreet look

man wears black glasses

Black glasses are perfect for lowkey, everyday wear.

 

Listen, we get it. Sometimes, you’re just not in the mood to stand out from the crowd.
 
On days when you want to relax and blend in, donning a pair of black glasses is the way to go.
 
Black glasses can create a subtle, discreet look that doesn’t draw too much attention.
 
When paired with the right casual outfit, these frames are perfect for understated, everyday wear.
 

10 Flatter any skin tone with black glasses

three asian woman wears thin black glasses frames in professional outfit

Black glasses are universally flattering on any skin tone.

 
It’s no secret that black is a universally flattering color.
 
It can suit any skin tone, whether one is fair, medium, or dark. You don’t even need to worry about undertones, since the color black matches with any shade on the color wheel.
 
With black glasses, you don’t need to worry about which color combinations or patterns will work for you.
 
Plus, it can give your complexion a natural glow, while making the color of your eyes pop.
 

Black glasses should be your staple look

With how versatile and timeless they are, it’s no wonder that black glasses have become a staple in showbiz and the fashion industry.
 
And of course, it’s never too late to jump on the bandwagon if you haven’t already.
 
Embrace a new signature look by trying on a pair of black frames today.
 
If you want to see how they’ll fit your face, you can do so anytime and anywhere with our virtual try-on tool.
 

Jamie Mendiola
Jamie is a writer and non-profit volunteer advocating for mental health. When not typing up a storm at work, you'll find her binge-watching Netflix or meditating like Yoda.

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