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History of Iconic Eyeglass Styles - The Round Frame

by Emmeline Eyewear |

Round frames have never really been out of style and they’re loved by many. They just never get old and they’re super versatile, making them a perfect option for eyeglasses and sunglasses. That’s why it’s time we learn a bit more about their history!

The origins of round frame glasses are a bit unclear because there’s not one specific person that can be credited with their creation. Round glasses have been around since eyeglasses were invented and they date as far back as the 13th century.

The earliest versions of round eyeglasses didn’t have temples and they were made with materials such as lead, iron, and leather, which people need to hold up to their face with their hand.

Years later, demand for this style of glasses increased and they became a lot more affordable. In the 1920s, everyone had a pair of round glasses, but as new styles began to rise, round glasses took a backseat for a while. In the 1960s, the hippie movement brought them back to the forefront and they became synonymous with bohemian vibes and John Lennon.

Today, round glasses continue to be very popular and they’re available in many different styles to evoke some of their history. Some are more classic and intellectual, borrowing from the 1920s aesthetic, and others are more bohemian. The frames are available in many different materials and colors, so it won’t be difficult to find a perfect expression of your style.

Looking to get into this classic, but reinvented trend. Visit our store where we have a wide selection round and roundish such as BelleOptimistically HopefullyRounder and many more. Depending on your wish list, you can find metal or acetate frames to best suit your comfort level.

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