Were glasses cool when you were in school, or were those sporting specs teased and called “four eyes?” No matter how lame glasses were considered when you were growing up, they’re much cooler now. In fact, the “geek chic” style is trendy nowadays! Check out the 15 stars below to see who has helped make wearing glasses, whether prescription or faux frames, seem so stylish.
Elton John is known for his eccentric outfits and the glasses he has to match each ensemble. He has thousands of pairs of glasses in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.
Johnny Depp is rarely seen without his favorite frames. Whether they’re black or brown or whether the lenses are colored or crystal clear, Depp just can’t get enough of his glasses.
Tina Fey is often seen wearing black horn-rimmed glasses. Whether she’s wearing them during an episode of 30 Rock or poking fun at them on Saturday Night Live, it’s hard not to recognize the frames as her signature.
Meryl Steep almost always wears a pair of fun frames. She often takes them off and puts them back on during speeches, public appearances, or during films she’s acting in, which draws even more attention to the fact that she wears glasses at all.
Rashida Jones is often spotted wearing thick black frames. She pairs the specs with simple eye makeup as the glasses already draw plenty of attention to her pretty eyes.
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter is known for her eccentric sense of style, which she often complements with a pair of black thick-rimmed glasses.
As if women really needed another reason to fawn over Ryan Gosling, he has now taken to rocking a pair of glasses to match his recently revamped style.
Despite being known for her good looks, Megan Fox insists she’s actually a huge nerd. Maybe she started wearing glasses to help prove her point, or maybe she just loves the look of them. Either way, she makes specs look stylish.
Zooey Deschanel has captured everyone’s hearts by being a little dorky on her hit show New Girl. The frames she wears when acting help develop this persona while also making quite a fashion statement.
Zoe Saldana rocks her specs both on the red carpet and when she’s out and about on a daily basis. She was even chosen to be the face of LensCrafters’ newest campaign to help shoppers find the perfect frames for their face.
Justin Timberlake often accessorizes his ensemble with a face-framing pair of glasses. He even tried his hand at designing eyeglasses in 2010 when he launched a line of eyewear through his William Rast brand.
Christina Hendricks has been spotted in her spectacles on the street and on the red carpet. She also helped launched a campaign last year to find the “Most Stylish Spec Wearer” in Australia.
Katy Perry has worn one of everything over the past few years, including costumes created to match her lyrics and outfits with moving parts. Every now and then she’s spotted in a more casual ensemble that she accessorizes with a cute pair of glasses.
Brad Pitt has recently been wearing a thick-framed pair of glasses everywhere he goes. Maybe he’s trying to cover his face to avoid all that talk about being one of the sexiest men alive.
Whether he’s onscreen or offscreen, Seth Rogen almost always has a pair of specs on. He usually sticks to his favorite black-rimmed pair of frames.