Wonder Woman Glasses: The Memorable Specs of Diana Prince
Are you a die-hard Wonder Woman fan? Then you probably know that the Amazonian superheroine has worn plenty of glasses over the years as Diana Prince.
Here, we’ve gathered some of the most memorable specs she has ever sported, so read on if you want to know how to channel her Wonder-ful style.
Wonder Woman glasses styles
Getting to know Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman was created in 1941 as the brainchild of William Moulton Marston, a psychologist and comic book writer.
Since her birth in the pages of comic books, she has been brought to life in both film and television and portrayed by the likes of Lynda Carter and Gal Gadot.
Besides being a fierce warrior with incredible combat skills, she’s also incredibly strong and agile, thanks to her Amazonian heritage. Plus, she’s got a kickass Lasso of Truth that can be used to get the truth out of anyone.
The iconic style of Wonder Woman & Diana Prince
Whether it’s her classic red-blue-gold palette or the golden eagle emblem, Wonder Woman’s crime-fighting costumes have always been integral to her superhero persona. From the original comic book series to the latest DCEU film adaptations, the most distinctive elements of her style have remained constant through the years, cementing the iconic imagery of Wonder Woman.
Even so, her costumes find ways to evolve with the times, with each version having its own unique flair while staying true to the character’s roots.
Her alter ego, Diana Prince, is no slouch in the wardrobe department either. From professional business suits to casual dresses and even athletic wear, her off-duty style is versatile and chic. She’s also been known to mix and match patterns or throw on a bold accessory to jazz up her look.
One of the elements you see pop up regularly in Diana Prince’s look are her glasses, which add a whole new layer to her outfits.
The eyewear of Diana Prince
Like Superman and his Clark Kent persona, who also sports glasses, Wonder Woman also dons glasses as part of her transformation into “civilian” Diana Prince. Here are some of the chic eyewear she has worn over the decades.
1. Full-rim round glasses
Many people grew up with Lynda Carter’s version of Wonder Woman on TV when the show aired from 1975 to 1979.
The first season was set in the 1940s, during World War II. Diana Prince was Steve Trevor’s secretary, and they both worked for the US military. This meant she had to wear a military uniform, which was paired with no-nonsense full-rimmed round glasses, giving her a more relatable persona.
To get the look, check out the Bobby frames in round black:
2. Black horn-rimmed oval
It’s no secret that Gal Gadot’s portrayal of the superhero in the 2017 film Wonder Woman was a hit. Her take on the role perfectly blended Wonder Woman’s strength and elegance with Diana Prince’s vulnerability and kindness.
And can we talk about her period clothing? While the 1910s might not be the most exciting era for fashion, Gadot still manages to pull off the bowler hat and tweed suit with aplomb. Completing the look is a pair of simple yet sophisticated black horn-rimmed oval glasses.
Try out the Kingly frames in oval black for her look:
3. Double-bridge square
In the second and third seasons of Wonder Woman the TV show, viewers got to see a more relaxed side to the Amazonian princess as the setting of the show transitioned from the 1940s to the 70s. Gone was the military uniform, and in came trench coats, hats, jewelry and oversized sunglasses.
One of them featured a distinctive double nose bridge and square tinted lenses.
See the NEAT NT008 frames for the double-bridge look:
4. Oversized square tortoiseshell
In another memorable turn, Diana served up a look for the ages in a powder blue top with a plunging neckline and a pair of oversized square glasses in tortoiseshell.
The outfit accentuated Lynda Carter’s striking blue eyes beautifully, while the tortoiseshell glasses made a perfect frame for them.
Give the Gentle tortoiseshell frames a try for the look:
5. Tinted horn-rimmed round
In a look that’s quintessentially 70s, Diana sports a cozy turtleneck with gold hoop earrings and chic horn-rimmed glasses featuring tinted lenses.
What makes this pair even more interesting is the reflective, rose-gold frames. The glasses are undoubtedly the star of this outfit.
Check out the Gem frames for the 70s Diana look:
How to make Wonder Woman’s glasses work for you
Full-rim round and tinted horn-rimmed round glasses are best for faces that are angular and sharper. So, if you have a square, heart, or diamond-shape face shape, these frames will work for you. Additionally, square faces can also pull off the black oval horn-rimmed glasses.
The oversized square glasses suit round faces the most, as the angles of the square frames will balance out and contour your facial features. The same goes for the double-bridge square glasses.
For triangle-shaped faces, oversized and aviator glasses are recommended, so you can either opt for the oversized square glasses or the double-bridge aviator-like square glasses.
If you have an oval face shape, you’re a lucky one as this shape works with virtually all frame shapes, so take your pick from any of the above.
Check out our in-depth guide to finding the right glasses for your face shape here.
Styling tips for each type of glasses
Let’s start with full-rim round glasses. You’ll want to pair these with a hairstyle that’s either short and spiky or long and layered. Outfit-wise, something classic and feminine, like a flowy skirt or tailored blazer, will complement these glasses nicely.
Next up, black horn-rimmed glasses. These are perfect for a sleek and sophisticated look, so consider a chic updo or sleek straight hair. Pair with a bold lip color and a monochromatic outfit for maximum impact.
Double-bridge square glasses look great with a messy bun or a voluminous blowout. Contrast these angular glasses with soft, girly makeup like rosy cheeks and subtle highlighter.
For oversized square tortoiseshell glasses, let your hair flow in loose waves and wear them with something edgy like a leather jacket or distressed denim.
Lastly, consider a fun and playful hairstyle like braids or colorful streaks for tinted horn-rimmed round glasses. Balance them out with neutral makeup and a simple outfit.
Seeing the world through the eyes of Wonder Woman
Now you know there are plenty of options to choose from if you ever want to take a leaf out of Wonder Woman’s style book.
From full-rim round to double-bridge square to horn-rimmed round specs, the superheroine’s eyewear arsenal is almost as varied as her actual arsenal of weapons.
More importantly, they convey how Wonder Woman has continuously adapted to the times and evolved through the years. One thing that will never change, however, is her place in comic book history as the ultimate girl power icon.
Want more eyewear-oriented pop culture deep dives? Be sure to check out our piece on these iconic cartoon characters and their glasses.