Exuding vintage class, elegance and luxury, gold glasses are the perfect way to accentuate and elevate your look.
The golden era of gold glasses
Gold glasses are a couple of centuries old! Many vintage glasses were made of solid gold, or simply gold-filled. You might have seen some of their earliest forms in films where gentlemen wore golden monocles that were sometimes embellished with gemstones. Other memorable gold glasses include John Lennon or Mahatma Gandhi’s iconic round spectacles.
As cheaper and lighter materials were discovered around the 1940s however, gold, silver and metal glasses dropped out of the limelight for a while.
Back on trend
Of course, what was once in fashion can always be brought back especially when we see these vintage pieces fashionably pulled off by celebrities such as Ali Wong, Gigi Hadid and Brad Pitt.
Today, gold glasses are a very popular choice that adds an easy touch of vintage flair.
Making gold glasses work for you
To find the perfect pair of gold glasses for you, it’s important to take your own facial features into consideration. Gold glasses come in many different frame shapes, and it’s important to bring balance to your face. You can start by identifying your face shape and reading our guide on matching frames to your face shape.
Once that’s covered, consider the colour of the metallic frame. After all – gold comes in many shades! A common strategy is to make sure it complements your skin tone. Gold tends to look best on warmer color tones, whether you have a light or dark complexion.
However, rose gold glasses are a more subtle gold variation that looks great on almost anyone, and looks especially striking on those with darker skin. Fairer skin tones look great with champagne gold glasses.
Gold glasses exude gold class
Eyeglasses serve both a practical and aesthetic role, just like belts.
As a safe rule of thumb, belts should typically be the same colour as shoes. For gold glasses thankfully, they can be a lot more forgiving! They pair with everything but can look especially striking when paired with neutral and earth tones in a similar color family as your glasses.